K-State celebrating sixth annual Fighting for a Cure Day Oct. 5
Monday, Aug. 26, 2019
Bill Snyder, former Kansas State University football coach, holds a 2019 Fighting for a Cure T-shirt. K-State's sixth annual Fighting for a Cure Day will be Oct. 5. Fighting for a Cure T-shirts are available for purchase at several locations in Manhattan and Junction City. | Download this photo.
MANHATTAN — Celebrate and support Kansas State University's fight against cancer with a Fighting for a Cure shirt, and wear it to the home football game, or anywhere, Saturday, Oct. 5, for the sixth annual K-State Fighting for a Cure Day.
Join Bill Snyder, the university's former head football coach; Chris Klieman, current head football coach; Eric Stonestreet, Emmy Award-winning actor and alumnus; Kevin Lockett, former K-State Wildcat and Kansas City Chiefs football player; and many others who have shown their pride with a Fighting for a Cure shirt, in honoring the K-State family's cancer survivors and researchers.
The Fighting for a Cure Day celebration will include a football halftime tribute by the Pride of Wildcat Land, the university's marching band, and a tailgate party in Cat Town at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Fighting for a Cure shirts raise funds and awareness for the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center. Since 2014, shirt sales have raised $40,000 for cancer research and education at Kansas State University.
The 2019 shirts are charcoal gray with a purple Powercat and the phrase "Fighting ever fighting for a cure" in pink and purple. The phrase is inspired by the university's fight song, "Wildcat Victory." The shirts are made of a lightweight, stretchy cotton-polyester blend fabric and available in both short and long sleeves for $25 and $30.
The shirts are available in Manhattan at G. Thomas Jewelers, 419 Poyntz Ave.; 1419 Mercantile, 3039 Anderson Ave.; and the Johnson Cancer Research Center, 1711 Claflin Road; and in Junction City at Magnolia's, 618 N. Washington St. They are also available for purchase online, kstatefightscancer.com.
Shirts will also be sold at the Purple Power Play community pep rally in Manhattan City Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30, at the Manhattan Broadcasting booth.
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, along with the hashtag #HelpKStateFightCancer. Photos from 2018 and earlier campaigns are on the center's Facebook page.
The Johnson Cancer Research Center's programs to advance Kansas State University cancer research and education are made possible by private donations. Information is available at cancer.k-state.edu and by calling 785-532-6705.