Tulane Medical Center September 26, 2019

New Orleans, LA — A night of the blues can offer hope and support for area cancer patients.

Tulane Health System's Comprehensive Cancer Clinic and 2nd Line Marketing are partnering to offer a fundraiser featuring Grammy-nominated blues artist Marcia Ball in Pianorama on Friday, Oct. 4, at Port Orleans Brewing Company. Proceeds will benefit the Mississippi/Louisiana Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk.

"The Tulane Cancer Center is an international leader in cancer research, treatments and patient care," said Laura Godel, associate regional vice president of oncology at Tulane Health System. "This is helped made possible with the knowledge and support of our local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) chapter.

"So we are thrilled to host the incredibly talented Marcia Ball for a night of fundraising to help the LLS further their mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of our patients and their families."

Louisiana-raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball - as well as some special guests - will take the stage at Port Orleans Brewing Company from 6:00pm - 10:00pm to raise money and awareness for blood cancers. The evening will include music, food, prizes, and more, including live paintings by Alex Harvie and T.J. Black that will be auctioned at the end of the event.

Tickets are on sale now.

Since its founding in 1994, the Tulane Bone Marrow Transplant program has partnered with LLS to provide information, resources and financial support to many of Tulane's blood cancer patients. The Tulane BMT program takes a multidisciplinary approach to stem cell transplantation, which ensures patients stay connected to an entire care team of oncologists, hematologists, psychologists, nursing specialists, laboratory technicians and social workers. The Tulane BMT program also provides access to stem cell transplant clinical trial options, which allow patients the opportunity to participate in promising therapies early in their development. Many of Tulane's research trials are made possible through research and funding provided by LLS.

Tulane's Bone Marrow Transplant Program is accredited by the internationally recognized Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) and the Commission on Cancer, and it is part of the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network. It is a FACT-accredited adult center for both autologous and allogeneic transplants, performing related and unrelated donor transplants. Additionally, it is the only National Marrow Donor Program transplant, apheresis and collection center for adults in Louisiana.

For more information about Pianorama, please visit the event page.