Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. Kansas City Branch Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.  (KSM) recently teamed up with Link-Belt Excavators for a community fundraising event benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness and Susan G. Komen Kansas & Western Missouri. The team at KSM presented a $2,000 check to the nonprofit, along with nearly 100 hand-written notes of encouragement for patients undergoing breast cancer treatment. Susan G. Komen Kansas & Western Missouri will distribute the notes to treatment centers throughout the Kansas City metro area.

“Family is a core tenant of KSM and big part of our culture here in Kansas City and across all KSM locations,” said Tim Yauilla, Kansas City branch manager for Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. “KSM employees and their families always enjoy getting involved in the Kansas City community and we were honored to help fundraise and increase awareness for breast cancer awareness among our community.”

Local race car driver and 2018 POWRi National Midget Champion Tucker Klaasmeyer was also in attendance at the event. He provided autographs and auctioned off a custom pink helmet. The proceeds from the auction support the local Susan G. Komen Kansas & Western Missouri branch and community members.

“I’m excited and honored to have been a part of the “Diggin’ for a Cure” event put on by Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. and Link-Belt Excavators,” said Klaasmeyer. “Having been influenced by many incredible women in my life, their health and wellbeing is truly important to me. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the United States and I’m proud to help take action against that statistic.”

The event was co-sponsored by Link-Belt Excavators as part of their national “Pink-Belt” Tour and the unique Pink Link-Belt model was on onsite during the event.

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About Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. was established in 1983 and is recognized as one of the premiere new and used heavy construction equipment and crane dealers in the country. Kirby-Smith Machinery and its hundreds of dedicated professional employees are committed to providing reliable new and used equipment for sale and equipment rentals, as well as responsive service and equipment parts for multiple makes and models. Kirby-Smith Machinery has more than 10 branch locations in Oklahoma, North Texas, West Texas, Kansas and Missouri. For more information about Kirby-Smith Machinery, call 888-861-0219 or visit


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