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Former Governor Blanco honored with gala

Posted: 10:46 PM, Sep 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-21 23:46:06-04

On Friday night, former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco was honored by supporters all over the country.

The gala held in her name was to celebrate the new Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center on UL’s campus.

When it was Blanco’s time to speak at the podium, she spoke about leadership, her love for the “great state,” and the people who have helped her get to this point in life.

Blanco thanked what she called very fundamental people along her journey.

She spoke about her time in office and how important it is for women to follow their dreams.

Blanco thanked everyone who believed in her passion and saw fit to name the new center after her.

She also recounted her hopes of the impact the center makes on the community.

In very high spirits, she also spoke about her cancer diagnoses that have ultimately changed her life.

“While I’m not feeling the wrath of this terrible disease at this time, I know there is no escape. The monster is not far down the road creeping up to have its way. So, I ask you to keep praying for me. You’ve done a great job so far, and I really thank you for that blessing,” Blanco said.

She says her life is still full of joy and her family keeps her going. Blanco said no matter what she will always have immense love for UL.