The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine has partnered with Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center with the purpose of raising awareness about human and animal cancer.

The weeklong awareness campaign began Monday, and concludes with the inaugural Geaux Pink Tigers event, at 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17 at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine front lawn on Skip Bertman Drive in Baton Rouge.

The event includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Varian 21EX linear accelerator recently acquired by the LSU SVM, as well as an unveiling for the Celebration Bell, where patients and their owners will be encouraged to ring after completing treatment.

Representatives from the LSU vet school and the cancer center will attend, as well as employees with Campus Federal Credit Union who are cooking jambalaya for attendees. Proceeds from the event will go to support cancer research and the Fostering Hope Program at the Cancer Center.

Former and current patients from both the LSU vet school and the cancer center have been invited, as well as LSU SVM students, staff, faculty and donors, and Mary Bird Perkins staff.