Wednesday, October 17, 2012 the LSU AgCenter and Team Lou came together to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Awareness and research in Central Louisiana. "Team Lou" was established in 2010 in honor of LSU AgCenter retired Family & Consumer Sciences Nutrition Agent, Lou Altazan-Brown who is a breast cancer survivor. Each year Team Lou raises money to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Cenla. Over the past three years, Team Lou has raised over $4,000.
This year Team Lou and the LSU AgCenter held a jambalaya plate lunch fund raiser in conjunction with the Rapides Extension's long running Lunch & Learn series. Dr. Ula Ule served at the October Lunch & Learn guest speaker. Dr. Ule is a local oncologist who is very well respected in her field. She talked about Breast Cancer myths and facts and the importance of further research on prevention. The Lunch & Learn had over 20 participants, including adults and youth, and the jambalaya fundraiser raised over $1,000.
On Saturday, October 20, 2012 Team Lou came together in downtown Alexandria with 25 team members to run and walk the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Cenla 2012. The team also walked in memory of Hazel Lejeune, mother of Gaye Richard, Administrative Coordinator for the Central Region office. Mrs. Lejeune lost her battle with breast cancer earlier in 2012.
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Lou Altazan-Brown reflects
on her journey.