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Viva La Cure – August 26th, 2017

»Posted by on Jun 26, 2017

  A Night of Hope Entertainment provided by: When:  Saturday August 26, 2017 Time:  7:30pm – 11:30pm Where: The Chicory  610 South Peters Street    New Orleans LA 70130 (504) 521-8055 $75 per person; after August 24th $100 per person at door Available online click here until Midnight August 24th, after that time tickets will be $100 and available for purchase at the door .  NEW THIS YEAR – This years silent auction will be online.  Once you purchase your ticket, to make it more convenient at the event, you will be enrolled for the auction.  There will be people there to assist you should you have any questions. If you purchased admission online, registration begins at...

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Donate to CAGNO and help patients continue treatment.

»Posted by on Jun 7, 2017

    It is our hope that if a patient is currently undergoing vitally necessary treatment CAGNO can be there to help with basic necessities.  Donations to CAGNO, CFC and the United Way make this possible.  Sometimes I hear people say “but I can only donate a few dollars.  What difference to I make?”  You make a big difference!!  It only takes $30 to provide a case of Nutritional Supplements to a patient who cannot eat solid food.  $50 can provide pain or nausea medication.  $80 can provide a co-pay for a prescription that patients need to prevent clotting.  $125 can be used to help patients travel back and forth to treatment.  Radiation...

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iQuit – A Tobacco Cessation Solution for Young Adults

»Posted by on May 5, 2015

    iQuit A Tobacco Cessation Solution for Young Adults CAGNO is pleased to be launching a new program to help young adults quit using tobacco.  A few facts for our “future quitters”: Approximately 90,000 young adults (ages 21-35) in the greater New Orleans area smoke every day. About 18,000 young adults are expected to die from smoking-related diseases 10 years prior to the life expectancy of the young adults who are non-smokers. For every person who dies from smoking, 20 times that many suffer from smoking-related illnesses such as cancers, heart diseases, and COPD. That’s the bad news, but there is good news!  Medical research has found that smokers who quit by age 35 generally will not die from a smoking related illness; and within 15 years after...

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Local Moms Celebrate a Smoke Free Lifestyle

»Posted by on May 5, 2015

Local Moms Celebrate a Smoke Free Lifestyle     [Back Row from Left: Darla Dupree, Makesha Judson (March of Dimes), Michelle Burtch (March of Dimes), Ashlee Menke (CAGNO, Baby & Me admin.) Middle Row from Left: Melanie Contreras, Terri Collins, Sherri Heim, Front Row from Left: Baby Madilynn and Baby Shay] Recently, several local moms gathered at the Slidell Memorial Hospital-Community Outreach Center to celebrate their commitment to remain smoke free. These moms decided it was time to kick the nicotine habit when they became pregnant. All were participants of the Baby and Me Tobacco Free Program. They enjoyed a “Fresh Spring” luncheon while spending time bonding and supporting each other’s hard work to raise their children in a tobacco free environment....

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Smoking Cessation Trust offers free services to help Louisiana smokers quit – for good

»Posted by on Dec 10, 2014

In Late 2011, the final judgment in a 14-year-old class action lawsuit (Scott v. American Tobacco Company) ordered certain tobacco companies to fund a 10-year statewide smoking cessation program.  The new program will benefit more than 200,000 Louisiana smokers – members of the plaintiff class referred to as the Scott Class, which is defined in the judgment as all Louisiana residents who developed a smoking habit before September 1, 1988. In 2012, the court-established and court-supervised Smoking Cessation Trust (SCT) began work to set up the cessation program as planned, using funds provided by those tobacco companies. Any current  Louisiana resident who was a smoker prior to September 1, 1988, and wants to stop smoking cigarettes can apply for Scott...

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MARCH OF DIMES, LACARE BRING NEW PROGRAM TO LOUISIANA

»Posted by on Jun 17, 2013

MARCH OF DIMES, LACARE BRING NEW PROGRAM TO LOUISIANA TO HELP PREGNANT WOMEN QUIT SMOKING (From left to right: Vickie Berry – Clinical Nurse Educator for Maternal/Child Health, SlidellMemorialHospital; Taffy Morrison – Community Outreach Manager, Slidell Memorial Hospital; Nerissa D’Amico- Senior Community Director, March of Dimes Greater New Orleans Division; Ashlee Menke – Health Education Director, Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans)   Baton Rouge, LA – The March of Dimes Louisiana Chapter and LaCare, a Medicaid managed care plan serving Louisiana and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, recently awarded a grant to the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (CAGNO) to implement a BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program. The Baby...

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