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Health Awareness Days Return to The K

Published: 06/01/2017

Breast surgeon Christa Balanoff, MD, prepared to throw out the first pitch May 14 at The K for Women's Health Awareness Day
Breast surgeon Christa Balanoff, MD, prepared to throw out the first pitch on May 14.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — With the Kansas City Royals in full swing, The University of Kansas Health System again is providing Health Awareness Days at The K.

Each season shines the spotlight on three different healthcare topics. Patients, physicians and other caregivers are selected to throw out that game's first pitch, serve as first-pitch catcher, sing the national anthem and sit in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat.

They also meet with fans at Gate D and participate in media interviews to call attention to that game's health topic.

This season's first event, Women's Health Awareness, was May 14 (Mother's Day), which focused on the importance of regular mammograms and HPV vaccinations.

Parkinson's Awareness Day at The K is set for Saturday, July 1, against the Minnesota Twins; Organ Donation and Transplant Awareness is Saturday, July 22, against the Chicago White Sox.

This is the seventh season our health system has served as the Royals' official healthcare provider.

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