September 12, 2018
Taylor Porter attorney Katie Goodson is serving as the chair of the 2018 Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s “The Gala Goes Gatsby” fundraiser event to take place Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m., at L’Auberge Baton Rouge. The event room will be transported to the 1920’s, and filled with jazz music, ladies dressed in their finest flapper dresses, and gentlemen donning their debonair suits. The new community fundraiser replaces Mary Bird’s annual event, “The Taste,” and is a conjoined effort between Mary Bird and Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, which merged earlier this year to serve more cancer patients in one joint effort.
“I am honored to serve as a committee chair and work with Mary Bird for such an important event for our community to help raise money and improve treatments for our cancer patients and their families,” said Goodson, who reports that the event has successfully sold out. “I think our attendees will greatly enjoy a return to the roaring era of the 1920’s, and our event committee, along with the staff at Mary Bird, have worked hard to ensure a fun night, and also a successful night to raise a lot of money. I also want to thank all of the Baton Rouge businesses and corporate sponsors who have committed to our cause.”
The “Gala Goes Gatsby” event is sponsored by L’Auberge; GMFS Mortgage; Louisiana Lottery Corp.; Merrill Lynch; Audi Baton Rouge; Capital One; Performance Contractors; Group Industries; Turner Industries; Baton Rouge Business Report; inRegister; 225 Magazine; Lee Michaels; Calandro’s Supermarket; Franklin; Associated Grocers; BASF; Bienvenu, Bonnecaze, Foco, Viator & Holinga, APLLC; Emergent Method; IBERIABANK; Janice and J.W. “Billy” Guitreau; Methanex USA; MMR Constructors, Inc.; Radiology Associates, LLC; A. Wilbert's Sons, L.L.C.; Apex Industries Corp.; Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services and Gallagher Benefit Services; Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.; Entergy; ExxonMobil; Hancock Whitney; Law Offices of R. Gray Sexton; Manchac Consulting Group, Inc.; Porteous, Hainkel and Johnson, LLP; Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers; Taylor Porter; Samir. K. Patel, M.D.; Spine Interventionalist at The NeuroMedical Center; Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company; Billy Heroman's Gifts & Flowers; Cox Communications; Launch Media; Mockler Beverage - Michelob Ultra; and Quest Events.
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offers the most advanced technology and services provided by a dedicated team of nationally-recognized oncology experts. The Cancer Center provides best-practice, comprehensive care at every stage of the cancer journey, including disease site-specific multidisciplinary care teams, a robust clinical research program and extensive supportive care services.
Taylor Porter Partner Robin Toups is also serving on the event committee. A loyal supporter and community partner of Mary Bird for more than 45 years since the Cancer Center’s opening in 1971, Taylor Porter has been a long supporter and made significant contributions toward improving survivorship and lessening the burden of cancer in Louisiana. Many of the Firm’s attorneys have served in board and committee leadership roles, including Partner Brett Furr recently serving as Mary Bird Perkins Board Chair.
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