KS insurance agents hold bandage battle to help kids fighting cancer

Colorful band aids are helping children fight pediatric cancer.

Members of the KS Assoc. of Insurance Agents pose Monday with the more than 12,000 boxes of bandages they collected for Noah's Bandage Project. (Photo submitted)

The Kansas Association of Insurance agents gathered at their Topeka office Monday to see how many boxes they collected for Noah's Bandage Project.

The project is named for Noah Wilson. Noah battled bone cancer and always wondered why the hospital where he was being treated only used boring brown bandages. Before he passed away, Noah decided to collect fun bandages for other kids at the hospital.

The response to the local drive was overwhelming.

"I received bandages from some friends I got in Texas, some in Nebraska, our insurance companies have pitched in, our local baseball club got behind the charity," Kyle Becker of Smart Insurance in Abilene, Kan. said. "It's really been great to see everybody come out and it doesn't cost a lot of money for someone to go out and buy a box of bandages."

Becker's team came out on top as insurance companies competed to see who could collect the most bandages. In all, they brought in 12,615 boxes, adding up to 252,291 individual bandages.