Imerman Angels’ charity event coming to Crowley
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Four locals will be helping Imerman Angels raise money and awareness next week during a lively night at Zeus Café.
Volunteers/cancer survivors Deacon Rodless Leleux, Danny Nugier, Dr. Todd Leleux and Noelle Freeland will be acting as bartenders from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 17.
Music for the evening will last until 10 p.m. and will be provided by Lake Arthur’s Karmic Souls.
According to the group’s profile on ReverbNation, the band portrays a mixture of original songs as well as blues, soul, R&B and rock music.
All of the tips Thursday evening that Imerman Angels’ volunteer guest bartenders collect will go to the organization.
Imerman Angels’ mission is to provide personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Through the group’s unique matching process, Imerman Angels partners anyone seeking cancer support with someone just like them, their own “Mentor Angel.”
A Mentor Angel is a cancer survivor or survivor’s caregiver who is the same age, same gender and, most importantly, who has faced the same type of cancer.
Imerman Angels’ service is free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world.
It is through these one-on-one relationships that a cancer fighter or caregiver has the chance to ask personal questions and get support from someone who has been there before.
Imerman Angels was created on the belief that no one should have to fight cancer alone and without the necessary support.
At 26 years old, Jonny Imerman was diagnosed with testicular cancer and began his fight against the disease. Throughout his experience as a two-time, stget-four testicular cancer patient, Jonny was lucky enough to have loving support from his family and friends but had never met anyone his age who was a cancer survivor.
He wanted to talk to someone just like him, someone who truly understood, and was intimately familiar with his experience. In short, he was looking for someone who had already faced the same type of cancer.
That was the beginning of his vision and, in 2003, it became a reality when he founded Imerman Angels.
Not only will the night’s proceeds go to Imerman Angels, but it will also provide a chance for supporters of the cause to get the word out about the not for profit that helps cancer patients, caregivers and parents with free one-on-one support.