Why Gray Matters

Tuesday, May 9 is national Gray Day. Wear gray to support brain cancer awareness!

The LSU Dept. of Neurosurgery is a holding fundraiser at University Medical Center to support a Brain Tumor Initiative in NOLA so people don’t have to leave town for treatment. Tickets: kelseysgoal.com

As a result of fundraising efforts, the city’s only neuro-oncologist, Dr. Aaron Mammoser, was recruited to New Orleans late last year.

Gray Matters will be held at University Medical Center’s Reflecting Pond with a special preview for patrons at 6pm, which will include a tour of the new intraoperative MRI which greatly assists neurosurgeons in the removal of brain tumors. The party begins at 7 PM until 9 PM with a special presentation at 7 PM, including the introduction of neuro-oncologist Aaron Mammoser, MD, who was recently hired and is now seeing patients and conducting research at LSU.

The Brain Tumor Initiative is named in memory of the late Kelsey Bradley Favrot, who succumbed to brain cancer in 2009. Before her death, she expressed concern for those brain cancer patients unable to travel out of state, whether constrained by their illness or financial considerations. With characteristic determination, Kelsey began to explore ways to assist those who would face a brain cancer diagnosis in the future.

Tickets prices range from $75 to $250 and are available online at kelseysgoal.com or by phone: 504-568-3712.