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Fishing for Frankie

An Annual Memorial Bass Fishing Tournament to Benefit Patients Battling Cancer

Frankie Champagne, Jr. was a native of Edgard, Louisiana and a resident of Luling, Louisiana. Frankie was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in 2007 and he lost his battle with lung cancer in 2011. Frankie’s family and friends wanted to continue the annual fishing tournament in his name to benefit others suffering from cancer. Going on 10 years now we have made a difference in the lives of many families struggling with cancer. We hope to inspire love, hope and healing with these tournaments. Please join us in helping cancer patients through your donations and participation.

This Year’s Tournament

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This year’s tournament is to raise money for Blandon Zeringue. Blandon is the son of Gail Prestenback and Paul Zeringue and the father of 17-year-old Noah Zeringue. Blandon is a lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish and was the owner of Zeringue’s Seafood for 15 years. On July 3, 2017, at the age of 39, Blandon was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. That month, he underwent a thyroidectomy with dissection of the surrounding thyroid bed. During this surgery they discovered the cancer had spread to the lymphatic system and immediately re-opened him to remove all the surrounding lymph nodes. Following this surgery, he began radiation treatment, and feeling that something wasn’t quite right, he consulted with MD Anderson for a second opinion. That November new laboratory tests showed the cancer had spread. He underwent another surgery on his neck, which left him with severe nerve damage to his right side. He is currently undergoing speech and physical therapy and is unable to work. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will help defray the cost of treatment, medication and surgeries for Blandon.

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