A beautiful, sunny day in Olathe, KS was more than a perfect setting for friends and family to get together. It was also an opportunity to promote lung cancer awareness by building white ribbons.

LCRF, The White Ribbon Project, and The University of Kansas Cancer Center drew more than 60 people to Heritage Park to paint and sign large, wooden white ribbons which will be distributed throughout the Kansas City area to individuals and organizations that wish to support lung cancer awareness. LCRF extends a big thank you to Michelle Hills from The White Ribbon Project and Sarah Bechard, University of Kansas Cancer Center, for their role in coordinating the day. Chris Draft, NFL Ambassador, co-founder of Team Draft, and board member for The White Ribbon Project, joined the activity and spoke with the group. Thanks is also due to Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, for sponsoring the event.

Ribbon-building is a powerful ways to build community, educate the public, and give a face to lung cancer. The White Ribbon Project promotes awareness about lung cancer by changing public perception of the disease. The White Ribbon Project will be joining LCRF on Saturday, September 30 for the Kansas City Free to Breathe Walk at Longview Lake Park.

To learn more about The White Ribbon Project or request a ribbon, visit thewhiteribbonproject.org. Find out more about the Kansas City Free to Breathe Walk at LCRF.org/kansascity.