Nicholas “Nick” Rauber, DDS, founded the Swollfest fishing rodeo at the age of 17. Dr. Nick Rauber remains director of the now-prominent event, which has to date raised more than $900,000 for such charities as the American Diabetes Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Swollfest has announced the calendar of events for its 2015 rodeo. The event officially begins on Thursday, June 11, when participants can begin to catch. Registration begins at 1 pm, and scales open officially the next day at 5:30 pm. Live music under the Sand Dollar Marina Pavilion also begins on Friday at 5:30 pm, although artists' tents will be present throughout the afternoon and into the evening.
Registration officially ends at 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 13. Live music featuring Tomplay begins at 5:30 pm and ends at 8:15 pm, at which time the Swollfest Awards Ceremony begins. The ceremony includes a drawing of raffle tickets that participants can purchase throughout the event. Live music resumes after the event and continues until the official close of the event on Sunday, June 14.
Along with his work at the Aesthetic Dentistry Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Nick Rauber, DDS, is the founder and director of Swollfest Fishing Rodeo, an annual fundraising event in Grand Isle, Louisiana. Dr. Nicholas Rauber has used the proceeds from the Swollfest Fishing Rodeo to support a number of charitable organizations over the past 18 years, including the nonprofit organization Cancer Services in Baton Rouge.
Among its many programs, Cancer Services maintains numerous educational initiatives to help clients better understand their cancer diagnosis. The organization’s Education Center provides clients and caregivers with access to the most accurate and current information on cancer-related matters in a welcoming library atmosphere. At the Education Center, visitors can reference more than 1,000 books and DVDs, obtain pamphlets for home use, and receive personalized assistance from the center’s full-time librarian.
Cancer Services also offers the Cancer 101 educational meeting, which is its longest operating support group that serves patients with cancer, especially newly diagnosed patients. For the monthly meeting, Cancer Services develops an informative program that features presentations from medical specialists and community members to help individuals and families learn about cancer, treatments, and survivorship.