New Orleans Lympho-Maniac Cancer Fund announced today that they recently gave $77,000 to the following local cancer organizations: East Jefferson General Hospital’s H. Ryan Aucoin Financial Assistance Program, LSU Health Sciences’ Genetic Testing Cancer Program, Ochsner Health System’s Adolescents & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer program, Mary Bird Perkins Early Detection/Screening Program, CAGNO, and Al Copeland Foundation.
“Our Annual Lympho-Maniac 70’s Party is not your typical Cancer fundraiser. It is more a celebration of life with goal to take the cancer survivor’s mindset mainstream for one evening,” said Chad Landry, founder of New Orleans Lympho-Maniac Cancer Fund. “From the great food to the crazy costumes to the Mardi Gras World venue our event showcases New Orleans fantastic spirit. All for such a meaningful cause.”
The Annual Lympho-Maniac 70’s Gala has become a big community event with a special history. Chad Landry (Founder of New Orleans Lympho-Maniacs) is a former East Jefferson General Hospital patient and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor. He graduated from LSU, spent three years working in Houston, then moved back to New Orleans in January 2002. hortly thereafter, he decided to hold a party with help of friends and family in order to raise money for local New Orleans Cancer projects, programs, and services, including caring for the financial needs of those lower income families who have been impacted by Cancer. Since its inception, New Orleans Lympho-Maniacs have raised over $1, 200,000 for local cancer causes here in New Orleans.