Tulane Cancer Center will host the Seventh Annual NOLA Bluedoo Fest on Saturday, September 17, at 3 PM in Gibson Quad on Tulane University’s Uptown Campus.
NOLA Bluedoo is a uniquely-New Orleans-style festival that raises awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. Billed as a “celebration of survivorship,” the event will feature:
The walk/run will begin at 4 PM, following the traditional “engine rev” by the New Orleans Harley Owners Group, and it ends once the Laissez Boys Social Aid & Leisure Club members cross the finish line in their signature rolling lounge chairs.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight men will be diagnosed and one in 41 will die of prostate cancer. All funds raised through NOLA Bluedoo – approximately $159,000 so far this year and just over $1 million cumulatively since 2014 – benefit Dr. Oliver Sartor's Prostate Cancer Research Fund at Tulane. Dr. Sartor, associate dean for oncology and head of Tulane’s Prostate Cancer Research Program, 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.
“There are few events of this type dedicated to raising awareness of prostate cancer,” said Sartor. "Think of the pink you see throughout October. We’re hoping to follow the ladies’ lead and ask everyone to wear their blue – the color of prostate cancer awareness – at Tulane on September 17.”
Admission to NOLA Bluedoo is FREE. Donations can be made via cash or credit card at the Bluedoo Central Tent on the festival grounds. Those donating $20 or more will receive a pair of limited edition “BlueDude” socks, featuring NOLA Bluedoo’s distinctive logo, while supplies last.