What You Give Will Grow Cancer Walk for Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Thomas Morstead’s What You Give Will Grow Cancer Walk is a 1 mile walk that celebrates the lives of the champions who are currently receiving treatment for cancer and those who have been cured. It also honors the Children’s Hospital patients, as well as the thousands of other young children, who lost their battle with childhood cancer.

Proceeds from the walk will help fund cancer care, support cancer research projects here at the Research Institute for Children at Children’s Hospital, and will provide assistance to the families of our cancer patients.

Learn more at http://jazzhalf.com/cancerwalk

Prom of Champions

The Prom of Champions is a very special prom organized for New Orleans area teens battling cancer and blood disorders. It is made possible by special contributions by sponsors.  Saints players and other local celebrities are there to greet the teens as they arrive on the red carpet after they are transported via limousine.

Learn more about the prom of Champions at www.promofchampions.com

Prom of Champions 2014 from Dyle Films on Vimeo.

Game Day Heroes

The Game Day Heroes program started in honor of James Ragan a dear friend of Thomas who lost a 7 year battle to pediatric cancer at age 20.

James launched the Triumph Over Kid Cancer foundation dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer by raising their spirits, raising the public’s awareness, and funding research.  To learn more about James’ story and the foundation, visit http://triumphoverkidcancer.org/about/our-story/

In that same spirit, Game Day Heroes connects families and children battling cancer in order to build a support and resource network for each other.

Instruments donated to James M. Singleton Charter School

Thomas Morstead and the Tipitina’s Foundation, Instruments A Comin’ surprised the James M. Singleton Charter School Marching Band with new instruments.

It was super special to see the kids marching with their new instruments during Mardi Gras parades!!

Black & Gold Bowl

Thomas Morstead and Pierre Thomas hosted the Black and Gold Charity Bowling Fundraiser presented by Chevron. New Orleans residents were invited to attend as spectators. Attendees got a chance to cheer for their favorite Saints stars in the tournament, which was followed by performances by the 610 Stompers and the Cherry Bombs, as well as a live auction. The event was emceed by New Orleans’ very own Fleurty Girl – Lauren LeBlanc and Sammy Kershaw. All proceeds from the event went to Saints running back Pierre Thomas’ iCAN Foundation and punter Thomas Morstead’s What You Give Will Grow Foundation.

Feed the Children at the Rock & Roll Marathon

Feed The Children, Rock & Roll Marathon Water StationFeed The Children

Thomas served as the Team Captain for the Feed the Children team in the Rock & Roll Marathon. He participated in feeding 400 local families the day prior to the race by handing out boxes of food and other personal items to those in need. Our superb volunteers cheered them on by manning a water station for the race participants.

 

Thomas (and his teammates) play Santa!

 

Thomas Morstead and many of his teammates surprised some pretty excited kids by delivering Christmas gifts to area hospitals!

LCM Festival of Trees

WYGWG participated in the Children’s Museum Festival of Trees! Local children at Children’s Hospital made ornaments with their handprints with the help of our volunteers. Beautiful gold ribbons also adorned the ornaments to spread childhood cancer awareness. Our gorgeous tree won the voting portion, so we sent two amazing kids with cancer, and their families, to the VIP party. They had a BLAST!

Cancer Walk

Thomas Morstead’s What You Give Will Grow Cancer Walk is a 1 mile walk that celebrates the lives of the champions who are currently receiving treatment for cancer and those who have been cured. It also honors the Children’s Hospital patients, as well as the thousands of other young children, who lost their battle with childhood cancer this year.

Proceeds from the walk will help fund cancer care, support cancer research projects locally at the Research Institute for Children at Children’s Hospital, and will provide assistance to the families of cancer patients.