Moving Into Wellness
Move your body…move into your life…with awareness, gentleness, playfulness, grace, passion, and truth!  Join us for this six- session program of movement and support that will nurture your body, mind, emotions and spirit! Designed especially for those in all stages of recovery from cancer, these sessions will “meet you and your energy level where you are” and will awaken your senses, expand your energy, rejuvenate, and relax your body/mind.  Each session will include gentle movement, supportive group interaction, and guided relaxation.

Pink Ts: A Program of Exercise for Breast Cancer Recovery
Pink “Ts” (symbolic of “exercise”) is designed for breast cancer survivors following cancer treatments.  The goal of this program is to help survivors maintain healthy and strong bodies while improving in physical strength, endurance and overall daily living.  Techniques are taught using an exercise ball and resistance band.  Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer, Sami Papacek, started this program after discovering that a number of women were searching for answers about how to safely and appropriately incorporate an exercise regimen into their lives after going through treatments.  

Restorative Balanced Moves
Restorative Balanced Moves is a weekly class for men and women that integrates rhythmic and mindful movement, conscious breathing and guided relaxation.  This class is facilitated by an occupational therapist that is trained and skilled in instructing participants through gentle movements designed to improve energy, strength and mobility for individuals at any stage of their cancer recovery.  Participants will learn and practice movements that focus on the whole body, using a systemic movement format that combines elements of yoga, the NIA technique and Tai Chi with segments of the class done standing, sitting and lying on the floor.  Regular participation in this class provides a number of benefits. 

Return to Wholeness: Design Your Path to Well Being - One Day Retreat
Saturate yourself and your senses in a therapeutic day of creativitiy, self-exploration, play, gentle movement, color therapy, relaxation and reflection.  Join us as we explore and awaken the your senses and support your unique process of healing: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  You will learn and experience pratical skills to enhance every day energy management and your whole well-being.  This day is designed to nourish YOU and will accomodate individuals in any stage of cancer recovery.  A nutritious lunch will be provided.

Books by Survivors:
A portion of the proceeds from the sales from these two books, written by survivors to encourage others, will benefit Cancer Action:

Beyond Words - Therese Swarts Iverson Click here for more information.

There is no Stage 5 - Linda Parrish Click here for more information.


Something to Remember- Ian Drazick
The proceeds from the sales of the compact disc “Something to Remember” benefit the Community Education Program at Cancer Action. Ian was 20 years old when he lost his battle with testicular cancer. If you are a male between the ages of 12-50 or are a spouse, friend, son or father of someone who is, please learn more about this project. Click here for more information.

Sunflower to Roses 
Save the date to join us for the Sunflowers to Roses Bike Tour on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Cyclists will enjoy routes of 15, 34, 62, 72 miles. Sunflowers to Roses organization is a tremendous supporter of Cancer Action programs. Click here for information as it is released.


Thank you to our community partners for their wonderful support!

Delores Y. Maxwell 5K Walk for Health and Wellness
Our thanks to the the Jackson County MO Chapter of the The Links, Incorporated for supporting Cancer Action and the Sarcoma Foundation through the 4th Annual Delores Y. Maxwell 5K Walk for Health and Wellness on Saturday, September 24.

 Dillards Salon and Spa
The staff at Dillard's Salon and Spa went all out this year for their annual Pink About It fundraiser supporting breast cancer services. This year, the staff hosted a silent auction and a Spa Day with mani's, pedi's, mini facials, brow waxing, and more. 

Girls Night Out
Independence Square was buzzing during their annual Girls' Night Out on Thursday, October 6. Women came out for shopping, dinner and drinks at historic Independence Square in Independence, MO. For more information about Independence Square Association or the 2012 Girls Night Out, contact Mikealene Evans at independencesquare@att.net.

Kimbell McCurry - Art benefiting Cancer Action
Local artist Kimbell McCurry supported Cancer Action through a special project in October. In honor of his wife, Linda, a breast cancer survivor, McCurry created a new painting each day through the month. You can see McCurry’s artwork at www.kimbellmccurry.com 

Local Knitting
Jeanie Manion once again created great knitted items that were sold at in some very cool stores in the metro all in support of Cancer Action's work with breast cancer survivors.

Rod Rogers Memorial Golf Tournament
The 9th Annual Rod Rogers Memorial Golf Tournament was a great success. Rod Rogers' family is committed to supporting research to find a cure for Pancreatic Cancer and supporting pancreatic cancer patients in our community. For information on participating in the 2012 tournament, 
contact Marylyn Rogers Owens at 913-461-8527 or Jennifer Rogers Vogel at (913) 558-0196.

Would you like to host an event benefiting Cancer Action? Karla Nichols, Executive Director, to share you idea. (913) 642-8885 or karlan@canceractionkc.org.