Outreach Programs, News and Events

Throughout the year, the MCA offers a variety of outreach programs focused on cancer prevention, screening, early detection and survivorship, which are conducted at member sites and other sites across the region. Some programs can be offered in Spanish. Through a site visit and assessment, the MCA staff will work with members to determine the most appropriate outreach programs to best serve the members' needs and address the cancer burden in that area. Programs include:

The Kansas Masonic Foundation and local Lodges will host screenings across Kansas in 2016. Screening dates will be posted when available.

Sat., Aug 20, 9am-12pm / Morton County Hospital, 445 Hilltop St., Elkhart, KS - Call 620-629-5277 for details
Sat., Aug 27, 9am-12pm / Commanche County Medical Clinic, 202 S Frisco Ave., Coldwater, KS - Call 620-582-5556 for details
Sat., Sept 10, 9am-12pm / 1st Presbyterian Church, 324 N. Baltimore, Derby, KS - Call 316-841-4968 for details
Fri., Sept 16, 5:30pm-8pm / Parker Elementary, 421 N. Center Ave, Parker, KS - Call 913-285-0422 for details
Sat., Sept 17 / Masonic Lodge, 112 W. Ross Ave., Clearwater, KS - Call 316-617-7575 for details
Sat., Sept 24, 9am-12pm / Masonic Lodge, 205 N. Main St., Medicine Lodge, KS - Call 620-886-2378 for details
Sat., Oct 1, 9am-12pm / Masonic Lodge, 2000 W. Laurel, Independence, KS - Call 620-331-1063 for details 

Sat., Oct 8 / Marysville, KS

Sat., Oct 15 / Concordia, KS

Sat., Oct 22 / Eureka, KS

Sat., Oct 29 / Iola, K

Sat., Nov 19 / Topeka, KS

Sat., Dec 3 / Lawrence, KS

In 2015, MCA nnd Kansas Cancer Partnership provided the Pool Cool sun safety training to pool staff in 25 communities across Kansas.
It is an NCI Research-Tested Intervention Program
Contact us to find out more about Pool Cool 


MCA is teaming up with some of our members to show a moving film on the devastating effects of HPV and the importance of getting the vaccine. We will provided updated information on times and locations as new screenings are scheduled.

A resource for those seeking guidance on incorporating HPV vaccine cancer prevention.

A resource for communities seeking guidance on incorporating e-cigarettes in smoking/tobacco policies

For those who are thinking about kicking the smoking habit:

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Cooking Up Comfort

If you or someone you care for is dealing with a chronic disease like cancer, diabetes or hypertension you are invited to join us for free cooking demonstrations & tips on ways to make food appealing and enhance appetites.

At 12 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month from January-October, KU Integrative Medicine dietitians will prepare recipes, share nutrition advice and answer questions to help patients cook-up comfort in the kitchen. The program takes place in the KU Clinical Research Center Test Kitchen at 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway and is currently available via I-TV at Stormont-Vail Cancer Center in Topeka and Heartland Cancer Center in Great Bend, KS.

Attendance is free but space is limited. To register call 913-588-4719.

2016 Kitchen Therapy sessions:

Thursday, Jan 21 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Feb 18 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Mar 17 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Apr 21 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, May 19 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, June 16 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, July 21 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Aug 18 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Sept 15 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Oct 20 - 12pm (CT)

April 2013 Recipes:

Salmon Salad
Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
Sweet Apple Walnut Kale

May 2013 Recipes:
Cumin-Crusted Salmon
Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
Quick Lemon and Garlic Quinoa

June 2013 Recipes:
Curried Lentils and Cauliflower
Massaged Kale & Currant Salad
Chocolate Avo-Almond Pudding

July 2013 Recipes:
Veggie Burgers
Herb Burgers
Cucumber Salad

August 2013 Recipes:
Gingered Melon
Corn & Tomato Salad

September 2013 Recipes:
Sweet Potato Salad
Tomato Basil Chicken Soup
Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

October 2013 Recipes:
Orange-Pistacho Pilaf, Pumpkin Mousse & Swiss Chard with Cranberry Vinaigrette

January 2014 Recipes:
Walnut & Cranberry Studded Greens
Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Veggie Chili with Portobello Mushrooms

February 2014 Recipes:
Quick & Easy Kale Chips
Garlic & Rosemary Bean Dip
Curried Lentils & Cauliflower

March 2014 Recipes:
Creamy Cashew Chicken Chowder
Spring Greens Salad
April 2014 Recipes:
Ginger & Turmeric Spring Carrot Soup
Asian Chicken Salad

May 2014 Recipes:
Chicken Salad Wraps
Sunflower Pate Wraps
Super Salad

June 2014 Recipes:
Black Bean Salad
Fish Tacos with Citrus Slaw
Blackberry Vinaigrette

July 2014 Recipes:
Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing
Black Bean & Quinoa Salad
Triple Greens

August 2014 Recipes:
Gazpacho Soup
Herb-infused Burgers
Lemon Parsley Pesto

September 2014 Recipes:
Quick Pasta Sauce
Spaghetti Squash
Turkey Meatloaf

October 2014 Recipes:
Creamy Cashew Chicken Chowder
Veggie Chili with Portobello Mushrooms
Focaccia with Flax Seed (gluten-free)

January 2015 Recipes:
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Ginger Miso Soup
Orange Wasabi Slaw

February 2015 Recipes:
Veggie Pizza with Almond Flour Crust
Carrot, Cabbage and Kale Salad
Lemon Parsely Pesto

March 2015 Recipes:
Chicken with Shitake Mushrooms and Lemon Quinoa
Super Power Green Salad

April 2015 Recipes:
Coconut Chicken
Lime & Cilantro Cauliflower Rice
Citrus Splashed Salad

May 2015 Recipes:
Pecan Crusted Chicken & Apple Salad
Blueberry Smoothie
Glorious Green Soup

June 2015 Recipes:
Blueberry Muffins with Almond Flour
Banana Choc-ado Pudding or Smoothie
Key Lime Pie Smoothie
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
Groovy Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie

July 2015 Recipes:
Taco Salad with Creamy Avac-antro Vinaigrette
Kale Salad
Thai Cucumber Salad

August 2015 Recipes:
Herb Garden Burgers
Chipotle Yam Fries
Cilantro Slaw

September 2015 Recipes:
Veggie Pizza with Almond Flour Crust
Lemon Parsley Pesto
Mason Jar Sauerkraut
Cultured Cauliflower & Carrots with Garlic

October 2015 Recipes:
Pumpkin Pie Smoothies
Harvest Breakfast Bowl
Sausage and Squash Egg Bakes

November 2015 Recipes:
Fall Salad
Gluten-Free Stuffing
Zesty Cranberry Sauce
Autumn Veggie Mash

January 2016 Recipes:
Cashew Vegetable Korma
Black Rice

February 2016 Recipes:
South of the Border Bowls
Seasoned Cauliflower Rice
Triple Triple Brittle

March 2016 Recipes:
St Patrick's Day Recipes

April 2016 Recipes:
Mango Lassi
Spinach & Turkey Korma

May 2016 Recipes:
Brociflower Salad
Quinoa with Sun Dried Tomato
Mediterranean Salad

June 2016 Recipes:
Coconut Curry Chicken
Apple and Carrot Salad
Kale Salad with Walnuts and Apples

July 2016 Recipes:
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
Caramel Apple Smoothie
Homemade Nut (or Seed) Milk

August 2016 Recipes:
Sweet Potato Burritos
Simple Summer Slaw

Additional Recipes:
Asparagus, Basil, Shallot Spring Frittata
Berry Tart in Raw Pecan Crust
Miracle Microwave Muffin Recipe
Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

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For more great recipes, take a look at the Cut Fat, Cut Cancer cookbook from MCA-member, Stormont-Vail

Last modified: Aug 16, 2016