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Sephora Makeovers for Miles
Sephora Make-up artists gave two of our lovely clients a spring make-over. Click HERE to see all our make-overs.


SMILES for Miles: Build-A-Bear
On a rainy Saturday, our SMILES kids headed to Acadiana Mall to let their creativity flow. Click HERE to see all our Build-A-Bear pictures.



Ice Skating Duo
SMILES for Miles: On the Ice
Dressed in warm socks and hats, SMILES participants headed out to Planet Ice for a morning of ice skating and snowman building (in July)! SMILES is for children who have cancer or have a parent with cancer. Click HERE to see all our Ice Skating pictures.
 
SMILES at The Little Paintbrush
SMILES for Miles: Future Masterpieces
The Smiles for Miles participants enjoyed a morning at The Little Paintbrush thanks to a donation from Dwight Andrus employees. Smiles for Miles is for children who have cancer or have a parent with cancer.
Show Your True Colors Graphic
Designing for a Cause
Action Specialties recently designed and sold 4th of July t-shirts to raise funds for MPCS! Results to come soon!
Let the Rhythm Move You
Cancer Survivor and Dance Teacher Peter Bass recently taught a Dance & Drum Workshop. He brought several New Guinea drums to teach rhythms before introducing basic dance steps.
LAPL donates from crawfish boil
Local Landmen Host Successful Crawfish Boil
Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen (LAPL) hosted a fundraising crawfish boil recently. With over 300 people in attendance, they boiled more than 1,600 pounds of crawfish, 100 pounds of potatoes, and 300 corn cobs! MPCS is thankful to be one of the beneficiaries of the evening's proceeds.
Alyssa gets hat signed by Justin Bieber
Celebrity Signature Brings a Smile!
Teen sensation Justin Bieber signed a hat for an adolescent client facing her 3rd cancer diagnosis.

Clients walk off field
Good times at the UL Ballgame!
 Clients and their families enjoyed pizza, soft drinks, and desserts before watching the close game between Rice and UL. Three clients also demonstrated strong arms when throwing out the first pitch of the game. A solo home run in the 8th inning provided the winning run for Rice in a 2-1 victory. Click HERE to see pictures.

Students prepare PNNs
School Year Volunteers
6th grade students from Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School have faithfully worked each month throughout the school year on small projects at MPCS. This week, students are putting together Patient Navigation Notebooks which help clients keep track of doctor appointments, doctor notes, and other details.

Small boy punches board

Breaking Records at the Break-A-Thon

Acadiana Karate hosted the 6th annual Kicks for Miles Break-A-Thon where karate students sold and broke over 8,000 boards! All board proceeds benefit MPCS. Totals coming soon!

MilesStrong Graduates
Celebrating our Graduates
After 10 weeks of exercise, educational classes, and support, we celebrated our 6th graduating class of MilesStrong participants.
Each participant is in treatment for cancer or recently out of treatment.

March 2011 Makeover group
Spring Looks
Sephora make-up artists treated clients to a morning of beauty. Clients enjoyed a beauty transformation as well as specific tips to help each of them look their best.
Students perform at talent show
AES Students Show Talent
Ascension Episcopal Middle School students recently held a talent show highlighting student singers, guitarists, piano players, and actors. Admission collected at the door ($680) was donated to MPCS!
 
MPCS Staff at Komen race
Miles for Miles Team Sweats for a good cause
The 25+ Miles for Miles team walked, jogged, and ran with nearly 9,000 others in Girard Park and the surrounding area to raise money for the Komen Acadiana Race for the Cure. Since 2003, Komen Acadiana has granted $277,000 to MPCS to fund breast cancer programs and services.
Staff at Lafayette Exposed party
New Show Premieres and Donates to MPCS
Fox 15 and Potenza teamed up to create a new TV show, Lafayette Exposed, which highlights the best in entertainment and style. MPCS benefited from a portion of bar sales at the Premiere Party.

Check from Ice Gators
Gator Fans Support MPCS
The LA IceGators beat the Pensacola Ice Flyers on Feb 11th then rallied the fans for a pink jersey auction that benefited MPCS. They recently presented a $1,000 check to MPCS. Thank you, Gator Fans!
Staff accepts check at Walk-On's
New Restaurant Donates $2500 to MPCS
Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar donated a portion of alcohol sales to MPCS from services provided during their training week.
 We appreciate their donation, and we're excited to welcome them to Cajun Country!
Links de Pink donates
Links des Pink Donates to MPCS
Breast Cancer Awareness Group hosts year round events
 This Vermilion parish group maintained an active fundraising schedule in 2010 by hosting the Links des PINK Golf Tournament, Bosom Buddies Ladies Night Out, Painting with a Twist & Art for a Cure, and more. And that was just in 2010. Their efforts resulted in a generous donation of  $6,490 to MPCS. Find out more about this group by clicking HERE.

Nicole & Kristie accept check
 Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Hosts Run
Running of the Bulls Charity Race Benefits MPCS
The annual Merrill Lynch Running of the Bulls Charity Race benefited MPCS this past April. Thank you to all the participants who helped raise $6,000 for MPCS. Your participation helps local families fighting cancer all over Acadiana.

GOA t-shirts
Mystery Donor
Haitian woman receives GOA shirt in hospital
Megan Boudreaux, who runs a nonprofit in Haiti, discovered a Haitian woman wearing a red Games of Acadiana logo t-shirt. With delight over this small taste of home, she found out that the woman received the shirt from someone at a Dominican Republic hospital after the earthquakes. Find out more about Megan's nonprofit by clicking here.


   

 

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