KTB…A-B-C… 1-2-3!


A is for the Amelia Project. Researchers from around the Indiana area converged in Kokomo on March 23 to collaborate and hear about new breakthroughs in breast cancer research. We are very proud of our intern Ashley Vode, who presented our poster titled: KTB: Thinking, sharing and understanding NORMAL.

B is for Breast Health Summit. The KTB was honored to have a table at the R.E.D. Alliance Breast Health Summit on March 9th in Indianapolis. The summit featured educational workshops, a Health & Wellness expo, and an area called “ask a doctor” that was consistently staffed with physicians with whom anyone could engage in conversation. Andrea Moorhead of WTHR Channel 13 in Indianapolis moderated a panel of scientists, physicians/healthcare professionals, and faith leaders who spoke on different breast cancer issues, concerns, treatments, and current research. The KTB staff was able to connect with many wonderful people who have been touched by breast cancer or who came to find out about available breast health resources. A huge shout out to Executive Director Lisa Hayes for the great work she and the R.E.D. Alliance Board are doing to help end disparities in the fight against breast cancer. 

C is for community partnerships! The KTB attended the Indiana Latino Expo Annual Mayor’s Breakfast on August 15th. Gloria Jimenez and her team did an outstanding job. It was the place to be that morning. We ran into Lisa Hayes, Executive Director of the R.E.D. Alliance and our Latina community advocate Clara Contreras. Kathi and Alison were excited to get a selfie with Rafael Sanchez, who did a phenomenal job as the MC.

We also supported our friends Marlene Dotson, Amanda Szura and Rachel Santos at the Indiana Latino Institute when we attended the Hispanic Heritage Month Annual Luncheon at the JW Marriott. The keynote speaker was the amazing Ana Navarro.

The KTB was out in force late this summer and early fall, attending Latino and Chinese Festivals. Perhaps you might have seen us at…

1: La Plaza’s Fiesta held on September 14th?


Or 2: Indiana Latino Intitute’s Orangeing of the Canal on September 27th?



Or perhaps 3: Indiana Latino Expo on October 12th?


We also attended International Marketplace Coalition’s Taste the Difference Festival on September 21st, Indianapolis Chinese Festival on September 28th, and sent materials to the September 14, Hindu Temple of Central Indiana Annual Temple Fest, held on September 14th. Whew! So much fun meeting so many new people!