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ABOUT THE EVENT
Bugs & Brew for Drew Crawfish Cook-off and Beer Festival will be held on May 19th from 3-8 p.m on Fulton Street. Featuring a crawfish boiling competition, crawfish-inspired dishes from local restaurants, Louisiana beer garden, local music, and children’s entertainment, this family-friendly festival will benefit the Drew Rodrigue Foundation, a New Orleans non-profit honoring a local football coach who battled cancer.
This year is a particularly special one for The Drew Rodrigue Foundation, as all proceeds from Bugs & Brew will benefit a very close and personal friend, chef Carl Schaubhut. Carl grew up in New Orleans and was part of a tight knit group of friends, one of whom bears the name of this Foundation. He is a remarkable chef, husband and father of two beautiful children. For the past five years, Carl has been battling stage 4, incurable adenocarcinoma in the GE junction. After multiple rounds of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and clinical trials, he is now at the point where his options are being limited more every day. With the mounting medical bills, and treatments interfering with his time in the kitchen, the Foundation has offered its dear friend financial assistance in the hopes to “buy” him some more time and hope he can beat the odds.
Recently, the Drew Rodrigue Foundation has been devoting all proceeds from Bugs and Brew events to support its ongoing project to help build both the inpatient and outpatient oncology playrooms in the new freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital located in Baton Rouge. The Foundation remains committed to raising $100,000 over five years in support of this cause, which will resume with the 2019 event. The playrooms will provide much needed play, distraction and education for oncology patients in the new children’s hospital and adjoining clinics. It will also include an area for patients and family members to receive supportive counseling and education, as well as enrichment opportunities with community partnerships.