Life Savers 2022: Taking Flight

For more than 20 years, supporters have gathered at Life Savers to celebrate and raise vital funds for Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. This cherished event returned on June 16 for the first time in-person in nearly three years. The theme – Taking Flight – symbolized not only the re-introduction of the event but also bold new visions for the future of Feist-Weiller as it welcomed Dr. Sarah Thayer, who was named director of FWCC last year.

Through the generous support of sponsors, donors, and attendees, Life Savers 2022 raised over $130,000 for Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. Highlights of the event included nearly 300 attendees dressed to the Pan-Am inspired theme dancing the night away on the runway of the Shreveport Downtown Airport; Chef Blake Jackson creating custom flights of food inspired by Rio, Hong Kong, and Rome; and exclusive travel items in the silent auction including a week in Hawaii, a weekend spent in a luxury airplane hangar condo in Fort Worth, and a local date night complete with a sunset flight across Shreveport-Bossier.

Thank you to our sponsors, party-goers, and volunteers for making this year’s event a success. Stay tuned for more information coming soon on Life Savers 2023!


Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is a Center of Excellence in Cancer Research, Treatment, and Education supported by LSU Health Shreveport and Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!


Title Sponsor



Presenting Sponsor

The Cancer Focus Fund, LP

Gold Sponsors

Bristol Myers Squibb

Drs. Burton, Mansour, & Mills

Kite Pharma

Holliday Enterprises Inc.

Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Medic Pharmacy

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport

Lynn and Armand Roos & Connie and Donald Posner

Dr. Sarah Thayer

Silver Sponsors

ADC Therapeutics

AEP Foundation

Dr. Rose M. Brouillette & Richard E. Hiller

Eisai Oncology

Global Blood Therapeutics

The Guthikonda Family

Mudd and Holland Consulting Foresters

Pafford Air One

Bronze Sponsors

Dr. Jehan Abdulsattar, Dr. & Mrs. Jason Calligas, Dr. Karuna Dewan
Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery: Ameya A. Asarkar, MD; Gale Gardner, MD; Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD; & John Pang, MD
Dr. Kavitha Beedupalli
Dr. Destin R. Black and Dr. Jason H. Lustig
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Campus Federal Credit Union
CTI Biopharma
Deep South Equipment
Dethloff & Associates, Inc.
Fire Tech Systems, Inc
Hummingbird, King, & Butler
Matt & Sherin Mercer
Drs. Stacey & Patrick Massey, Drs. Jane & Miles Sugar
Shreveport Bossier New Car Dealers Association
Sterling Spirits
Dr. Tamna Wangjam