Cancer Fundraising Gala Moves to September

2015 Ladies Night Out same fun-filled evening


(Houma, La.) The much-anticipated Ladies Night Out benefiting Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC, traditionally held each spring, is moving to the fall next year. The 9th annual event will be held Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 at the Houma – Terrebonne Civic Center. Tickets go on sale June 2015.

“Although the date has changed, Ladies Night Out will remain the same fun-filled evening it has always been,” said Melanie Rasmusson, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC director. “In fact, we’re excited about the addition of a new main attraction, a cancer survivor fashion show, where the audience can cheer on the courageous women as they strut their stuff on the catwalk. Our goal is to empower our survivors to make them feel beautiful inside and out while raising funds to support them in their needs as they undergo treatment.”

Regions Bank will be our the presenting sponsors for our annual gala featuring great local music, cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and 24 of our very own local Cancer Survivors as entertain us in a fashion show.

“This gala is truly about raising awareness and funds to treat all cancers,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO of TGMC. “The hospital’s partnership with Mary Bird Perkins offers residents of South Louisiana region comprehensive cancer treatment right here at home. For that, we greatly appreciate the community’s ongoing support.”

Proceeds from Ladies Night Out will help remove any barriers to care for cancer patients needing assistance and will help provide vital treatment services for those who otherwise could not afford them. Examples of this include free community education and cancer screenings and transportation services for patients who need help getting to their treatments.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Amy Ponson at (985) 851-8661, or visit


Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC provides the full spectrum of cancer care, from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship for those in the Bayou Region. Its services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, as well as patient navigation, clinical trials and free community screenings. The Center is nationally accredited with commendation and recognized for excellence in cancer care by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.