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Low-income cancer patients invited to renew and ignite at self-care workshop

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Jan. 16, 2019) – The Research Foundation is partnering with Bra Couture KC to offer a self-care workshop for cancer patients that qualify for services at Verda’s Place in the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Research Medical Center.

The workshop, “Renew and Ignite,” will focus on skin care and beauty during cancer treatment. Attendees will leave with makeup and skin care tips for treatment, a makeup and skincare bag, basic clothing styling ideas and a hand-painted silk scarf by artist Candace Futch.

The class is being offered to cancer patients who are currently in treatment at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Research Medical Center and are qualified for services provided by Verda’s Place. Verda’s place is an appearance center for uninsured and underserved cancer patients in the Kansas City community. The Research Foundation collaborated with Bra Couture KC to open Verda's Place in July 2018. Bra Couture KC provides funding for Kansas City area organizations that provide life-empowering services to uninsured and underinsured individuals who have been touched by cancer. Verda's Place, located in the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Research Medical Center, offers wigs, hats, scarves, lymphedema sleeves, bras, prosthetics and other items for cancer patients. 

“Renew and Ignite” will be presented by professional model, trainer and breast cancer survivor Sharon Snowden-Hake at 3-5 p.m. Thursday, February 28 in the Community Board Room at Research Medical Center. Those who wish to attend should RSVP to Cancer Wellness at 816-276-3213 by February 25.

Learn more about Verda’s Place and The Research Foundation’s partnership with Bra Couture KC here.