New Orleans Lympho-Maniacs Donate $90K To Local Cancer Causes
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Lympho-Maniac Cancer Fund announced it has donated a total of $90,000 to East Jefferson General Hospital’s H. Ryan Aucoin Financial Assistance Program, LSU Health Sciences’ Genetic Testing Cancer Program and Ochsner Health System’s Adolescents & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer program.
“Our Annual Lympho-Maniac 1970’s party is not your typical cancer fundraiser,” said Chad Landry, founder of New Orleans Lympho-Maniac Cancer Fund. “It is more a celebration of life with the goal to take the cancer survivor’s mindset mainstream for one evening. 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 1970’s Gala has become a big community event with a special history. Landry, a former East Jefferson General Hospital patient and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor, graduated from LSU, spent three years working in Houston, then moved back to New Orleans in January 2002. Shortly thereafter, he decided to hold a party with the 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 more than $1,000,000 for local cancer causes in New Orleans.