NOLA Bluedoo is a uniquely-New Orleans-style festival that raises research funds and promotes awareness of prostate cancer. It's the only event of its kind in our area!
Come enjoy great food, drink, music, costuming, kids' and survivors' tents, a walk/run and MORE, as you help to fight back against this disease that impacts one in eight of our men.
How Are Funds Used?
All funds raised – approximately $150,000 so far this year – benefit Dr. Oliver Sartor's Prostate Cancer Research Fund at Tulane Cancer Center. Dr. Sartor leads an internationally renowned research and treatment program here in New Orleans. He and his team have helped to drive great progress in the development and approval of new drugs for prostate cancer.
Over the past nine years, NOLA Bluedoo donors have helped to generate just over $1 million in research funding for Dr. Sartor and his team. Please join us in thanking this year's generous sponsors.
Who's Playing Bluedoo?
The incomparable Wendell Brunious and his band will be performing a "Tribute to Allen Toussaint" on the NOLA Bluedoo main stage, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Brunious previously played NOLA Bluedoo – as did the legendary Mr. Toussaint – and we are so happy to welcome him back!
Warming up the stage for Wendell and the gang will be the Tulane Soundwave Pep Band, No. 1 Saints fan Soul Saint and performance artist "Michael Jackson," as well as the Amelia Earhawts, the Pussyfooters, and the Baby Dolls, with special appearances by the Laissez Boys Social Aid and Leisure Club and the Harley Owners Group, who get the party started with their traditional engine rev at the start of the race.
Tell Me More About the Walk/Run
NOLA Bluedoo features a two-mile competitive walk/run, held in conjunction with the New Orleans Track Club (NOTC), which takes walkers and runners on a tour across Tulane University’s beautiful Uptown campus. To register for the race, please click here. (Please note, walk/run registration fees primarily benefit the New Orleans Track Club.) You do not have to participate in the walk/run to attend NOLA Bluedoo.
NOLA Bluedoo Menu
Attendees to NOLA Bluedoo 2022 will enjoy FREE waters and soft drinks, as well as beer, compliments of Second Line Brewing.
Because the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ongoing staffing and supply chain issues were so devastating to our local restaurant industry, rather than ask for food donations to our event this year, we wanted to give back by providing food vendors the opportunity to sell their items at NOLA Bluedoo. So come hungry and show your love to NOLA Bluedoo's 2022 food and beverage partners, listed here.
How Can I Help?
Spread the word! NOLA Bluedoo is just as committed to raising awareness of prostate cancer as it is to raising research funds. Please join us and bring your family and friends.
And if you'd like to help support our Prostate Cancer Research Program, please click here for more information on sending a check or making your gift via credit card.
Donations can also be made at the event. Look for the "Bluedoo Central" tent!
See you at NOLA Bluedoo!
And don't forget to wear blue – the color of prostate cancer awareness!
The Cancer Crusaders will host their 21st Annual Celebration of Life Luncheon on Friday, September 30, at the New Orleans Marriott Grand Ballroom, 555 Canal St. Doors open at 10 AM and the program begins at 11:30 AM.
At this signature annual event, the organization plans to honor thirteen local cancer survivors (pictured above) who have taken their survivorship a step further by giving back to their communities. Attendees will also enjoy a silent auction, parade of prizes and raffles (see below).
Cancer Crusaders – a non-profit, all volunteer organization with no administrative overhead – was founded in 1976 to raise funds for cancer research in the New Orleans area. The group has raised almost $5 million since its incorporation in 1978, and these funds have been split equally between the cancer research programs at Tulane and LSU.
To sponsor the event, purchase luncheon tickets, make a donation, bid on silent auction items or purchase raffle tickets, visit https://bidpal.net/cancercrusaders.