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Cancer alliance will meet in Hays

Special to The Hays Daily News

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Community leaders throughout Kansas have joined in the fight against cancer. They are volunteer members of the newly formed Midwest Cancer Alliance Funding Partners, which will host its first meeting Monday in Hays. The council's goal is to generate awareness of the importance of the Midwest Cancer Alliance and to raise $5 million to further its mission.

The Midwest Cancer Alliance links the University of Kansas Cancer Center with a network of 19 member hospitals and research organizations throughout Kansas and western Missouri. These institutions have united to bring cancer research, care and support professionals together to advance the quality and reach of cancer care, prevention, early detection and survivorship in the Heartland.

Inaugural members of the group from northwest Kansas include Chuck and Diane Frickey, Oberlin; Alan Townsend, Goodland; and Barbara Wasinger, chairwoman, Hays.