Larose, LA – On April 6th, 1000 participants will join together at the annual Relay for Life of South Lafourche at the Larose Regional Park Pavilion, located at 307 East 5th Street, to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle.
The event starts at noon and will run until 10 p.m. ending with a wrap up, report of monies raised and “Midnight Madness.”
Christy Chabert, part of the event leadership team, says, “It’s wonderful knowing that the money we raise at Relay for Life is benefiting those in our community who are affected by cancer. As a cancer survivor, it is important to me to volunteer for ACS so that others may survive as well.”
The American Cancer Society is the cause fighting cancer on every front; standing shoulder to shoulder with cancer patients and those supporting them. Last year, 2.7 million participants in the U.S. raised more than $279 million at more than 3,500 events to help beat their biggest rival.
Funds raised help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness.
Local cancer survivor and team captain, Connie Curole, understands first-hand how vital these services are.
“Seeing the great services at Hope Lodge, being able to call the toll-free number for advice, services and support and having the opportunity to attend community events like Relay and Cancer Camp helped me to know that I wasn’t fighting alone,” said Curole.
Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay for Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event can last up to 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand against cancer.
In addition to the support of the community, Relay for Life of South Lafourche is also supported by many local businesses and organizations. This year’s top sponsors include Crosby Tugs, Lady of the Sea, Vision/ Eatel Communications, Kent Bouvier, Cancer Center of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Galjour Oil, White Alligator Racing, The Broadway, Pioneer Productions, Capital One Bank, Savoie’s Alligator Farm, Galliano Krewe of Athena, Chabert Insurance Agency, Gray Services, Rajun’ Cajun Radio, Pizza Hut, Joe’s Septic Contractors and Artisan Pyrotechnics.
Bring your chair and spend the day! Survivors, caregivers, community leaders and the general public are invited and encouraged to attend this great event. Free parking and free admission highlight this meaningful community event. Amazing Cajun food, raffles, games, children’s activities including a petting zoo and face painting will be available at this event.
Bands donating their time to this event include members of The Vibe, former members of Catharsis, Liquid Gravity, Paggy Prine and Southern Soul and sound and production by Tod Terrebonne of Loud and Clear Productions.
The local girl scouts and the LCO Middle School Band will perform opening ceremonies at noon and the day will commence with a full schedule of activities. All are invited to attend this celebration and survivors are reminded to register when they arrive at the event.
Together, we can beat our biggest rival. Join or donate to the Relay for Life of South Lafourche. Visit RelayForLife.org or call 985-677-1677. For additional mission information, support or help call 1-800-227-2345.
Posted on Tue, April 2, 2019
by The Lafourche Gazette