On Aug. 25, 2001, the first Games of Acadiana (GOA) was held at the Cajundome. GOA was the vision of family and friends of 8-year old Miles Perret, who lost his battle with cancer in 1996. The amazing success of the first GOA enabled Miles Perret Cancer Services to open less than a year later.

The Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre, Women’s & Children’s Hospital, and Regional Medical Center of Acadiana will be hosting “Operation” for kids who attend the games. Volunteers from all three facilities will participate. The game of operation will be in the Cajun Dome arena on the first aisle to your right in the second to last station. Come and join us and play with a purpose on Aug. 22, 2015.