K-State Fighting for a Cure Day seeks Wildcat victory on field and against cancer
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
MANHATTAN — Show your pride in Kansas State University cancer research with a Fighting for a Cure shirt, and wear it to the home football game or anywhere Oct. 8 for the third annual K-State Fighting for a Cure Day.
Join Wildcat football's first lady Sharon Snyder and the Snyder family, Emmy Award-winning actor and Kansas State University alumnus Eric Stonestreet, Kansas State University Director of Bands Frank Tracz and many others in celebrating the university's fight against cancer and honoring its cancer survivors and researchers.
The K-State Fighting for a Cure Day celebration will include a halftime tribute by the Pride of Wildcat Land Marching Band and a tailgate party in Cat Town, for which reservations are required.
Fighting for a Cure shirts raise funds and awareness for the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center. They are purple with a white Powercat and the phrase, "Fighting Ever Fighting for a Cure," which is inspired by the university's fight song, "Wildcat Victory." Since 2014, the campaign has raised $20,000 for cancer research and training of faculty and students.
The shirts are available in unisex, ladies' and youth sizes, and can be purchased for $20 each from the Johnson Cancer Research Center, which will ship, and G. Thomas Jewelers, 419 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan. More information is available at cancer.k-state.edu or by calling 785-532-6705.
Shirts will also be available for purchase at Purple Power Play in the Park from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16 at the Sunny 102.5 truck.
Supporters are asked to join the social media campaign to publicize K-State Fighting for a Cure Day by posting photos of themselves and friends wearing the shirt, and including the hashtag #HelpKStateFightCancer. Photos from the 2014 and 2015 campaigns are on the center's Facebook.
The Johnson Cancer Research Center's programs to support and advance Kansas State University's cancer research and education are made possible by private donations.