Carcinoid & NET Patients: Your Vote Is Needed

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees

This year, Pepsi is giving away millions in grants each month to fund good ideas that make the world a better place. In celebration of the Super Bowl, Pepsi is teaming up with a trio of NFL players who have each submitted Pepsi Grant ideas of their own. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees wants “to help support New Orleans in the fight against cancer. My grant would go towards renovating rooms at the American Cancer Society Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge to provide patients and their families with a more comfortable stay.”

Dr. Eugene A. Woltering, one of the country’s leading carcinoid/NET specialists, has shared this information with the carcinoid/NET community as many patients stay at the Hope Lodge when being treated at Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner, where Dr. Woltering and his colleagues lead the Neuroendocrine Tumor Program. “One third of all Hope Lodge guests are carcinoid patients,” notes Dr. Woltering.

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Team at Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner

Watch Drew Brees’ video and then cast your vote.  The winning project will receive a Pepsi Grant of $100,000. Voting ends February 5, 2010 at 12:00 a.m.

You can also text your vote by mobile phone.  Text “DREW” to Pepsi (73774).  Message and data rates may apply.

What’s a good idea? Who gets a grant? You decide. Read more about the Pepsi Refresh Project and find out how you can submit, promote and vote for the ideas you care about at

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