Morrison Sponsors the 2019 ROUX for a REASON Event
MORRISON had the honor of being the key sponsor of the 3rd annual Roux for a Reason event.
What started as a competition for bragging rights between friends quickly became one of the biggest fundraisers for the prevention of cancer deaths for our area. Now with just over $70,000 raised for Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center and its Early Bird Mobile Medical Clinic—the mobile unit that gives free cancer screenings to individuals in the Bayou Region—the non-profit organization Roux For A Reason is making large strides against the deadly disease by bringing the community together for their Roux for a Reason Gumbo Cook-Off every year.
“Not only was this event extremely successfully, it was a lot of fun to be a part of,” says Kelly Reeves, vice president of marketing at MORRISON. “We enjoyed teaming up with the organizers for Roux for a Reason to help bring attention to their mission of early cancer detection.”
According to the organization’s website, 340,000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year from early detection. “In addition to detecting cancer early, screening for colorectal and cervical cancers can prevent these cancers by identifying precancerous lesions that can be removed,” the website also states.