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Johnson Cancer Research Center

8th Annual Polyester Party

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  CivicPlus short logo   presents...
The grooviest party of the year!
Friday, April 5, 2019  |  7-11:30 p.m.
K-State Alumni Center
1720 Anderson Ave, Manhattan, Kan.

Disco Dick & the MirrorballsDig 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, dress retro for the costume contest and pose at the fun photo station! Enjoy scrumptious heavy hors d'oeuvres from Five Restaurant and late-night munchies from AJ's Pizzeria as well as a cash bar with signature Polyester Party drink! Party with your friends while helping K-State fight cancer!

The Polyester Party was started by Dave Lewis, a well-known voice around Manhattan, as a fun way to support 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 committee of local business owners and community members (listed below).

Visit the Polyester Party Facebook page.

View photos from past parties: 2019 J&C Imaging photos, 2018 party pics & photo booth pics2017 J&C Imaging photosJCRC's 2017 photos, 2017 photo booth; 2016; JCRC's 2015 photos; 2015 photo booth; RH, LLC's 2015 PhotosJCRC's 2013 photos, 2013 J&C Imaging; 2013 photo booth; RH, LLC's 2013 Photos, 2011, 2010

MAKE RESERVATIONS 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 gets two complimentary drinks. Table purchasers also get Cool Cat sponsor recognition.

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


$100 Prize for Best Costume!

'Off the Hook' bra art contest & Bra CrawlPeep Bra
Businesses craft work-of-art bras as a nod to breast cancer survivors. The bras will be displayed and modeled (by men) at the party and the one that gets the most votes in the form of donations wins. You can get a sneak peak of the bras at the Off the Hook Bra Crawl, sponsored by Gaia Salonspa, in downtown Manhattan. Enjoy food and drink specials and fun games as you tour participating restaurants (AJ's NY Pizzeria, Five, Harry's, Bourbon & Baker, Tallgrass Tap House, Finn's PubBlue Moose, Wine Dive & Kitchen) and vote for your favorite bras.


Support this unique, fun and successful event by being a sponsor. Cool Cat table sponsors get a table for 10 and 20 drink tickets for only $500. The 2019 Sponsorship Brochure is coming soon! For info, contact the Johnson Cancer Research Center at cancerresearch@ksu.edu or 785-532-6705.

Help us thank our SPONSORS!

Dynomite Sponsor

CivicPlus Logo

Promotions Sponsor

Manhattan Broadcasting Logo

Food Sponsor

Five Restaurant

Off the Hook Bra Crawl Sponsor

Gaia SalonSpa

Cool Cats Table Sponsors

Along Came Abby

CARE Travel/DR Plumbing

Central Kansas Cancer Center

Dave Lewis Entertainment

ESB Financial

G. Thomas JewelersJ&C Imaging

Gaia SalonSpa

Legacy Realty of Kansas—Jolene Roberts & Prime Lending

Mathis Physical Therapy

N Zone Sportswear

Peoples State Bank

Platinum & Company Beauty Bar

Maj. Gen. Harvey McCarter, USAFR, Ret., Fairview, Tex.

Maureen Sheahan, Manhattan, Kan.

Friends of Polyester Party

Along Came Abby - table linens & more
Dave Lewis Entertainment
Parkwood Inn & Suites - lodging for band
Flint Hills Beverage
Nespor’s Wine & Spirits

The Polyester Party Committee & volunteers!

Abby Wempe, Along Came Abby

Jolene Roberts, Legacy Realty of Kansas

Patrick Lee, N Zone

Seanna Kalivoda, N Zone

Bobbi French, G. Thomas Jewelers

Caleb Edwards, Five Restaurant

Dave Lewis, Dave Lewis Entertainment

Mary Fischer, Gaia SalonSpa

Missy Tener, Central Kansas Cancer Center

Coleena Woods, Peoples State Bank

Allie Webb, Parkwood Inn & Suites

Brandi Butler

Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity

K-State Cancer Fighters

K-State Hospitality Students