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Pink and Purple Polyester Party raises $8,300 for Kansas State University cancer research

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


MANHATTAN — Live disco and decorated bras were the highlight of the Pink and Purple Polyester Party April 22, but the real purpose of the event was to support cancer research at Kansas State University.

The party, which was presented by CivicPlus, raised $8,300 for the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center.

"We are very grateful to the P4 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 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, whose music drew many attendees to the dance floor. Other amusements included a retro costume contest, the Off the Hook bra art contest and fashion show, an auction of art works by Phyllis Pease, and a photo station. Photos have been shared in an album on Facebook.

The sixth annual Pink and Purple Polyester Party will be in April 2017, with the date still to be determined.

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.


Johnson Cancer Research Center


Johnson Cancer Research Center

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Marcia Locke