The Bayou Region Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure was incorporated in 1999 in response to a need in the geographic region for increased awareness about breast health and a way to inform women about the importance of mammograms.
We held our first Komen Race for the Cure in 1998 with 700 participants. But we've grown! Our latest Race boasted over 1,700 participants. The Race has become an event for the entire family to attend. Since the course runs through a park, people tend to stay up to three hours after the Race to socialize and enjoy the live music, food and refreshments. There's even a jambalaya cook-off as part of the festivities. The men especially get into this event, and the participants get to enjoy the delicious results.
Our Beast Feast is a unique and popular fundraiser, particularly among outdoorsmen. It brings together local doctors and their families and friends for a live and silent auction of wildlife products. Each year the favorite auction item is a Black Lab puppy! Capping the event is a wild game feast. Our eighth Annual Beast Feast this year was another rousing success.