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Fighting For a Cure Shirt & Day

Coach Snyder holding 2019 shirt


The K-State Family is fighting, ever fighting, for a cure! Get your shirt and wear it for K-State's 6th Annual Fighting for a Cure Day, Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, in honor of the K-State Family's cancer survivors and researchers! We also invite you to our Tailgate Party in Cat Town at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Join Coach Bill Snyder and Sharon Snyder & family, actor and alum Eric Stonestreet, former Wildcat and Chiefs football player Kevin Lockett, K-State President and First Lady Richard & Mary Jo Myers, Band Director Frank Tracz and many others in celebrating K-State's fight against cancer with a Fighting for a Cure shirt. All proceeds support K-State cancer research and education.

Or, if you want to skip the shirt but support the Fighting for a Cure campaign, you can donate here and have your gift doubled by an anonymous donor! The 2019 campaign will support K-State's Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

2019 Fighting for a Cure Shirt

You asked for it, you got it! The 2019 shirts come in both long and short sleeves! They are soft, stretchy, Bella-Canvas brand shirts in dark gray heather, 4.2-oz., 52/48 Airlume-combed and ringspun cotton/polyester fabric—our best shirt yet! They feature a purple Powercat above the phrase 'Fighting ever fighting for a cure' written in pink and white block letters. That phrase is inspired by the K-State fight song, 'Wildcat Victory.' (Older shirts are still available in most sizes; see details below.)

Prices & Sizes

Long-sleeve | $30 | Adult Extra Small-2XL, Youth Small-Large
Short-sleeve | $25 | Adult Extra Small-3XL, Youth Small-Large

Fighting for a Cure Shirt 2019 Long- and Short-sleeved
Buy shirts online or in-person!
  • WEBSTORE powered by N Zone — Shipping fee is $6.50 for orders of $150 or less, and $10 for orders of more than $150. For 9 or more shirts, please contact our center, 785-532-6705 or cancerresearch@ksu.edu.
  • G. Thomas Jewelers, 419 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kan. | 785-776-7600
  • 1419 Mercantile, 3039 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, Kan. | 785-320-5017
  • Magnolia's618 N. Washington St., Junction City | 785-762-4455
  • Johnson Cancer Research Center, 1 Chalmers Hall, 1711 Claflin Rd., Manh. (enter through courtyard across pedestrian mall across from Gen. Myers Hall)
  • Two shirt-selling events in the K-State Student Union: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tue. & Thu., Sept. 24 & 26

Throwback shirts

Older Fighting for a Cure shirts are still available in most sizes, while supplies last! They're $20 each and available from the webstore and our center. We recommend calling ahead to find out what sizes are still in stock, as we could run out of some sizes very soon.


Fighting for a Cure shirt 2018

-Soft, stretchy, lightweight fashion t-shirts made of 4.5-oz. pre-shrunk, 100% ringspun cotton
-Features Coach Snyder's signature alongside the phrase "Fighting ever fighting for a cure" written in big block letters that show an image of Willie the Wildcat.

SIZES:  Men’s Sm-3XL | Ladies' Sm-2XL | Youth Med-XL 

Fighting for a Cure shirt with white Powercat

Gildan 100% Cotton

-Unisex Adult Small-3XL and Youth Medium-XL
-Ladies' Extra small-XL — similar width as men's, but narrower shoulders and shorter sleeves and body. (Not same as 2014 Pink Powercat ladies' "junior" style shirts.)  


Fighting for a Cure shirt with pink Powercat

Gildan 100% Cotton

-Unisex Adult Small & Medium (out of Lg, XL, 2XL) and Youth Small, Large and XL (out of youth medium)
-Ladies' Sm, Med, Lg (These are very slim-fitting "junior" style shirts; order at least one size larger than usual.)


Spread the word!

Post photos on social media of you and your friends wearing the shirt, and use the hashtag #HelpKStateFightCancer!

View photos of K-State celebrities and other friends in 2014, 201520162017 and 2018 on Facebook. You do not need a Facebook account to view them.



Thanks to everyone who has bought and helped us sell shirts, and united in wearing them on Fighting for a Cure Day through the years! Your support has raised more than $40,000! We also appreciate the support of Coach Bill Snyder, Sharon Snyder and the Snyder family, K-State alum and "Modern Family" actor Eric Stonestreet, former K-State and Kansas City Chiefs football player Kevin Lockett, the K-State Marching Band and others as they showed their pride in K-State's fight against cancer.