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The 10th Annual Baton Rouge Blue Ribbon Soirée is a cocktail party-style prostate cancer research fundraiser, featuring a tasty array of bites and beverages from nearly 20 vendors. It also includes silent and live auctions, a raffle and a cork pull. Guests are encouraged to dress in blue, the color of prostate cancer awareness.

This event - which is held in loving memory of Larry Ferachi and Joel Nasca - has raised in excess of $860,000 since its inception. Just as importantly to its organizers, it has raised awareness of the importance of early detection of prostate cancer.

Dr. Oliver Sartor, head of Tulane Cancer Center's Prostate Cancer Research Program, is primary beneficiary of funds raised through the event. Dr. Oliver Sartor is a world-renowned prostate cancer expert and one of the few medical oncologists in the world to focus on prostate cancer. Combining basic, translational and clinical prostate cancer research and ensuring state-of-the-art clinical treatment have been the major areas of focus throughout this career.  
 
For more information on sponsoring the 10th Annual Baton Rouge Blue Ribbon Soiree or to purchase tickets, please visit www.blueribbonsoiree.org.

“The funds raised through this event are vitally important to my team’s progress as we continue to explore a deeper understanding of prostate cancer. Through research, our collective understanding of this disease is better defined, and that means progress can follow for patients through the development of novel therapies. There is still much more to learn before we can rid families of the burden of prostate cancer. Our research will continue, and our hope is that patients will have better care.  Without your support we could not accomplish nearly as much. My deepest thanks.”  --Oliver Sartor, MD