Heroes for Healing event planned Sept. 7

Wyandot Inc. is planning a Heroes for Healing fundraising event from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Frontier Steakhouse, 9338 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

Food will be available for purchase, with all proceeds donated to PACES “A Place to be Safe Campaign” to build Robert’s Place Children’s Emergency Shelter.

There will be a live auction, music and food to raise funds. Performance painting by Mike Debus will be a highlight.

A charity motorcycle ride will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 7, followed by a scenic motorcycle ride from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Children’s activities are included from 2 to 5 p.m. The live auction is at 4:30 p.m.

Nunnally graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Lester Nunnally has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Nunnally is the brother of Morgan Lindesay of Kansas City, Kan.

He is a 2014 graduate of Washington High School, Kansas City, Kan.

Women shouldn’t regard bladder cancer as man’s disease, doctor says

While statistics show only about 25 percent of bladder cancer patients are women, a doctor at The University of Kansas Cancer Center said more women are being diagnosed.

Dr. Jeffrey Holzbeierlein, urologist, said increased smoking by women is the primary reason. But, Dr. Holzbeierlein said that bladder cancer should be evaluated if there is any persistent urinary tract problem.

He cites the case of Karla Boatright of Neosho, Mo. The 45-year-old thought she had a urinary tract infection that didn’t go away, but a trip to a urologist confirmed it was bladder cancer and she turned to Dr. Holzbeierlein at The University of Kansas Cancer Center for treatment.

The patient has been cancer-free for the last year after undergoing chemotherapy, and an innovative surgery where the cancerous bladder is removed and a new bladder is created from the intestine. She is grateful for the treatment but wishes the bladder cancer diagnosis had been more top of mind when she first started having troubles.

Dr. Holzbeierlein said other potential causes of bladder cancer are exposure to hazardous chemicals including dyes and petroleum products.

In addition to educating women about bladder cancer, patient Karla Boatright has established a web site with spiritual themed cancer items called one24boutique.com. “One24” was the date she received her surprise cancer diagnosis.

To see a KU Hospital video about the topic, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hPArtm__D0

– Story from KU Hospital