The Ian G. Thompson Foundation will be hosting the 2nd Annual Purple Pants Party at AIA New Orleans Center for Design located at 1000 St. Charles Ave., which was created to raise awareness of and funds for pancreatic cancer research in the Greater New Orleans area.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Purple Pants Party will be donated to the Ochsner Cancer Institute in support of the Shirley P. and James Wray Bush Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Fund.
The Institute was selected as one of 10 sites in the U.S. clinical trials for patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer where complex surgical expertise is required. “Through the support of the Bush Fund, Ochsner’s program, which involves basic science and clinical research activities including molecular studies of pancreatic cancer cell pathways and clinical trials looking at various chemotherapy regimens and a pancreatic cancer vaccine, aim to help future patients across the nation,” says W. Charles Conway II, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology.
The Purple Pants Party will feature food and beverages from Abita Beer, Acme Oyster House, Centerplate, Drago’s, Ernst Café, Mr. Mud Bug, Phyllis Jordan Coffee, Pralines by Jean, Tito’s Vodka, and Zea’s Rotisserie & Grill.
There will also be a silent auction that includes a Vibrant Life package from natural health expert, Orisia Haas, Chauffeured Transportation by Limousine Livery, Generation by Knoll office chair from aos, an English Turn Golf Package for Four, and three personal training sessions from Suzy Faucheux of One to One Training.
Tickets are available online by visiting www.igthompson.org for a minimum donation of $25, which includes food and beverage. Tickets are limited so advanced purchase is encouraged.
The Ian G. Thompson Foundation is named in honor of Ian G. Thompson, AIA, RIBA, who passed away from stage four-pancreatic cancer December 30, 2012. Able to receive treatment in New Orleans, his wife and daughter established the foundation to raise awareness of and funding for local treatment opportunities in New Orleans.
AIA New Orleans Center for Design located at 1000 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans