Second K-State Fighting For A Cure Shirt Day Oct. 17
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
MANHATTAN — Show your pride in Kansas State University's fight against cancer by participating in the annual K-State Fighting for a Cure Shirt Day Oct. 17.
First lady of Wildcat football Sharon Snyder and the Snyder family, Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz and first lady Noel Schulz, several radio and sports media personalities, and many others will unite in wearing the shirt to the home football game and elsewhere Oct. 17 in celebration of the university family's cancer survivors and researchers as well as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Fighting for a Cure shirts raise awareness and funds for Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center. In 2014, the campaign raised $15,000 to support faculty and students doing cancer research.
The shirts are purple with a pink Powercat, pink ribbons and the phrase, "Fighting Ever Fighting for a Cure," inspired by the K-State fight song, "Wildcat Victory." They are available in unisex, ladies' and youth styles.
Shirts can be purchased for $20 at the Johnson Cancer Research Center and from its Web store sponsored by N Zone, accessible on the center's website, cancer.k-state.edu. They are also available for the same price at Varney's, which is donating $5 per shirt to the center and has raised more than $6,000.
Shirts will also be available for purchase at the Purple Power Play community pep rally from 5-8 p.m. at the Sunny 102.5 FM booth in Manhattan's City Park.
K-State Cancer Fighters student organization will sell shirts in the K-State Student Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17.
Supporters are asked to join the social media campaign to publicize K-State Fighting for a Cure Shirt Day by making public posts, especially of photos of themselves wearing the shirt, and including the hashtag #HelpKStateFightCancer. A 2014 photo gallery is 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.