KC Closeup: Brad Eastman, Head For The Cure; Santa-Cali-Gon Days

Aug 27, 2017, 02:00 PM

Today on KC Closeup: Brad Eastman was a normal guy on a run, training for the Walt Disney Marathon, when something in his body felt "weird." That weird sensation was his body telling him that something was wrong. When Brad made it to the doctor, an MRI showed that he had a brain tumor. Brad underwent surgery, chemo and other treatments, and today will run in the 15th Annual Head For The Cure 5k at Corporate Woods. Brad's story contains many wake up calls for people who ignore some of the warning signs the body tries to pass along. In the second part of our show, Independence, MO Mayor Eileen Weir calls in to talk about this year's Santa Cali Gon Days festival, starting up this Friday in the historic Independence Town Square. As the festival celebrates its 45th year, it will take on the theme of Main Street 1849. Mayor Weir tells us all about it. Have a good one!