Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Hosts the 5th Annual Danielle’s Rhythm & Blues Dance and Auction

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On Sunday, November 10, Danielle’s Rhythm & Blues Dance and Auction will host its fifth annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in The Pavilion.

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With the help and generosity of the Acadiana community, the past four years of Danielle’s Rhythm & Blues Dance and Auction has raised over $225,000 that went directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, commented Randy LeCompte.

On Sunday, November 10, Danielle’s Rhythm & Blues Dance and Auction will host its fifth annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in The Pavilion. The regions most popular Zydeco, Cajun, Soul and Country bands will play continuously from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m and dancers will have plenty of room to dance on the huge dance floor. A live and silent auction will also take place at the event with items donated by businesses in the Acadiana area. Tickets are $20 and are only available on the day of the event at the door. A good time is sure to be had by all.

Come out and enjoy entertainment from local legends, such as, Percy Sledge, Wayne Toups, Geno Delafolse, and Marc Broussard. Schedule is subject to change.

Danielle’s Rhythm and Blues schedule:

1:00 p.m. Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie
2:00 p.m. Sideshow
3:00 p.m. Foret Tradition with special guest Wayne Toups
4:00 p.m. Don Rich
5:00 p.m. AUCTION
6:00 p.m. Percy Sledge
6:30 p.m. Marc Broussard
7:00 p.m. TK Hulin and Charlene Howard, Gregg Martinez, Steve Adams, and GG Shinn

Funds raised during the event will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in hopes of increasing survival rates for pediatric cancer. “With the help and generosity of the Acadiana community, the past four years of Danielle’s Rhythm & Blues Dance and Auction has raised over $225,000 that went directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” commented Randy LeCompte, organizer of the event. “Our family is always in awe of the generosity and spirit of giving displayed at each year’s event,” LeCompte continued. The funds year-to-date is almost a quarter a day’s expense to run the hospital.

Thanks to the planning of event organizers, Randy and Jackie LeCompte of New Iberia, attendees will experience non-stop entertainment and surprises in the form of musical acts and dancing. All net proceeds from the event will directly benefit the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Organizers hope to raise nearly $70,000, which will positively impact the lives of the children served by St. Jude by providing them with cancer treatments services regardless of the family’s inability to pay.

About Danielle’s Rhythm & Blues Dance and Auction
Katherine Danielle LeCompte, daughter of Randy and Jackie LeCompte of New Iberia, is a bright, funny, lively, exuberant 13 year-old girl who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain-stem tumor in February 2009. Few choice hospitals only offered to monitor Danielle’s tumor due to its location, however, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital wanted Danielle in the next week to begin tests and to perform a biopsy. St. Jude would become their home for the next four months. She completed six weeks of radiation, totaling 31 treatments. Over the past four years, Danielle has had a checkup every three months since her treatment and there has been no growth. St. Jude’s was the best decision Randy and Jackie LeCompte could have made for their daughter. Danielle’s Rhythm & Blues Dance and Auction is a way for Danielle, her parents, and family to say “Thank You” and give back to St. Jude.

About Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel
Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is proud to host the 5th Annual Danielle’s Rhythm & Blues Dance and Auction as part of the commitment to the people of Acadiana. Sponsorships by Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel include: AJRF’s Jeep Jaunt benefiting the American Lung Association, Chitimacha Louisiana Open, MDA Summer Camp, MDA Motorcycle Fundraiser, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Athletics, Acadiana Culinary Classic and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, offers 24 hours of gaming excitement seven days a week. Play, stay and dine at South Louisiana’s premier entertainment destination. Boasting 1,350 of the hottest, newest and most in-demand slot games available with denominations ranging from 1¢ to $100, including in-house and wide-area progressives, the Cypress Bayou Casino slot floor is a thrilling sight to behold. The perennial favorite "Wheel of Fortune®" progressive has produced many new millionaires and Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is proud to say that some have won their fortune here.

There’s plenty of action to choose from, including live action poker, exciting table games featuring everything from Baccarat, Let It Ride Stud Poker to 4-Card Poker, and high stakes Indian bingo. Poker players will enjoy the tournaments every Wednesday and Sunday.

You can also enjoy dining in one of the seven unique venues, enjoy oysters on the half-shell or a chilled seafood platter at Bocat’s Oyster Bar, dance the night away in the high-energy nightclub, Rox, all located within Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. The new state-of-the-art 102-room hotel offers guests deluxe accommodations.

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