2017 Belles & Beaus Honor Local Cancer Fighters

By Kevin Shannahan

The local chapter of the American Cancer Society held its inagural “Belles and Beaus on the Cane”  fundraiser at Maglieaux’s, Thursday, Aug. 10.  The fundraiser drew over 100 people to the popular venue to help create a world with more birthdays and to honor 13 local survivors, healthcare professionals, caregivers and community activists. Emcee Hunter Horton, the voice of Demon sports, announced each honoree to the crowd and gave some background of how they came to be honored. The attendees enjoyed drinks, hors d’ oeuvres and a silent auction of a Tiffany Bracelet. This year’s event is expected to raise over $3,000 for this worthy cause.

The Natchitoches Chapter of the American Cancer Society asks the community to “save the date” for the 2017 Belles & Beaus on the Cane Gala to be held at Melrose Plantation on Thursday, Oct. 26. Ticket for the event are $100 and may be purchased online at the society’s website or by calling the office at 318-219-1668.