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PRESS RELEASE- Hat Run 2014-Kids

Published on: Mar 4, 2016

Transcripts - PRESS RELEASE- Hat Run 2014-Kids

  • 1. THE LAUREN SAVOY OLINDE FOUNDATION 550 Lobdell Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70806 225.927.2273 LSOFOUNDATION.ORG FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2014 CONTACT: Sarah Lomax PHONE: (225) 931-8566 E-MAIL: Family Fun at HAT RUN to Promote Skin Cancer Awareness on May 3, 2014 Come have fun at the HAT RUN! The LSO Foundation is holding its 2nd annual 5K and 1 mile HAT RUN on May 3, 2014 at 8:00 am behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road to promote skin cancer awareness. The HAT RUN will include a kids’ activity tent with face painting, inflatables, hat crafts and sun education. The HAT RUN will have free skin cancer screenings open to the public and race participants provided by local dermatologists. The HAT RUN encourages all participants to wear hats during the race and a hat contest will take place after the run. For parents that want to participate in the race, the HAT RUN 5K and 1 mile courses are “stroller-friendly” and chip timing is available. Kids 10 and under are free, unless you want to purchase a t-shirt for them. For more information on the race and to register please visit HAT RUN Sponsors Include: Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, Hammond Dermatology Center, Skyhawk Chemical, Dermatology Clinic, GEICO, Atlas Dermatology/Z Aesthetic Dermatology, Amedisys, The Baton Rouge Clinic, The Baton Rouge General, Calais Dermatology Associates, The Dermatology and Aesthetic Institute, Faulk & Winkler, LUBA Workers Comp, Vascular Specialty Center and Total Vein Care, L & B Transport, McDonalds – Valluzzo Management, Phelps Dunbar LLP, LMOGA, Cypress Energy, Simmons Wealth Management, SoChem, Premier Chemicals and Services, LLC. In-Kind Sponsorship includes: BREC, Varsity, Baton Rouge Beer Agency, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Price LeBlanc Toyota. Media Sponsors Include: BR Parents Magazine, Country Roads, Digital Press and Graphics, 225/Business Report/InRegister, Lamar Advertising, WBRZ. Sponsorship opportunities still available. Sisters, Sarah Lomax and Emily Lomax Gonsoulin began the Foundation in May 2012 with the help of the Savoy and Olinde family and friends. The LSO Foundation is an affiliate of Cancer Services, which is a 501-C3 organization. Current projects include: shading local playground areas, providing education and hats to outdoor workers, and promoting skin cancer screenings. Baton Rouge native, Lauren Savoy Olinde, passed away from a two-year battle against melanoma in January 2012. She was twenty-seven years old and had just begun her career as a local pharmacist in Baton Rouge. She attended Our Lady of Mercy School, St. Joseph’s Academy High school, Louisiana State University and University of Louisiana-Monroe Pharmacy School. The LSO Foundation is a voluntary fundraising organization created to promote the awareness of skin cancer through the efforts of education and early detection. We aim to increase the number of skin cancer screenings for early detection of all skin cancers, specifically melanoma, the leading cause of cancer among young adults and the most deadly form of skin cancer.

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