TGMC moves Ladies Night Out fundraiser to September 2015

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Terrebonne General Medical Center pushed back the date for one of its biggest cancer fundraisers for 2015. 

The ninth annual Ladies Night Out, usually in March, will take place on Sept. 18, 2015 to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

The event first began with just 100 participants. Over the course of nine years, it has grown to reach 1,000 people in the last three years. 

The event is not exclusive to breast cancer, although it first started that way. 

Event organizers believe it will be beneficial to implement this alongside their Geaux Pink campaign as well as their annual golf tournament. 

“We strategically consolidated our events to make sure they are successful,” Director of Development Amy Ponson said. “We have a campaign in October called Geaux Pink. It is where schools and businesses raise money for the cancer center. These events will really work hand-in-hand. It is a great way to connect the community together for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

One of the additions to this year’s event is a fashion show. Cancer survivors will walk the runway after being dolled by sponsors like boutiques and salons from the area. 

“We have a committee set up to make the fashion show really come to life. Sponsors are going to be helping them do their hair and choose outfits for the fashion show,” Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Director Melanie Rasmusson said. “It will add some flair to the event.”

Ponson said the main goal is to boost the confidence of those who participate. 

“The show is an empowerment to our survivors. It is to help the women feel beautiful in and out,” she said. 

Additionally, the event will still have food, drinks and an auction. 

The auction will have over 100 items ranging from trips, gift baskets, signed footballs, jewelry and more. 

All of the money raised will be donated directly to the cancer center. 

“100 percent of the funds raised stay in our community. It goes to support our programs within our cancer center. Dietitians, social workers, early detection and education teams,” Ponson said. “Without events like this, those services would not be available.”

Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for eight spots at a table. 

Sponsorships are available ranging from $1,000 to $15,000. 

“Each level has its own benefits for marketing and publicity, special signed tables,” Ponson said. 

Ponson said they already have some sponsors lined up. However, she anticipates the wheels will really start to turn in February and March. 

For more information about sponsorships and the event, contact Ponson at 985-851-8661 or email her at or visit 


More than 1,000 women participated in last year’s Ladies Night Out to raise money for all forms of cancer. TGMC pushed their annual event back to September this year to kick off October’s Geaux Pink Campaign.