KU Cancer Doctor to Throw Out First Pass at Chiefs Game

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A breast cancer physician from The University of Kansas Cancer Center will have a very different job at the Chiefs game this Sunday, Oct. 11. Dr. Anne O’Dea has been named a Chiefs Kingdom Champion, and will have the honor of throwing out the First Pass.

Dr. O’Dea has dedicated her career to promoting breast screening guidelines, genetic counseling and preventive measures such as a healthy diet, weight management and exercise. Her work has and will continue to impact the lives of those in the Kansas City community.

Throughout the month of October, the Chiefs will raise money for breast cancer awareness. All money raised will be donated to the genetics counseling program at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, of which Dr. O’Dea leads. Together, Dr. O’Dea and Blue KC are committed to not only helping those diagnosed with breast cancer but prevention and survivorship.  

The Chiefs First Pass program, powered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), is intended to spotlight people who make our community a better place to live, work and play.