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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).

View photos from past parties: 20182017 J&C Imaging photosJCRC's 2017 photos2016; JCRC's 2015 photos; RH, LLC's 2015 PhotosJCRC's 2013 photos, 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 more) and view and advance-vote on the 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

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Advertising Sponsor

Manhattan Broadcasting Logo

Food Sponsor

Five Restaurant

Off the Hook Bra Crawl Sponsor

Gaia SalonSpa

Cool Cats Table Sponsors

CARE Travel/DR Plumbing
Central Kansas Cancer Center
Community First National Bank
Exchange State Bank
G. Thomas Jewelers
J&C Imaging
Gaia SalonSpa
Mathis Physical Therapy
N Zone Sportswear
People's State Bank
Platinum & Company Beauty Bar
Robbins Motor Company
Wildcat Creek Fun & Fitness
Maj. Gen. Harvey McCarter, USAFR, Ret., Fairview, Tex.
Maureen Sheahan, Manhattan, Kan.

Friends of Pink & Purple Polyester Party

Along Came Abby - table linens
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
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
Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity