To the Editor:
On Saturday, Aug. 23, the American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball will be holding its annual party with a purpose — to raise money to support the fight against cancer.
We invite you to join us as we host the 2014 Cattle Baron’s Ball on our land at the corner of 52nd Street and Kitten Creek Road. We are just 12 miles northwest of Manhattan, and guests will enjoy a wonderful night under the stars featuring great food, live music by Travis Marvin, and the best auction this side of the Mississippi River — all to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Cattle Baron’s Ball events are held in communities across the nation and raise millions of dollars for cancer research and local American Cancer Society programs and services. Thanks to the support of generous sponsors and participants, we have raised more than $250,000 over the last four years — and we look forward to adding to that amount with this year’s event.
Cancer affects the lives of so many people we love and care about. An estimated 14,630 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in Kansas this year. The Amer-ican Cancer Society is dedicated to creating a world with less cancer by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.
Though it’s a nationwide organization, the Society offers programs that meet local needs. Last year, 239 Kansans stayed a total of 5,079 nights at an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge. These facilities provide a home away from home, free of charge, for cancer patients traveling for treatment. That’s why a portion of the funds raised at this year’s Cattle Baron’s Ball will go to support the Society’s Kansas City Hope Lodge.
You don’t have to be a cowboy to attend the Cattle Baron’s Ball, though boots, sequins and spurs are encouraged! If you’re in-terested in learning more, purchasing tickets or becoming a sponsor, contact the American Cancer Society at 785-438-5607 or visit the website, http://www.CattleBar-onsBallManhattan.org.
We hope to see you at the Copeland Ranch on Aug. 23.