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Cancer Center Fundraising Gala Sets New Record

Houma, LA–09/28/2015

Hundreds of enthusiastic men and women turned out to enjoy the fun in fundraising at the 9th Annual Ladies Night Out benefitting Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC on Friday, Sept. 18 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.

Even larger than the turnout, was the record-setting $114,000 raised, funds that stay local to provide services for those who otherwise could not afford them, such as free community education and cancer screenings, nutritional supplements and transportation assistance.

The main attraction at this year’s event was a Cancer Survivor Fashion Show. Local boutiques and salons were paired with 20 cancer survivors, some of whom have completed treatment at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC, while others are just beginning.  

“It was thrilling to be in the audience cheering for our brave cancer survivors as they walked the runway,” said Melanie Guilbeaux, Cancer Center director. “They are our heroes and we wanted to empower them by making them feel beautiful inside and out.”

Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO of Terrebonne General Medical Center said, “We greatly appreciate the community’s ongoing support as we stand together to take the fight against cancer forward,” she said. “The assistance helps our cancer program continue to invest in programs, products, technology and people to enhance the comprehensive care we provide for all patients.”

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