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The 2016 Life Savers: Sauveteurs de la Vie will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  This years Chairperson, Mrs. Cherish Posey, is hosting the cirque-themed event at Sam's Town Casino and Hotel.

The Life Savers Ball is in its 19th year.  

Proceeds from the event fund the Idea Grant program at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, which is designed to help the researchers at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and LSU Health Shreveport develop their ideas to combat the cancer epidemic in their individual areas of expertise.  All Life Saver funds remain here.

In 2015, Mrs. Jodi Penn Rives chaired the event, which raised over $100,000.  Feist-Weiller Cancer Center awarded three $40,000 Idea Grants to Drs. Stephen Alexander, Lynn Harrison, and Gulshan Sunavala-Dossahoy.  Dr. Sunavala-Dossahoy was able to take the $40,000 that she was awarded for her Idea Grant research, and win a $47,000 Lift2 Grant from the LSU System.

Since 1998, 30 Idea Grants have been awarded for a total of $1,435,500.  Of the 30 Idea Grant recipients, 18 have successfully competed for state, national, or privately funded grants bringing $11,434,398 back into the community.  The investment made to Life Savers and the Idea Grant program has paid off eight-fold!  To read more about the research funded by the Idea Grant program, please click here.

The 2015 Life Savers Ball is la Sauveteurs de la Vie, which translates to "Life Savers" in French.  Every-other year, the event is casual, and this year, chairman Cherish Posey has designed the event with a fun and flashy Cirque de Soleil theme.  Cocktail hour starts at 7pm, and dinner is served at 8pm.  Entertainment will be provided by fan favorite, The Molly Ringwalds.

Each week, the event coordinators showcase a silent auction item through our social media Sneak Peeks.  To view the Sneak Peek album, click here

In 2014, the event sold out in July, three months before the event.  Click here to reserve your table today.  If you have questions, please call Anne Higdon at (318) 813-1423 or email at ahigdo@lsuhsc.edu.  For a full-sized sponsorship flier, please click here.

We will be raffling six $500 gift certificates to Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry.  To learn more, click here.

Purchase your official 2016 Life Savers: Sauveteurs de la Vie raglan t-shirt at the LSU Health Sciences Foundation page by clicking here.  To see the design, click here.

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LifeSavers2015 

 

 

 

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