Aug 16, 2014 11:54 PM
The Games of Acadiana put on by Miles Perett Cancer Services had the Cajun Dome jam packed today. Miles Perett Cancer services serves more than 8,000 families in Acadiana, helping families to fight, survive and live with cancer.
Liaison Coordinator, Catherine Fruge, know's firsthand how helpful the services can be.
"When you get diagnosed, you have no idea where to go or what to do. And they help you with all of that," says Fruge.
Looking back on the day she says she's happy with the turnout and the community response.
"If you look around and see all the people that are here. It just, it shows you how it brings the community together," she says.
Friends and family often attend the games for their loved ones battling or surviving cancer.
"My favorite part about coming here every year is to see all the cancer survivors with a smile on their face," says volunteer Cassandra Kennerson.
Those who have beaten their illness say it's the support of others that's the most cherished of all rewards.
"It's beautiful. It's beautiful to know that a lot of people are not turning their back on it and to know it's real," says breast cancer survivor Mary Boxie.
The games brought hundreds of people out to support cancer patients, cancer survivors and their friends and family.