Around Livingston for Nov. 21, 2013

Women Outreaching Women will host a volunteer meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at 26852 La. 1032, Denham Springs.

Women Outreaching Women is seeking new volunteers to assist families affected by domestic violence.

WOW has openings for the following positions: crisis line operators, women’s advocates, office assistants, fundraising committee members and grant writers.

To sign up, contact Kayla at coordinator@women outreachingwomen.org or call (225) 791-3940.

Business of the Year nominations accepted

Nominations and applications are being accepted for the Livingston Parish 2013 Business of the Year awards in the categories of small, medium and large businesses.

Each year, the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce honors businesses and professionals that have distinguished themselves through excellence in community, chamber and business engagement.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 1, and the deadline for applications is Dec. 19.

WOW fundraiser set at La Caretta on Thursday

Women Outreaching Womem will receive 10 percent of all proceeds from La Carreta from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday.

La Carreta is at 135 Veterans Blvd., Denham Springs.

Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to help restock WOW’s food pantry.

Call (225) 791-3940 or send an email to assistant@wom enoutreachingwomen.com.

Cancer awareness

Parish President Layton Ricks declared November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in Livingston Parish.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and the only major cancer with a five-year relative survival rate in the single digits at just 6 percent, Ricks told the Parish Council on Nov. 14.

An estimated 45,220 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and 38,460 will die from the disease, including 585 in Louisiana, according to figures Ricks presented to the Parish Council.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization serving the pancreatic cancer community in Livingston Parish and nationwide through a comprehensive approach.

Contact the Florida Parishes Bureau by phone at (225) 664-9058, by fax at (225) 664-9710 and by email at Florida@theadvocate.com.