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Golf Tournament Honors Hillar Moore’s Legacy, Supports Cancer Care

Event raises $110 thousand to benefit patients at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

 

(Baton Rouge, La.) More than 25 years ago, Hillar C. Moore, Jr. joined other community leaders in the fight against cancer by helping start the Mary Bird Perkins Charity Golf Classic. To honor Moore, the 2018 event was renamed this year as the Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Golf Classic, benefiting Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. Still thriving, the Oct. 1 golf fundraiser at the University Club raised $110 thousand – all of which will directly support thousands of people throughout the region.

Well known as a leader in the community, Moore played a role in creating and helping to sustain this vitally important fundraiser to benefit cancer patients in 1990. Over the years, the tournament has contributed more than $2.5 million to the Cancer Center.

“Seeing my father’s legacy carried out in a way that has helped so many cancer patients and their families is incredible,” said Steven J. Moore, Hillar Moore’s son. “It is an honor to celebrate his memory and passion by continuing to enhance cancer care right here in Baton Rouge.”

“The community’s continued support of this event helps make it possible to deliver the Cancer Center’s mission to families in the Baton Rouge area,” said Ethan Bush, chief development officer, Mary Bird Perkins. “Every dollar raised goes to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer through the expert treatment, compassionate care, early detection, research and education that patients can only find at the Cancer Center.”

Sponsorship opportunities are available now for next year’s tournament. For more information, please contact Chrissy Dupuy at (225) 215-1221, or by email at cdupuy@marybird.com.

 

About Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center
As a regional destination for cancer care, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offers the most advanced technology and services provided by a dedicated team of nationally-recognized oncology experts. The Cancer Center provides best-practice, comprehensive care at every stage of the cancer journey, including disease site-specific multidisciplinary care teams, a robust clinical research program, extensive supportive care services and is the only facility in the Gulf South with the revolutionary Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™. As a nonprofit organization, donor generosity is essential to sustaining the mission of improving survivorship and lessening the burden of cancer for so many throughout Southeast Louisiana and beyond. For more information on the Cancer Center, and how you can become involved, please visit mbpolol.org