When Miles was diagnosed in 1995, his family determined right away that Miles would have as normal and carefree a life as possible. Their journey with him provided firsthand experience of the daily challenges of fighting cancer. In 1996, Miles succumbed to a brain tumor (gliioblastoma). A few years later, the Perret family started Games of Acadiana, a family oriented fundraising event, first held August 25, 2001. The amazing success of the first Game Day enabled the Miles Perret Center to open less than a year later.
The Miles Perret Center has grown over the past decade to become Miles Perret Cancer Services (MPCS), a comprehensive resource center helping those in Acadiana fight, survive, and live with cancer. Since opening June 27, 2002, MPCS has helped over 12,000 families in Acadiana.
The first Games of Acadiana (GOA) was held in 2001 with the hope of raising money to make a difference in the lives of individuals fighting cancer. Today, GOA has become the largest fundraiser for Miles Perret Cancer Services.
Featuring over sixty games and activities including Life-Sized Angry Birds, Home Run Derby and Hula Hoop, this family-centered event appeals to all age groups.
We know you love your home at Bridgeway Apartments in Lafayette, Louisiana, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.
Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Cajundome Convention Center
444 Cajundome Boulevard
Lafayette, Louisiana 70506