OncoLogics is a proud supporter of the Pink Ribbon Jam, a community-driven event hosted by the Cajun Invasion Dragon Boat Team. The fun kicks off at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 6, at Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, La.
Come enjoy food, drinks, raffle prizes, a silent auction, and music — including Grammy Award winner Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and all proceeds benefit the Breast Center of Acadiana Foundation and the Louisiana Foundation for Cancer Care.
Advance tickets can be purchased at Pack & Paddle or by calling 337-278-1271.
OncoLogics is a proud sponsor of the 2013 Games of Acadiana. Join the families of cancer survivors for a day of fun, compassion, and hope as we give back to the community. The event will be held from 10 AM to 4 PM on August 17th at the Cajundome & Convention Center in Lafayette, LA.
The event kicks off with the opening ceremony applauding all invited cancer survivors in a victory walk among the cheering crowd. Families will enjoy several competitive and non-competitive games throughout the event, including dodgeball, rock climbing, scavenger hunts, archery tag, and more.
Games of Acadiana began in 2001 with proceeds going to the funding of Miles Perret Cancer Services. For more information, click here.
OncoLogics understands that a woman’s self-esteem during treatment is an important tool to fighting cancer.
That’s why on Thursday, April 25, OncoLogics in Lafayette hosted the Look Good Feel Better event. This free, national public service program taught hands-on beauty techniques and cosmetic applications to help women cancer patients improve their appearance and self-esteem. The side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment can change a woman’s appearance and their self-image of their beauty. With self-help beauty sessions, Look Good Feel Better supports every woman with a sense of confidence and courage, bringing women in the community experiencing a similar battle together to reveal their true beauty.
We want to thank everyone who made this event a huge success. Check back soon for photos from the event.
NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY 2012
OncoLogics, Inc. Hosted its 19th annual National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Hilton Lafayette.
Over 550 attendees enjoyed a fabulous lunch, Bingo, Door Prizes, and were treated to the musical stylings of Ms. Brenda Prejean. “We we're thrilled to be able to offer this event for our patients and all of the other cancer survivors living throughout Acadiana every year,” stated M. Maitland DeLand, M.D., FACR, FACRO, FASLMS, OncoLogics' President and C.E.O. “After 19 years of putting on the event, we are still going strong.”
Photos from the event can be see here.
4th ANNUAL KREWE OF DOCS - 2012
On Saturday night, February 4th, 2012, OncoLogics hosted the fourth annual “Krewe of Docs.” Krewe of Docs is a Mardi Gras themed fundraiser for OncoLogics Relay for Life team. This year's Krewe featured 13 local Physicans serving a vareity of Cajun dishes to the reveling masses.
The Physicians who participated in the Krewe were: Dr. Cameron Pimperl - Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Shannon Penland - Medical Oncologist, Dr. Chad Saul - Surgeon, Dr. Hugh Stancill - OB-GYN, Dr. David Roy - Dermatologist, Dr. Amy Adams - Dermatologist, Dr. Jamie Sisk - ENT, Dr. Kerri Davis - Dentist, Dr. David Sullivan - Cardiovascular, Dr. Christine Chard - Pediatrics, Dr. Bassam Mechlab - Internal Medicine, Dr. Hoss Nasajpour - Plastic surgery, Dr. Rebecca West - OB-Gyn.
Local cancer survivors were crowned Kings and Queens, a silent auction was held, and The Cowboy Blues Band rocked the Reserve. "It was a good night for Laurel, and a great night for the American Cancer Society," said Kelley McKee, Radiation Therapist at OncoLoigcs and organizer of the Krewe of Docs. "This year was our largest year in terms of Physician participation, and we look forward to day when the entire Laurel Medical Community participates in the years to come."
ONCOLOGICS PARTNERS WITH PUNTPINK.COM
You're the Kicker for an NFL team, have a pair of pink cleats you plan to wear for an important football game, and you want to raise money for cancer research and services... Who should you call? OncoLogics.
Saints' Punter and Kickoff Specialist Thomas Morstead is no stranger to OncoLogics. Having served as the guest speaker at our 2010 National Cancer Survivor's Day, Morstead was well aware of OncoLogics and its mission, and knew that we could assist in this matter.
"As he began to explain what he was trying to do," said Nichole Forstall, COO of OncoLogics, "I remembered all of the lives he touched at our Survivors' Day event. Our employees, patients and their families still talk about 'that time they had a photo taken with Thomas Morstead!' We were honored to help him sponsor this event. Thomas is a a very special person - an inspiration to us all."
Morstead's dedication to the cause of fighting cancer is dear and personal to him. His mother is a breast cancer survivor. With the proliferation of pink accessories during the month of October in the NFL, Thomas had an idea of his own. "I wanted to kick in a pair of bright pink shoes, then use them to raise money for local Komen Chapters," said Morstead. "I couldn't find any pink cleats in my size, so TE Jimmy Graham and I bought white cleats and painted them pink."
Whatever he and Graham did to the cleats turned out to be magical. On the night he wore them, Morstead also broke the NFL record for the most touchbacks in a single contest. Now it was time to see what they would fetch in the open market. OncoLogics added a pair of club-level seats to the Monday Night game versus the New York Giants, and two pregame field passes were secured for the winner of an online raffle. Thomas threw in the ball he used to break the record and offered to sign them in a meet-and-greet with the winner.
In total, the on-line raffle for PuntPink raised $16, 457.00, and proceeds were distributed to Komen Acadiana and Komen New Orleans. "When I first got the call that Thomas was doing this, I was blown away," said Heather Blanchard, Director of Komen Acadiana. "It's not often that a professional football player, especially one that helped the Saints win the Super Bowl, offers to donate such a treasured item to raise money. Because he broke the record wearing those shoes, they should be on the mantle in his home! But he was more than happy to put them to a better use."
The winner of the raffle was Shelly P., from the New Orleans Area. "I couldn't believe I was the winner when I received the call. I bought the tickets because the package was priceless," said Shelly. "The view from the club seats and from the field is going to really make it hard to go back to sitting in the terrace of the Superdome but I will always have the memory."
Morstead vows to continue PuntPink.com and to raise the stakes next year. "I didn't know what to expect the first time around," said Morstead. "This time we raised tens of thousands. My goal is to raise millions." For your chance to win, check PuntPink.com throughout the beginning of the 2012 football season.
The Lourdes Cancer Network, featuring Lourdes, Louisiana Oncology Associates and OncoLogics, teamed up for its Mammo Ammo campaign. Mammo Ammo hoped to raise awareness of Breast Cancer by offering a contest for 60 free mammograms to women across the Acadiana area that concluded with a "Painting with a Purpose" event. The winners received their free mammograms and gathered at the new Lourdes Campus on Ambassador Caffery for a painting party.
"The concept behind Mammo Ammo was to promote Breast Cancer Awareness, but also to give away free mammograms to those who can't afford them," said Nichole Forstall, COO of OncoLogics. "It's an event we would like to host on an annual basis. We take cancer and the treatment of cancer personally, so we try to do what we can to ensure that people in our communities have access to adequate healthcare."click here to go to leadercall.com.