Chiefs Focus on Breast Cancer Awareness

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Jill Chadwick

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           Breast cancer survivors will be honored at Arrowhead Stadium during this Sunday’s Chiefs game against the Chicago Bears. It’s part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when The University of Kansas Hospital joins with the Chiefs and other area organizations to call attention to the importance of early detection and new treatments.      The campaign’s theme this year is “Get Your Pink On!” A breast cancer survivor, Kaleia Hayes, will be honored in the hospital’s Pink Seat. The Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 raffle during the game will benefit the KU Cancer Center’s genetics counseling program.       

            The video shows the 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness event at Arrowhead stadium, and features interviews with three breast cancer survivors.

            Rebecca Mogensen talks about what it was like when she first received her cancer diagnosis and what it means to participate in this event. Amanda Krysa talks about the shock she received when told she had cancer, and why she wants to bring attention to the disease. Philip Windler says before he was diagnosed with breast cancer, he didn’t realize men could get it too. He also talks about what it was like to get the all clear, and why he wants to draw attention to male breast cancer.