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Johnson Cancer Research Center Newsletter

Highlights of fall activities

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Our 5th annual Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness on Oct. 17 had 150 attendees again this year! The guest speaker, Dr. Susan Krigel, clinical psychologist with the Midwest Cancer Alliance, an outreach arm of the University of Kansas Cancer Center, presented “Chemobrain” and What You Can Do About It, a topic appreciated by many. We thank Komen Kansas for supporting this event. We’ve shared photos on Facebook.

K-State Fighting for a Cure Shirt

CoachBillSnyderK-State fans bought thousands of our Fighting for a Cure shirts in 2014, raising significant awareness of K-State cancer research, and $15,000 to support it!

We thank everybody who bought shirts and the many media outlets, businesses and volunteers who helped promote and sell them! Special thanks to Varney’s and N Zone for helping sell shirts and donating proceeds! We couldn’t have gone as big without them!

Check out the many great photos of friends who supported our #HelpKStateFightCancer social media campaign!

Powercat Gameday crew
Powercat Gameday crew, including former K-State and Kansas City Chief football player Kevin Lockett

Fighting for a Cure Shirt Day Oct. 4

LaBargeCrewInStandsMany K-Staters united in wearing their K-State Fighting for a Cure shirts to the home football game and elsewhere Oct. 4 in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and K-State cancer research!

We appreciated the support of First Lady of K-State Football Sharon Snyder and the Snyder family, K-State President and First Lady Drs. Kirk & Noel Schulz, and so many others who showed their pride in K-State’s fight against cancer. We also thank The Pride of Wildcat Land Marching Band for recognizing K-State cancer researchers and survivors during their halftime performance that day!

Shirts are still available and we’re planning another Shirt Day in October. Watch our newsletter, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Tailgate Party Oct. 4

tailgate party 2014

We had a great time cheering on the ‘Cats with friends at our tailgate party in Cat Town Oct. 4! Join us for great food, beverages and company at our next tailgate party in October!

Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament Oct. 3

Rob Regier's brother Randy (left) and team
Rob Regier’s brother Randy (left) & team

The 17th annual Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament was held Oct. 3, and raised $19,200! We thank and applaud Les and Sandy Regier for all their hard work and success on this longtime fundraiser! Prize winners and sponsors are listed on our webpage and a photo gallery is on Facebook. Special thanks to ten-time Premier Sponsor Grand Mère Development!


Raise the Roof radio fundraiser atop McDonald’s Oct. 3

SunnyMcDClarkeCroppedSunny 102.5 FM had its annual Wildcat Challenge to Tackle Cancer fall campaign for us, and did another on-air fundraiser Oct. 3. This time, Oldies 98.5 did it too! Both stations took donations and auctioned off items all day from the rooftops of both Manhattan McDonald’s locations, raising $7,400! We thank them for continuing to be such great partners!

Jefferson Science Fellow Distinguished Lecture Oct. 10
Dr. Mitchell Turker

We were pleased to present the inaugural Jefferson Science Fellow Distinguished Lecture on Oct. 10, in cooperation with the President’s Office and the Division of Biology. Dr. Mitchell Turker, professor of molecular and medical genetics, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health and Science University, presented “Environmental Exposures and Epigenetic Change” to a packed lecture hall. As a Jefferson Science Fellow, Dr. Turker spent a year lending his expertise to the U.S. State Department.