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Johnson Cancer Research Center Newsletter


The Pink & Purple Polyester Party, presented by CivicPlus, will be at 7 p.m., Fri., April 7, at the K-State Alumni Center.

Dress 60s, 70s or 80s style and “shake your booty” with Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs of Kansas City! Vote for your favorite “Off the Hook” bra and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and late-night munchies, libations and a fun photo booth! Best costume wins $100!

In conjunction with the party, Gaia SalonSpa is sponsoring the “Off the Hook” Bra Crawl in downtown Manhattan at 6-8 p.m. March 28. Enjoy food and drink specials at AJ’s, Blue Moose, Hibachi Hut, 4 Olives and Della Voce while getting an advance peek at the “Off the Hook” bras that will be competing at the party. Stay tuned to our Party webpage for developing details.

Party and sponsorship information, past party photos and online reservations are all available on our Party webpage. Get fun updates from the Pink & Purple Polyester Party Facebook page.


Race to Save 2nd Base LogoDowntown Manhattan, Inc., presents Manhattan’s first breast cancer foot race at 8 a.m. Sat., April 22! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our center. Walk or run up Poyntz Ave. to Sunset Zoo and then back to AJ’s for the Pink Party! Wear a pink bib in honor of a cancer survivor. Get a free cancer screening sponsored by the Kansas Masonic Foundation. More info is on Downtown Manhattan’s website.


Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight Logo

The statewide Walk Kansas program will hold its 2nd Annual Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight and 1.5-mile fun walk Sat., May 6. This year’s event will include a kids’ fun run and other fun activities. It is open to everyone, not just Walk Kansas program participants. Make walking or running this 5K your goal as you work towards better health! Exercise reduces cancer risk! Our website has details.


All Upcoming Events

Mystery Dinner Theater presented by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 17 – Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, at American Legion, 114 McCall Rd., Manhattan

Panda Express Fundraiser with K-State Cancer Fighters – Fri., March 3, 2017, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., K-State Student Union (more details soon)

K-State Open House – Sat., April 1, 2017

Off the Hook Bra Crawl to support Pink & Purple Polyester Party – Tue., March 28, 2017, downtown Manhattan

Pink & Purple Polyester Party – Fri., April 7, 2017, at K-State Alumni Center

Cancer Research Awards Banquet – Fri., April 21, 2017, at Four Points by Sheraton

Race to Save 2nd Base 5K presented by Downtown Manhattan – Sat., April 22, 2017

Advisory Council Spring Meeting – Sat., April 22, 2017

Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight – Sat., May 6, 2017, K-State Manhattan campus

K-State Fighting for a Cure (Shirt) Day – Sat., Oct. 14, 2017

Tailgate Party in Cat Town – Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, Cat Town at Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament – Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, Colbert Hills Golf Course, Manhattan