Fight. Survive. Live. Is the slogan for the Miles Perret Cancer Foundation who held an event at the Cajundome Saturday…and each donation helped someone knock out their fight with cancer and have a little fun.
The Cajundome was packed Saturday with people jumping, climbing, and hula hooping to benefit the Miles Perret Cancer Services.
The foundation provides a resource center to help those in Acadiana fight, survive, and live with cancer.
Lisa Broussard, a breast cancer survivor, says she is thankful for the services of the foundation.
“Everyone here is amazingly upbeat and happy and that’s what having cancer is really all about. You have to remember that you have years to live and not worry about every day, and just do the best that you can and be as happy as you can,” Broussard said
Eight-year-old Miles Perret lost his battle with cancer in 1996. The family created the foundation with the mission of helping people with cancer locally.
Advancement Director, Lacey Shelton says the organization has helped 12,000 families since they first started in 2002.
“All of our support comes from the community. It’s just one of those things the founding family felt there was a real need for these types of services in this area, so they’ve done whatever they could to make that happen,” Shelton said.
Broussard says it makes her happy to feel so much support from the community.
“It shows that our community is always there for those who need. and cancer survivors, cancer patients, are definitely people who need support,”” Broussard said.
Shelton says on average about ten thousand people come out to this event each year.