Cancer research fundraising Polyester Party planned for April 5


If you’d like to get down at a classic disco party and help raise funds for cancer research in the process, then get your polyester ready for a party coming up in April.

The 8th annual Polyester Party is schedule for April 5 at the KSU Johnson Cancer Research Center at 7 p.m. The night features a live performance by Kansas City’s Disco Dick and the Mirrorballs, a bra art contest, a photo booth as well as food and a cash bar. Registration is required, tickets cost $60 for an individual or a 10-person table package for $500 — and two drinks are included. Proceeds benefit the Johnson Cancer Research Center.

The event is presented by Civic Plus and is organized by its founder, KMAN Program Director and KSU football public address announcer Dave Lewis, in honor of his late wife, Elena, who died of breast cancer in 2006. Lewis also emcees the event.

“This is not your typical fundraiser; it’s a fun party to beat cancer,” said Abby Wempe, owner of Along Came Abby and chair of the Polyester Party planning committee.

For more information, visit the following link. You can register online or by calling Abby Wempe at 785-218-1832, or the Johnson Cancer Research Center at 785-532-6705.


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Nick McNamara

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