14th Annual Games of Acadiana Kick Off Saturday August 16th
August 15, 2014 — The 14th Annual Games of Acadiana will kick off tomorrow August 16th at the Cajundome and the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette.
The first Games of Acadiana was held in 2001 and the event was created to create cancer awareness in honor of eight year old Mile Perret who lost his battle with caner in 1996.
The idea of the Games of Acadiana was the vision of Perret's family and friends and now the event has turned into an annual tradition that people gather to celebrate the bravery of those who fight their battle with cancer every day and for the community to show their support.
With over 60 games and activities on hand, spokesperson Lacey Shelton of the Miles Perret Cancer Services says it's a unique celebration that the entire family can enjoy.
"You know this is a day of celebration. We want the people in this area to know the the community is behind them. You know cancer is a terrible ordeal, no matter what kind of caner it is, but so many people can fight it and beat it now and days." said Shelton.
"This is to celebrate them and let them know that we are here. We are here for you and the community is here for you. So come out enjoy the day, bring your family, bring your friends. It's just a great fun day."
Now entry and most of the games are free but donations will be able to be made at the event. Since 2002 the Miles Perret Cancer Service has served over 10,000 families in Acadiana and 2,600 0f those families were serviced in 2013.
For more information on Game Day,or on the services that Miles Perret Cancer Service provides, visit milesperret.org or call 337-984-1920.