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Boots & Bar-B-Que

2023 Boots & Bar-B-Que!

Thursday, April 27, 2023

5:30 p.m. - Social Hour, Silent Auction Begins

6:30 p.m. - Dinner, followed by the 50/50 Raffle Drawing and Live Auction

The Cider House

28708 S. Hwy. 7 • Garden City, Missouri

$50 per person

Our fundraising goal is $70,000.

Seating is limited, so make your reservation today!

Purchase tickets to Boots & Bar-B-Que

No tickets will be issued. Please check in at the door.

For more information, contact Kristen Rew at: (816) 380-5888, extension 4810 or krew@cassregional.org.

Proceeds from Boots & Bar-B-Que will be used to fund a new pulmonary function lab at Cass Regional Medical Center.

The pulmonary function lab is used to help diagnose more than 750 patients per year. Lung function tests are administered by our respiratory therapists, and their findings are used by our doctors to appropriately diagnose and treat those living with lung disease and/ or infection. Your support will ensure that we continue to have the best available equipment for our therapists, doctors and, most importantly, our patients.

Lung function tests measure air volume and flow in a patient’s lungs, which can help doctors diagnose restrictive diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, as well as obstructive conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and asthma. While both types can cause shortness of breath, restrictive lung diseases affect a person’s ability to inhale, and obstructive lung diseases make exhaling more difficult.

Another condition in which lung function testing plays a key role is long COVID-19. One of the potential consequences of long COVID is post-COVID fibrosis, which can generally be seen on a CT scan of the lungs. However, some long COVID patients have symptoms, like shortness of breath, yet their scans appear normal. In those cases, abnormalities can only be detected by doing a lung function test. That’s just one of many reasons why this equipment is vital.

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