Sep 14, 2020 12:43 PM

Join the fight against cancer: Seventh annual K-State Fighting for a Cure Day Oct. 24

Posted Sep 14, 2020 12:43 PM

By Marcia Locke

MANHATTAN — Celebrate 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. 24, for the seventh annual K-State Fighting for a Cure Day. Sweatshirts are a new option this year.

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 and Kansas City Chiefs football player; and many others in wearing a Fighting for a Cure shirt in honor of the K-State family's cancer survivors and researchers. The Pride of Wildcat Land, the Kansas State University Marching Band, will also celebrate by wearing pink ribbons.

Fighting for a Cure shirts raise funds and awareness for the Johnson Cancer Research Center, which supports and advances cancer research and education at Kansas State University. Since 2014, shirt sales have raised around $50,000.The current 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 short- and long-sleeve T-shirts, which are made of lightweight, stretchy cotton-polyester, are $25 and $30 respectively. The sweatshirts, which are made of 50-50 preshrunk cotton-polyester air jet yarn, are $32.The shirts are available in Manhattan at 1419 Mercantile, 3039 Anderson Ave., and at the Johnson Cancer Research Center, 1711 Claflin Road. They are also available online at kstatefightscancer.com.

Supporters are asked to join the Fighting for a Cure social media campaign by posting photos of themselves in the shirt along with the hashtag #HelpKStateFightCancer. Photos from 2019 and earlier are on the center's Facebook page.The programs of the Johnson Cancer Research Center, in the College of Arts and Sciences, are made possible by private donations. Information is available at cancer.k-state.edu and by calling 785-532-6705. 

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