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Kansas City's first Brackfest experience slated for March 18

Thu, 03/14/2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — The  Advancement Board for the University of Kansas Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital will host Brackfest 2013 on Monday, March 18, at the College Basketball Experience in Kansas City, Mo.

The event includes a breakfast buffet and the opportunity to hear presentations from Dr. Paul Camarata, associate professor and department chair of neurosurgery; and Dr. Michael Rippee, assistant professor of neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center, who will speak about brain health. Following this, Fox 4’s John Holt will moderate a panel of college basketball experts sharing thoughts on the 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Proceeds will benefit brain health initiatives at KU Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

Basketball panelists include:
    • Dave Armstrong, Big 12 sportscaster;
    • Greg Gurley, Jayhawk basketball broadcaster;
    • Soren Petro, host of Sports Radio 810 WHB;
    • Stan Weber, K-State broadcaster.

A limited number of tickets remain available. More information can be found here.

The event is sponsored by the Advancement Board, a group of more than 80 volunteer members who advocate on behalf of KU Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital, collectively known as the academic medical center. For the past eight years, the Advancement Board has promoted leadership education in patient care, research and education in Kansas City and the region.

KU Endowment is the independent, nonprofit organization serving as the official fundraising and fund-management organization for KU. Founded in 1891, KU Endowment was the first foundation of its kind at a U.S. public university.
 



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