Friday, September 7, 2018
6 p.m. to midnight

Kansas Speedway

Under the stars and inside the oval at Kansas Speedway, Treads & Threads is an annual black-tie gala benefiting cancer patient care, drawing crowds of thousands of partygoers each September. The event experience includes incredible gourmet cuisine from many of the area's finest restaurants and dessert specialists, signature cocktails and specialty drinks, an exclusive concert by a headline entertainer, spectacular fireworks and a dance floor that's packed 'til midnight!

Party with a purpose

Behind the fun and glamour, Treads & Threads is a party with a purpose. Since 2002, the gala has raised more than $11.5 million to expand and improve patient care at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. As the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, our consistently high-quality outcomes and patient care have earned us a growing national reputation, including being ranked the 25th best cancer program in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

SPONSORSHIP opportunities

Treads & Threads 2018This year, our theme is gratitude: we are celebrating and thanking all of those involved in cancer patient care and those who make it possible, including our sponsors.

Demonstrate your organization's commitment to cancer care with a Treads & Threads sponsorship – now available for this regularly sold out event!

View the 2018 Sponsorship Levels to learn more about sponsorship benefits.

Reserve your spot today to ensure inclusion in marketing materials.


Patron Passes

Individual patron passes will go on sale in late summer 2018.

To receive periodic event updates, including notification when patron passes become available, please sign up for Treads emails

Call 913-588-2800 or email with any questions.


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