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Ethel Precht Breast Cancer Walk of WCCH Scheduled for October 22


The Ethel Precht Hope Breast Cancer Walk of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital will be held on Saturday, October 22 at the Lake Charles Civic Center Amphitheater. Walk registration will open in July. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

“This week is National Cancer Survivors Week, a great time to announce this upcoming walk that gives hope and help to individuals in our community who are fighting breast cancer,” explains Anne Billeaudeaux, executive director of the West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital Foundation. “Monies raised benefit individuals from Calcasieu and Cameron parishes who are undergoing breast cancer treatment.”

Ethel Precht began the breast cancer survivors walk in 2004 after her own diagnosis of breast cancer years prior. She passed away in 2017, but her legacy lives on. The WCCH Foundation is continuing the mission, including the return of the popular walk.

“As a healthcare facility, we’ve seen firsthand the positive impact Ethel Precht’s vision has made in the lives of breast cancer patients and survivors here in Southwest Louisiana,” says Janie Frugé, CEO of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. “We understand how much the walk serves as a beacon of hope and as a breast cancer awareness channel but also a chance to celebrate survivors and remember those who fought a courageous fight, and we’re honored to continue Ethel’s legacy.”

Funds raised will provide financial assistance to patients for such things as wigs, prosthesis, payment of medical bills and expenses related to cancer treatments.

To learn more about the walk or to become a sponsor, call 337-527-4144 or visit