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K-State Today

May 24, 2017



Pink and Purple Polyester Party raises $9,700 for K-State cancer research

By Johnson Cancer Research Center

Live disco music, retro costumes and decorated bras were the highlights of the sixth annual Pink and Purple Polyester Party April 7. But the main goal of the event was to raise money for cancer research at Kansas State University.

The party, which was presented by CivicPlus, experienced its largest attendance to date and raised $9,708 for the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center.

"We are very grateful to the Pink and Purple Polyester Party planning committee for their hard work on this party, which is so fun you almost forget it's a fundraiser," said Marcia Locke, communications and outreach coordinator for the Johnson Cancer Research Center. "And we thank CivicPlus and all the sponsors and attendees whose financial support has a big impact on our cancer research and education programs."

The party featured a live performance by Kansas City band Disco Dick and the Mirrorballs, which kept the dance floor crowded all night. Other amusements included a retro costume contest, the Off the Hook bra art contest and fashion show, and a fun photo station.

Some photos of the party have been shared in an album on Facebook, and professional photos will be added soon.

The seventh annual Pink and Purple Polyester Party will be Friday, April 6, 2018.

The Johnson Cancer Research Center supports and advances cancer research and education at Kansas State University. Its programs are made possible by private donations. Information is at cancer.k-state.edu.