Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bugs & Brew for Drew

On Saturday June 12th, the Drew Rodrigue Foundation will hold a crawfish boil cook-off to raise money for the fight against Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Drew Rodrigue was a fellow Jesuit class of 2000 graduate, rabid Saints fan, budding high school football coach, and 7 year cancer survivor who eventually lost the battle in August 2009.

The Drew Rodrigue Foundation was started by friends of ours to honor Drew's legacy and to raise money for the fight against Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The Crawfish Cook-Off will hopefully help the DRF surpass its goal of raising $50,000 to establish a research grant targeted at Advanced Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

The event will be held at Jesuit High School in the rec field. Entry fee for a team is $200, with 2 sacks of crawfish provided to each team by the DRF. For those of us who like to put all of our energy toward pinching tails and sucking heads, $20 gets you all you can eat crawfish all day long. Beers will be sold for $2 each. At the end of the day, one team will be crowned champion.

Details can be found on the Drew Rodrigue Foundation website. If you are unable to attend but still would like to help, tax-exempt donations can be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and make sure to include “Drew Rodrigue Memorial Fund” in the Memo/Note section of the check.

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