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Feist-Weiller Cancer Center Hosts 22nd Annual Life Savers Gala

Life Savers 2019: A Louisiana Saturday Night

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019 - Doors open at 6 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m.

Where: CenturyLink Center (2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City)

Tickets: Individual tickets: $125, Sponsorships start at $250

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center Hosts 22nd Annual Life Savers Gala
This year’s event is held in honor of Anne Higdon, and proceeds will support cancer education and research grants in Shreveport.

SHREVEPORT – Mark your calendar for a special “Louisiana Saturday Night” with Feist-Weiller Cancer Center’s 22nd annual Life Savers Gala! The event will be held on Saturday, November 2, at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City. All proceeds from Life Savers stays in our community and supports cancer research, and education being conducted by doctors and scientists at LSU Health Shreveport. This year’s event will be held in memory of Anne Higdon. Anne, who passed away in October of 2018 after battling lung cancer, worked at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center for over 20 years and was instrumental in developing Life Savers into the successful event it is today.

“Life Savers is something we look forward to every year. Thanks to the generous support of our community, doctors and scientists at Feist-Weiller have been able to study various causes and types of cancer, as well as research innovative treatments, all to help fight cancer and make sure we continue providing the best care possible to our patients,” said Dr. Glenn Mills, Director of Medical Services at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center.

Proceeds from Life Savers help fund the Idea Grant program at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, which awards cancer research grants to in-house doctors and researchers on a competitive basis to help them further develop their ideas to combat cancer in their individual areas of expertise. Since 1998, more than $1.5 million has been awarded to Feist-Weiller researchers who have gone on to leverage their Idea Grants into more than $14.3 million in additional external funding from sources such as the National Institutes of Health, a true testament to the important research being done in north Louisiana and to the donors who support the annual Life Savers fundraiser.

Event highlights:

  • Music by The Lovers, featuring Cole Vosbury (Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice) and Creedence Revived, one of the best Creedance Clearwater Revival tribute bands.
  • Online silent auction with an array of items for attendees to bid on, from artwork to sporting experiences to gourmet dinners to weekend getaways. Items can be viewed in person at Life Savers and are currently available to view and bid online at
  • Red Box Raffle sponsored by Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
  • Open bar and complementary valet parking

Individual tickets and sponsorships are available at It is encouraged to reserve your seat or table early, as Life Savers does sell out every year. 

Life Savers 2019 invitation


Darlene Whitaker
Phone: 318-813-1485

Megan Strecker
Phone: 318-675-8789

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