2016 Fakiér Open Raises More than $122,000 for Cancer Center


Nationally recognized Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC, Fakiér Jewelers and HTV-10 hosted the 6th annual Fakiér Open April 18 - 23 at Ellendale Country Club. The annual event raised more than $122,000 to benefit Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC and the local fight against cancer.


“I am truly in awe at the support our community gives our Cancer Center each year,” said Melanie Guilbeaux, director of oncology at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC. “From the sponsors and teams, those who purchased tickets, to those who provided food and beverages, everything was truly tremendous. The funds raised through our annual golf tournament impacts our patients who are currently undergoing cancer treatment and our community through cancer prevention, early detection, education and clinical research. We are incredibly grateful for our community’s support.”


The Quality Rentals, Frank P. Clements Memorial Pro-Am on April 19 attracted more than 180 amateur golfers and featured some of south Louisiana’s finest seafood. The Adams Pro Tour Series professional tournament followed April 19-22 and included 125 professional golfers who played for a $100,000 purse.  Andrew Presley won the tournament.


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