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Wednesday, May 4

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL SPLAT OUT CANCER. 11 AM – 9 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, Great Lawn. Admission is free with a 2016 Pegasus Pin®. For $5 launch paint-filled balloons at a HUGE canvas and make your mark, all for a great cause. Produced by the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. Proceeds benefits cancer research.

To date, more than $100,000 has been raised to advance cutting-edge cancer research at KentuckyOne Health’s James Graham Brown Center.

Fundraising efforts will continue until the original goal of $1 million has been reached. So just because you missed the event doesn’t mean you can’t still make your mark.

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James Graham Brown Cancer Center DID IT FIRST

The internationally renowned James Graham Brown Cancer Center is creating new and more effective approaches to prevent, detect and treat cancer. The James Graham Brown Cancer Center focuses on translational research, which has the potential to move treatments rapidly from laboratory to patient. This focus has created one of the most robust pipelines of anticancer drugs of any American cancer center. The James Graham Brown Cancer Center currently has more than 150 clinical trials open, and nearly a third of these are new therapies developed by James Graham Brown Cancer Center researchers.

First phase II clinical trial to test the concept that depletion of regulatory T cells can stimulate immunity in advanced cancer patients

First use of colored berries (blueberries) to prevent cancer in high-risk people

First to find that G-rich oligonucleotides inhibit cancer cell growth, and first development of anticancer drug (AS1411) derived from these proteins

First to develop a cancer vaccine produced in tobacco plants (for cervical cancer)

Our Goals

2,000 plus people to attend
National and Regional Recognition
$1,000,000 to fund James Graham Brown Cancer Center's research
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Support this event at one of six levels, or one you create for yourself. Your company will get a designated time for employees to launch balloons onto the Splat Out Cancer wall, have photos taken in front of the VIP Sponsor Wall, enjoy the festivities, and create a lasting, and very meaningful, work of art.



  • Your company's name on permanent display at KentuckyOne Health's James Graham Brown Cancer Center
  • Your company's name on the VIP Sponsor Wall and promotional materials
  • Emcee mentions and recognition throughout the event
  • Invaluable PR and goodwill for your business
  • A dedicated time for your employees to be part of this fun, meaningful, morale-building event
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to cancer patients


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