American Cancer Society’s Vegas Nights Gala

AmericanCancerSocietyThe American Cancer Society is excited to announce Vegas Nights as the theme for the 2013 gala.  This event is set for Saturday, August 10th at Paragon Casino Resort Ballroom in Marksville. This year’s gala is a fundraising event in an effort to make this cancer’s last century.   Some of the events of the evening include an Elvis impersonator, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, live auction and much more!

“Paragon Casino Resort is very honored to host this fundraiser for American Cancer Society. The theme of the event this year is Vegas Nights and in keeping with that theme, we will have several blackjack tables and a roulette table in ballroom, in which all buy-ins at the tables will be given to the ACS. It will be a fun night of great food, gaming and music so we encourage people to still purchase tickets while they are available,” commented Mary Hooks Barbry, Chairwoman of the ACS gala.

The American Cancer Society is currently looking for partnerships among those who are willing to be sponsors for the evening.  Sponsorship prices range from ,000 to ,000. Individuals can also purchase tickets to the event at a cost of 0 per person.  Cocktail attire is required for the evening.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or purchasing tickets, please contact Mary Falterman with the American Cancer Society at 318-792-5034 or via e-mail at

Sponsors of the event include: Rapides Regional Medical Center, CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, John & Karen Giroir, Hematology Oncology Life Center, The CW, Opus Broadcastingand Paragon Casino Resort. For more information and the latest updates on silent and live auction items, please visit the Paragon Casino Resort Facebook Page and click on the ACS Events Page.

The American Cancer Society is the largest non-governmental funder of cancer research, having spent almost $4 billion on cancer research since 1946.  This year, ACS is celebrating its 100 birthday and wants to put cancer out of business in the next century.