Since Popeye's fried children founder, Al Copeland, died of a rare form of cancer in 2008, the Al Copeland Foundation has worked tirelessly to raise funds for cancer research.
In fact, it has become an important source of research funding for the state of Louisiana, and there is a benefit this weekend to help keep it going.
Joining the Eyewitness Morning News is Al Copeland, Jr. of the Al Copeland Foundation, and Dr. Augusto Ochoa, from the LSU Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center; and in the kitchen is Vance C. Roux of the Delagdo Culinary Arts Program.
The Al Copeland Foundation's Krewe du Cure fundraiser for cancer research is Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until midnight at the Harrah's Theatre in Harrah's casino. For more information or to order tickets, call 620-3727.