Wednesday, October 16th, 6 – 9 p.m.
Canal Place, 301 Canal Street, New Orleans
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Shop, Dine and Dance at Research for the Cure Benefitting the Louisiana Cancer Research Center
Wed. Oct. 16, 6-9pm
Tickets $75 and up
Featuring New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and ELS Dance and Show Band
The Shops at Canal Place will open their doors for a special evening on Wed., Oct. 16. for the Research for the Cure Gala in support of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC) and hosted by Canal Place. Canal Place will open its doors for this special evening from 6PM until 9PM. Attendees can shop and browse while enjoying New Orleans’ finest restaurants, caterers, and local music.
The LCRC facilitates and supports cancer-focused research through collaborations between member institutions LSU Health New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine, Xavier University of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System. Together they compete for millions in federal cancer research dollars earning $23.6 million in 2018 alone and $335 million since 2002.
This year’s Gala Chairs are Barbara Greenberg and Sue Singer. The Honorary Chairs are former TV and radio journalist Angela Hill, WWL TV anchor Karen Swensen, and Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans General Manager Carolyn Elder.
Barbara Greenberg explains, “For many of us cancer and its research are personal. We have lost parents, siblings, spouses, children, and dear friends. Cancer does not discriminate. In addition, some of us are predisposed due to inherited genetic mutations, thus fighting genetic wars. Only research can provide answers for prevention, knowledge, treatment guidance and early diagnosis. Only research will lead to permanent cures.”
“We must continue to wage this war on cancer,” concurs Sue Singer. “It is the #2 killer in Louisiana. And thanks to the LCRC, essential research and clinical studies are a daily reality. LCRC-related research not only benefits the Louisiana people by making clinical trials more accessible to cancer patients, but also by providing an important economic boost to our region.”
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In addition to ticket proceeds and a percentage of sales, Research for the Cure raises important funds for cancer research through cash sponsorships from individuals, corporations or foundations within the community.2019 sponsorship opportunities are as follows:
Diamond Sponsor – $20,000 & Up