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K-State Fighting for a Cure shirt day Oct. 4

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014



MANHATTAN — Supporters of Kansas State University cancer research are encouraged to wear the K-State Fighting for a Cure T-shirt to the university's home football game and elsewhere on Oct. 4 in celebration of the university's cancer research and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Shirt sales benefit the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center, which directs hundreds of thousands of dollars in private gifts every year to the university's most promising cancer research projects and students.

"We hope lots of K-State fans will join first lady of K-State football Sharon Snyder, university president and first lady Kirk and Noel Schulz, and many others in showing their pride in the university's fight against cancer by wearing the shirt to the game, or anywhere, on Oct. 4," said Marcia Locke, communications and outreach coordinator for the cancer research center.

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." The shirts are $20 and available in unisex, ladies' and youth styles.

They can be purchased at the cancer research center, 1 Chalmers Hall on the Manhattan campus, and online through the center's Web store, sponsored by N Zone. It is accessible on the center's website, http://cancer.k-state.edu. Shirts also are available for the same price at Varney's stores and http://www.varneys.com. Varney's is donating $5 per shirt to the center and has raised $2,000 so far.

A three-week social media campaign about the Oct. 4 shirt day will kick off with a photo of Bill Snyder, Kansas State University head football coach, on Sept. 15. Supporters are encouraged to share the posts and to post photos of themselves wearing the shirt along with the hashtag #HelpKStateFightCancer.

The Johnson Cancer Research Center advances cancer research and education at Kansas State University. Its programs are made possible by private donations. Information about the center can be obtained by calling 785-532-6705 or visiting its website, http://cancer.k-state.edu.


Johnson Cancer Research Center


Johnson Cancer Research Center

Written by

Marcia Locke

At a glance

Kansas State University fans can buy a special T-shirt to wear at the Oct. 4 home football game or elsewhere to show their support for cancer research conducted at the university and for breast cancer awareness month. Proceeds from the shirt sales will benefit the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center.