East Jefferson General Hospital, in partnership with the New Orleans Lympho-Maniac Cancer Fund and their founder, Chad Landry, presented 50 EJGH oncology patients with $1,000 grants on Friday morning, bringing much-needed assistance to those in need during their cancer treatments.

The “H. Ryan Aucoin Memorial Cancer Grants,” named in honor of long-time Lympho-Maniac supporter Ryan Aucoin, who recently battled and lost his life to Lymphoma T-Cell, are dedicated to lower income families in the Greater New Orleans area who have someone currently being treated for cancer.

The 15th Annual Golf Classic presented by Coca-Cola, helped bring in over $60,000 to benefit the EJGH Foundation, the fundraising arm of East Jefferson General Hospital. The 2017 steering committee efforts were led by event co-chairs, Dr. Trey Sands and Dr. David St. Germain, Jr.

The Annual Golf Classic hosted over 100 golfers and sponsors with local fair served by Galatoire's Restaurant, Marcello's of Metairie and Legacy Kitchen.

The evening concluded with an awards reception and recognition of the event’s top sponsors by EJGH Interim CEO, Dr. Raymond DeCorte.

The Annual “Hope Floats,” a benefit in memory of John J. Lee, Sr., raised $24,000 to support cancer care at East Jefferson General Hospital. The fundraising event hosted over 250 guests at the Krewe of Thoth Den and featured live music by New Orleans Arrhythmia, a silent auction and a $1,000 raffle prize sponsored by Delta World Tires.

John J. Lee, Sr. passed away in 1986 at the age of 58 from colon cancer. Before his passing, he initiated the John J. Lee, Sr. Benefit to raise funds for cancer research and treatment at East Jefferson General Hospital. Now in its 31st year, the grandchildren of John Lee, Sr. host the event to carry on the legacy of their grandfather.

The Foundation of East Jefferson General Hospital has awarded its 2017 INSPIRE Grants. These grants, dedicated to impacting and improving patient care, are requested by departments throughout the hospital. This year, nearly 70 requests were submitted for a sum of $300,000 that will go directly back to our patients.

“Each year, this is always the most rewarding cause The Foundation takes up,” said Valerie Englade, Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications. “To take donations from our community and, through this grants program, allow those donations to directly impact patient care on a daily basis, it ties us even more closely to the very public we serve.”

After a lengthy vetting process, The Foundation is distributing these funds in total to the departments and causes listed below. Congratulations to each winner and thank you to The Foundation for this incredible patient-centered program.

Representatives from De La Salle High School in New Orleans visited East Jefferson General Hospital’s Breast Care Center on Feb. 15, presenting a check for $3,000 from funds raised at their annual Pink Game.

Pink Games are part of East Jefferson General Hospital’s “Live Pink” initiative to increase awareness about breast cancer and raise money to treat breast cancer at East Jefferson General Hospital throughout the month of October.