YPACS BR Announces the 4th Annual Lip Sync BR Celebrity Battle

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Thomas Brothers

Young Professionals for American Cancer Society (YPACS BR) invites the Baton Rouge community to the 4TH ANNUAL LIP SYNC BR CELEBRITY BATTLE event on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Varsity Theatre. Fans can purchase tickets and donate online at www.lipsyncbr.org.

LIP SYNC BR CELEBRITY BATTLE, produced by YPACS BR, is a live lip sync tournament-style competition featuring teams of local Baton Rouge celebrities who will "belt out" their favorite songs in three rounds “mic-to-mic”. The team that raises the most through online fundraising, ticket sales, and tips at the main event will be guaranteed a spot in the Final Round and earn the chance to be “crowned” the Lip Sync BR Champion of 2018!

All proceeds will benefit American Cancer Society and their mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. General Admission tickets can be purchased for $30 pre-sale online (www.lipsyncbr.org/tickets) and will be available for $35 at the door. VIP tickets---which include premium viewing and access to the Cancer Survivor’s Corner---can be purchased for $75 online only. Doors for the event will open at 6:30 p.m. Cancer survivors get in free by emailing organizers at ypacsbr@gmail.com to be added to the list by December 2.

Celebrity contestant teams for the fundraiser include Ty Hingle and Leo Verde, Ryan Deschamp and Austin Mayland, Erick and Stephanie Sanchez, Joshua Roberts and Stephanie Lee, Torrence and Thurman Thomas, Kelly Furr and Katie Barnett, AND Jacques Doucet and Rohan Davey. The judges for the competition are previous Lip Sync BR celebrity contestants Dana Cassidy (3rd year champion), Cathy Rosenfeld (3rd year champion), Graham Ulkins (1st year champion), David St Romain, and Brittney Lorio (3rd year). The Master of Ceremonies will be previous celebrity champion Gerron Jordan (1st year) and Carly Liang, both of BR Proud.

Presenting Sponsors for the fundraiser include Republic Finance (Diamond Title Presenting Sponsor), Republic Finance (Platinum Sponsor), Mattress Direct (Gold Sponsor, Judge’s Table Sponsor), Credit Bureau Baton Rouge (Gold Sponsor), BR Proud (Gold Sponsor), The RV Shop (Silver Sponsor), DIG Magazine (Silver Sponsor), Causey Med Aesthetic (Bronze Sponsor), UPS Store, and Sport-N-Center.

This is the 4th year holding this event, and every year we’ve not only accomplished our fundraising goals but continued to increase participation and raise awareness for our cause,” said Hitesh Chheda, Co-President for YPACS BR. “With the help of the Baton Rouge community and local sponsors, we’re so thrilled to present such a fun and exciting event!”

Founded in the spring of 2017 and based in Baton Rouge, LA; YPACS is a local community service initiative of “young” professionals with a primary focus on organizing and planning the annual Lip Sync BR charity fundraiser benefiting American Cancer Society, but also with a cooperative focus on advocacy, outreach, volunteering, and networking. Meetings are on the first Thursday of every month at various venues across the city. More information on the organization is available at www.facebook.com/YPACSBR or by emailing ypacsbr@gmail.com.

Contributed by YPACS Baton Rouge