Oct. 8, 2013
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech, in conjunction with the Northern Louisiana Medical Center and The Minute Magazine, will host the third annual Wiggin’ Out Dinner this Thursday at 6 p.m. at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant.
The annual event, part of the school’s Bulldogs Tackling Breast Cancer initiative, raises money for people in North Louisiana who cannot afford wigs while undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
Once again the event is being hosted by Lady Techsters head basketball coach Teresa Weatherspoon.
“This year’s event is shaping up to be our biggest ever,” said Wiggin’ Out Board of Directors member Elizabeth Turnley who also serves as the Director of Marketing at the Northern Louisiana Medical Center. “We are excited to have Teresa Weatherspoon host the event again this year but, most importantly, the growth of this event for the third consecutive year allows us to reach out and help even more people in North Louisiana.”
Wiggin’ Out continues to grow in its reach and funds raised with each passing year. The inaugural dinner was held in 2011 with over $8,100 raised while last year’s event raised over $17,100. In addition to helping members of the community purchase wigs, the Wiggin’ Out Committee has also donated to Pilots for Patients which helps provide free air transportation to patients needing diagnosis and treatment at medical facilities not available regionally.
Recipients of donations from Wiggin’ Out and other cancer survivors – including ninth grade Cedar Creek School student Henry Futch and The News-Star sports writer Tabby Soignier – will be featured speakers Thursday.
A limited number of tickets are still available for $50 per person or $90 for two and includes heavy hors d’oevres, a silent auction and a raffle for a strand of pearls from National Jewelry valued at $500. For ticket information, please call 318-254-2426 or visit www.northernlouisianamedicalcenter.com/btbc.
Sponsors for Thursday’s event at Squire Creek include The Holtz Family, Pafford Air One, Ruston Tractor, Donnie Bell Design, the Ruston Daily Leader and Squire Creek Country Club.
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