The Sunflowers to Roses organization has always been an effort that all of us here at Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City holds near and dear to our hearts. The fight against cancer is one that unfortunately many people must endure as this terrible disease reaches so many lives. Too further help promote the fight against cancer and celebrate survivorship, one special event that Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City takes tremendous pride in is kicking-off the Sunflowers to Roses organizational event with our annual Beers and Gears celebration.
Beers and Gears is a Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City exclusive event that helps kickoff the Annual Sunflowers to Roses Bike Tour. The Sunflowers to Roses organization was created by a group of professional peers and friends who wanted to honor the memory of Chris Anthony and Jack Lockton - both lost their battles to cancer. During their battle, both men were inspired to Live Strong by Lance Armstrong’s triumph over cancer and his subsequent Tour de France victories. Sunflowers to Roses raises money and awareness to fight cancer and promotes cycling as a safe recreational family activity.
At our Beers and Gears event we like to start off the cycling season by taking a closer look at how personal fundraising and sponsorships support local cancer survivors. Proceeds for the Sunflowers to Roses Bike Tour will benefit Cancer Action and the Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Survive and Thrive Program.
In addition to participating and supporting a great organization, Beers and Gears also features:
- Delicious food and beverages
- Bike Tour Details
- Live Music
- And so much more!