An Evening for Heroes, Thursday, May 8, 2014
Shreveport Convention Center, 6:00 PM
To purchase tickets or become a sponsor , click here.
Please join us for an inspiring evening and show your support for LSU Health Shreveport!
A message from Bubba and Kathy Rasberry
When our friend and LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Bob Barish asked us to chair An Evening for Heroes 2014, we said yes for two reasons. First, we are honored to be a part of this much-deserved recognition of the medical, law enforcement and rescue heroes among us. Second, we want to do everything we can to help ensure the success of the health sciences center that is so vital to our community and state.
The historic transformation of the LSU hospitals from public to private operation this year left many people confused about the role of our health sciences center as a whole. We wanted to clear up the confusion by helping spread the word that the Schools of Medicine, Allied Health and Graduate Studies that make up LSU Health Shreveport are as vital as ever to the health of our communities and state. The same faculty who train future physicians and other medical professionals continue to care for patients at virtually every hospital in our area. Without the schools, these physicians would very likely not be here. Many provide unique specialty care that is often not available in an area of our size.
Those specialties include trauma care, which is so critical.
LSU Professor of Surgery Dr. John T. Owings is also the Medical Director for our area’s premier trauma center at University Health (formerly LSU Medical Center). The Trauma Center is ground zero for the emergency response system in north Louisiana. The highly skilled doctors, nurses and other staff there work in partnership with police officers, firefighters and emergency medical responders to save lives 24/7, 365 days a year.
When tragedy strikes, these medical and emergency professionals respond with valor, teamwork, skills and compassion. They provide extraordinary care. Risking their own comfort and safety, they turn helplessness into hope. As we pray that we will never need them, we are reassured to know that they are there, willing to do whatever it takes to help us or our loved ones in the worst of times.
Celebrating our heroes is a small gesture to express our admiration and appreciation to those people who have saved and changed lives through their selfless actions. An Evening for Heroes is to honor them, and proceeds from the event benefit the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine. That is why we are asking you to help us by becoming a sponsor.
This year’s event is scheduled for May 8. We hope you will join us for this inspiring evening.
To sign up for one of the sponsorship levels or purchase individual tickets, please click here.
For more information, contact:
Mary M. Cobb