WOW! Your generosity has resulted in a banner year for Bra Couture KC in terms of dollars raised for Kansas City area residents who lack health insurance to manage their cancer. With these funds Bra Couture KC has added and expanded services to reach those in need:

The opening of Verda’s Place at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in Research Medical Center

Serving an additional underserved community, this new center provides wigs, prosthetics, lymphedema garments and other key supplies for men and women who have no insurance. This center will also issue cash vouchers to those in treatment who are too ill to work and cannot afford basic living expenses.

This center was made possible by the donations to BCKC by the many friends and family members of our dear friend Verda Salberg who lost her life to breast cancer last year. Listen to a testimonial of a patient at Verda’s Place.

200 New Mammogram Screenings

Bra Couture KC funds will support all ancillary costs associated with 200 new mammogram screenings, donated by Imaging for Women. Our first event on October 13th where we screened close to 50 women from in rural areas of the Northland who lack insurance, medical services and related support. This was an amazing event and the women were so grateful.

This will be followed by screenings scheduled for February, May, August and October of 2019 covering Jackson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Clay and Platte Counties. Our goal is to screen 50 women at each event.

Creation of a $50,000 Patient In Need Fund at the University of Kansas Cancer Center

Fund will pay for cancer related lymphedema services for uninsured men and women.

Bill McCann who is a cancer survivor and on the Bra Couture KC Board of Directors has been working with a national team on a bill before congress called The Lymphedema Treatment Act. Working with KCTV5 as part of our Take 5 to
Care support, Bill appeared on a segment with TV5 reporter Emily Sinovic focusing on this bill that would provide coverage for lymphedema services through Medicare and Medicaid.

Most insurance companies would then follow suit to cover costs associated with this life threatening condition that is caused when lymph nodes are removed during cancer treatments. With the support of KCTV5, we were able to obtain Claire McCaskill as a co-sponsor of this key bill. If you suffer from lymphedema or have a friend or family member who does, please contact your congressional representative to encourage support of this bill. Click here for the link to the TV5 segment.

Additional Support to North Kansas City Hospital

An increased donation to North Kansas City Hospital that will enable the hospital to provide more supplies and services to the uninsured in their community.

Bra Couture KC also donates funds to support Cancer Action; the Bra Couture KC Appearance Center at Truman Medical Center; and our Patient In Need Fund at Missys’ Boutique at the University of Kansas Cancer Center.

This is the power of your donations to Bra Couture KC; thank you so much for your support!

SAVE THE DATE: April 12, 2019
Signature Hangar – Downtown KC Airport

AMAZING! We already have a 2019 $15,000 sponsorship commitment from the AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF GREATER KANSAS CITY 

Watch for an update on sponsorship opportunities for 2019 in the days to come. Please consider becoming a sponsor, to design an art couture bra for the runway, to donate a piece of art for the art walk, to donate an item such as a weekend at a condo or dinner, etc. that would enhance a package for our live auction, or to be a volunteer at the event on April 12, 2019. Click here for more information on how to get involved. 

Thank you again for your generosity to Kansas City’s uninsured community.

The Bra Couture KC Family