Anonymous donor matches gifts up to $10,000 to university's Fighting for a Cure campaign
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
MANHATTAN — When it comes to helping Kansas State University fight cancer, you can make it a double.
Between now and Oct. 13, gifts to the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center will be matched by a center supporter.
The donor, who prefers to remain anonymous, will match gifts to the center's Fighting for a Cure campaign, up to $10,000, until Oct. 13, which will be the culmination of the campaign and the university's fifth annual Fighting for a Cure Day.
On K-State Fighting for a Cure Day, supporters wear the Fighting for a Cure shirt to the home football game, or anywhere, in honor of the university's cancer survivors and researchers. The K-State Marching Band performs a special halftime salute and a tailgate party is held at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
"We are so grateful to this friend, who is giving generously in hopes of encouraging others who like the idea of supporting both cancer research and Kansas State University, to give now while they can double their impact and help the center move forward on imminent, exciting plans," said Keith Chapes, interim director of the Johnson Cancer Research Center.
"These gifts will advance our Centers of Excellence initiative to develop elite, multidisciplinary research teams to attack cancer and prove to the National Institutes of Health and other funding organizations that K-State excels in the basic research that will beat cancer," Chapes said.
The Johnson Cancer Research Center depends on private gifts to advance the university's most promising cancer research projects and train the next generation of scientists and medical workers. Information is available at cancer.k-state.edu and by calling 785-532-6705.
To make a matched gift, supporters can go directly to the special Fighting for a Cure giving page, accessible on the center's website.