We love our sponsors! Together, we’ve reached thousands of women and girls to promote women’s health through fitness.  We invite you to join us as we work to inform, motivate, and inspire women to exercise for better health. View our MD5K 2017 Sponsor Information, MD5K 2017 Sponsor Levels,  MD5K 2017 Donor Response Form.  For more information, please contact:

Janet Baker


Presenting Sponsor


Sometimes you just know a hospital is different. The friendly smiles, spiritual touch and the technology and environment that reassure you’ve made the right choice. In Kansas City, that hospital is Shawnee Mission Health. Located at I-35 and 75th Street, we have the largest medical staff in the area—more than 700 physicians, 200 of which are female—including experts who pioneered practices in use around the world. But patients don’t just come here to get better; they come here because they know our care is multidimensional, extending beyond our high-tech tools and exceptional training to include a spiritual touch, the willingness to go the extra mile and a focus on life-long wellness. Come see why we’re much more than medicine. For more information, or to find a doctor, call the ASK-A-NURSE Resource Center at 913-676-7777, or visit www.ShawneeMission.org.

Platinum Sponsor

Unified Life is an investment of the William and Jean Buchanan family. Over the years the Buchanans and Unified Life have supported running events either by participating, sponsoring, organizing or volunteering. They do so because running and walking are proven ways to reduce the risk for developing many diseases, particularly heart disease, and because running events can be excellent vehicles for (a) educating the public about the benefits of regular exercise, and (b) motivating people to begin or maintain a regular exercise program.

Gold Sponsors












Silver Sponsors

Blue Cross Blue Shield

CCI Foundation

Hollywood Casino

Midwest Lifetime Roof Systems



Fiddly Fig Leggs Florist

Panera Bread

Parisi Artisan Coffee


Special thanks to

Balloon Arch: Up Up and Away; Balloon Entertainer: DJ the Balloonman; Lead Vehicles: Wendy Biggerstaff and Gloria Larson; Race T-shirt Design: Jane Smeltzer and Lori Barnes; Volunteer T-shirt Design: Lori Barnes; Graphic Design: Mary Allison, Lori Barnes, and Becky White ; DJ: Kelly Howerton with Blue Note Music.  And thanks to all our portapot decorators!