The Ross Mullooly Project, Outrunning Cancer, was founded by my son, who was battling metastatic rectal cancer. Ross was diagnosed at 19, and after being declared cancer free in August 2011, he was diagnosed with a recurrence, which was Stage 4 and metastatic in June 2012. Ross never asked why me, and instead focused on starting a non-profit to aid others with cancer. The Ross Mullooly Project was started with the hope of raising $10,000 for the Patrick Taylor Hope Lodge in New Orleans, LA. Since our inaugural event The Ross Mullooly Project has donated over $50,000 to Hope Lodge in the past five years. We also purchased two new vans for patient transport with the help of People’s drugstore. We deliver snacks to Mary Bird Perkins and Chabert/Ochsner chemotherapy units twice a month. We have made donations to the Children's Miracle Network (A favorite of my son), been the sole sponsor of the Friends of the Bayou Children's Health Fair, gift cards and toys to patients spending the holidays in the hospital, DVD players and over 150 movies to the Hope Lodge and the Oncology Unit at Ochsner Medical Center, a walker, wheelchair, and toiletries to the Hope Lodge, DVD’s and needed supplies to the Ronald McDonald House, and donated money to several needy cancer patients to pay transportation costs, utility bills, and rent that they would otherwise be unable to pay. We lost our son on April 21, 2013, but have decided to continue his legacy at the request of his friends and the community. Our event this year is December 9, 2017. It will include a 5K /fun run, raffle, silent auction and Blood Drive. Our goal is to once again raise ten thousand dollars for Patrick Taylor Hope Lodge and to continue support for cancer patients and caregivers in our community. All proceeds are for charity, no one receives a salary.
Event details and schedule
Free food and refreshments as well as entertainment by Le Bon Temps.
Fun Run Starts at 10:30am with 5k to follow
The Ross Mullooly Project, Outrunning Cancer