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Johnson Cancer Research Center

7th Annual Pink & Purple Polyester Party

Pink & Purple Polyester Party bikini logo
The grooviest party of the year!
Presented by CivicPlus

Friday, April 6, 2018
7-11:30 p.m.
K-State Alumni Center
Manhattan, Kansas



NEWS RELEASE: 2017 Pink & Purple Polyester Party raises $9,700 for K-State cancer research

Dig out your polyester bell bottoms and platform shoes, and disco for a cure with Kansas City band Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs. Cast your vote in the "Off the Hook" bra art contest and enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, late-night munchies and a cash bar all catered by Della Voce, as well as the costume contest and fun photo station! Party with your friends while helping K-State fight cancer!Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs

The Pink & Purple Polyester Party was started by Dave Lewis, a well-known voice and entertainer in the Manhattan area, as a fun way to raise money for K-State cancer research and celebrate the life of his late wife, Elena, who died of breast cancer in 2006. Lewis is a morning show host for News Radio KMAN, the public address announcer for K-State Football and Men’s Basketball, and the owner of Dave Lewis Entertainment. The party is now planned by a group of Manhattan business owners, listed below.

View photos from past parties2016 PHOTOS (on Facebook but visible without Facebook account); JCRC's 2015 photos; RH, LLC's 2015 Photos;JCRC's 2013 photos, RH, LLC's 2013 Photos, 2011, 2010

BUY TICKETS ONLINEPink & Purple Polyester Party attendees

Make your individual ($60) or 10-person table ($500) reservations at our K-State Fights Cancer Webstore powered by N Zone, or call the Johnson Cancer Research Center, 785-532-6705. Then, just check in at the party. Each guest receives two drink coupons. Table purchasers receive Cool Cat sponsor recognition.

Connect with us on Facebook! And use the hashtag #PolyesterParty in all your posts and tweets about the party!


$100 Prize for Best Costume!

'Off the Hook' bra art contestPeep Bra
Businesses craft work-of-art bras as a nod to breast cancer survivors. After the bras are modeled by good-natured, fully-dressed men, the one that gets the most votes in the form of donations wins. View past bras in our photos linked above. View this year's bras in advance of the party at the Off the Hook Bra Crawl (described below) and on display at participating downtown businesses.

2017 Bra Artists
Blue Moose Bar & Grill
Confetti & Cashmere Party Boutique
Della Voce Italian Restaurant
Flint Hills Pain Management
G. Thomas Jewelers
Gaia SalonSpa
Hazel Hill Chocolate
Howl A Dayz Inn & Daycare
N Zone Sportswear
K-State Office of Vice Pres. for Research

'Off the Hook' Bra Crawl March 28
The Off the Hook Bra Crawl, sponsored by Gaia Salonspa, will be in downtown Manhattan at 6-8 p.m. Tue., March 28. "Crawlers" will enjoy food and drink specials as they tour participating restaurants (AJ's NY Pizzeria, Della Voce, Hibachi Hut, Harry's and Blue Moose) to view and advance-vote on the bras decorated by local businesses for the Off the Hook bra art contest (described above). They'll finish the Crawl at AJ's, where Dave Lewis will play disco on the patio and Top Hat Limo will offer free rides home! Bra Crawl tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day-of. Get Bra Crawl Tickets


Support this unique, fun and successful event by being a sponsor. Download the 2017 Sponsorship Brochure. For more information, contact Dr. Thad Schneider, 785-844-1144.

Help us thank our 2017 SPONSORS!

Dynomite Sponsor ($5,000)

CivicPlus Logo

Groovy Sponsor ($2,500)


Far-Out Sponsor ($1,000)


Advertising Sponsor

Manhattan Broadcasting Logo

Cool Cats ($500 table sponsors)

Dave Lewis Entertainment
The Storage Company/Flint Hills Pain Management
G. Thomas Jewelers
Gaia SalonSpa
J&C Imaging
N Zone
Wildcat Creek Fun & Fitness
AsterHouse Design
Community First National Bank

Jan Elsasser & Janelle Phillips & friends
Maj. Gen. Harvey McCarter, USAFR, Ret.
Wayne Sloan
Melody Sexton & friends

Friends of Pink & Purple Polyester Party

Family & Implant Dentistry
Borck Brothers

Huge thanks to the "P4" Committee & volunteers!

Dr. Thad & Shannon Schneider, Flint Hills Pain Management and The Storage Company
John & Cindy La Barge, J & C Imaging
Bobbi French, G. Thomas Jewelers
Patrick Lee, N Zone
Dave Lewis, Dave Lewis Entertainment
Brooke Minihan
Missy Tener

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