On April 29, The Girls Night Out-4-Breast Cancer fundraising club hosted a Country Hoedown to benefit Cancer Action.

The jam-packed event was held at the Cotillion in Blue Springs. The evening's program included performances by the Missouri Square Dancers Society, Jeff Drydale and Madelyn Padget. The festivities also included dinner, massages, bingo, vendors, grab bags, raffles and lots of door prizes.

In a separate celebration, a check for $4,500 was presented to Cancer Action on June 28 at Chappell's Restaurant in North Kansas City.