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Johnson Cancer Research Center Newsletter

Polyester Party, 5K Run/Walk & More Upcoming Events

partygoersPink & Purple Polyester Party
Fri., April 22, 2016 ~ 7 p.m.

Make reservations now for the grooviest party of the year! The Pink & Purple Polyester Party, presented by CivicPlus, will be at 7 p.m., April 22, at the K-State Alumni Center.

Dress like the 60s, 70s or 80s and shake your booty with Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs of Kansas City! Vote for your favorite blinged-out bra and enjoy catered treats, libations and a fun photo booth! Best costume wins $100! ‘Like’ the Pink & Purple Polyester Party Facebook page for updates.

Last year’s party raised $13,120! We thank CivicPlus, Briggs Auto Group, Kansas State Federal Credit Union and other sponsors (listed on webpage), as well as the planning committee, volunteers and party-goers! Learn about being sponsoring the 2016 party!


Walk Kansas 5K LogoWalk Kansas 5K for the Fight
Sat., May 7, 2016 ~ 10 a.m.

The acclaimed statewide fitness motivation program, Walk Kansas, will hold its first 5K run/walk May 7 and donate proceeds to our center! Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight is open to all, not just Walk Kansas participants. A 1.5-mile fun walk will also be offered.

We’re so excited about this perfect partnership! Exercise reduces cancer risk. Watch our website and Facebook/Twitter for details.


Cancer Fighters’ 50/50 Fundraiser Raffle – Feb. 8-11. Chances are $2/ticket or $5/3 tickets. Winner gets half the pot! JCRC gets the other half.

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser – April 4, 11 a.m.-midnight, Aggieville

Cancer Research Awards Banquet – Fri., April 8

JCRC Advisory Council Meeting – Sat., April 9

K-State Open House – Sat., April 16

Pink & Purple Polyester Party – Fri., April 22, 7-11:30 p.m., K-State Alumni Center

Walk Kansas 5K For the Fight – Sat., May 7, 10 a.m., Manhattan campus

Tough Enough to Wear Pink Spaghetti Dinner – Sun., July 10 (tentative)

Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo – Fri., July 22, 8 p.m., Wells Arena in CiCo Park, Manhattan, Kan.

K-State Fighting for a Cure Shirt Day – Sat., Oct. 8

More info about events