January 22, 2018
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Taylor Porter was a proud corporate sponsor of the 2018 and 31st Annual Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Ball, held on Friday, Jan. 19, at Raising Cane’s River Center. The purpose of the Krewe is to raise funds for cancer research, cancer education and indigent cancer patient care in the Baton Rouge area primarily through its membership and annual Mardi Gras Ball. The Krewe, which has raised more than $3 million to date, raises money for Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center as a means to perpetuate the benefits of its philanthropic activities. At this year's event, krewe board President Marilyn Starks presented a $215,000 check to Mary Bird Perkins.
This year’s Ball had an Emerald City theme, based on "The Wizard of Oz," which turned the Exhibition Hall into Dorothy’s home in Kansas. King Dr. Chambliss Harrod and Queen Dee Keller reigned over the ball.
The 2017-2018 sponsors and corporate ball associates included: In Register; Anton’s Fine Jewelry; Baton Rouge Clinic-Dr. Todd Cooley; Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Co.; Baton Rouge Digital Products; Bauder Family; Berkshire Hathaway United Properties; Bernhard Capital Partners; Bradley-Blewster and Associates; CMA Technology Solutions; Eatel Corp.; Excel Modular Scaffold; FMOL Health Systems; Gerry Lane Enterprises; Dr. David D. Hanson and Dr. Jolene K. Johnson; Home Bank; Horn Medical; Iron Horse Financial; Jones Walker; Legacy Nursing & Rehabilitation; Lipsey’s; LUBA Workers’ Comp; MBP-OLOL Cancer Center; Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation; The Neuromedical Center; Office Furniture World; Olinde Hardware & Supply Co.; OLOL Foundation; Oncology Solutions; Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (Corporate); Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center; Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group; Ryson Roofing; Regions Bank; Saunders & Chabert; Seale, Smith, Zuber & Barnette; Southeast Louisiana Radiation Oncology Group; Taylor, Porter, Brooks and Phillips; Wardlaw and Lasseign; Whitney Bank; Dr. Dale J. Politz and Associates; Kean Miller; Phelps Dunbar; and WGMB Fox 44/brproud.com.
For more information about the krewe, visit karnivalkrewe.com.