What is a BigWig?
BigWig [ˈbigˌwig] (noun): an important person, usually in a particular sphere; synonym: VIP · (very) important person.

What is a Susan G. Komen BigWig?
Komen BigWig (noun): a very important person on a mission to end breast cancer forever by raising awareness and funds in their community; willing to have fun while wearing a ridiculous pink wig.

How does a BigWigs campaign work?
The BigWigs campaign engages corporate and community leaders within the Greater Baton Rouge area as representatives in the fight against breast cancer. During the campaign, each BigWig will raise money, which will be used to ensure access to essential breast health services and education programs, and support research to find the cures for breast cancer.

Through the BigWigs campaign, 75% of funds raised will help provide breast health education, screening, treatment and psychosocial services within the Komen Louisiana service area. Additionally, 25% of the funds will be dedicated to research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Why participate in the 2019 BigWigs campaign?
Louisiana ranks first among states in Breast Cancer deaths. in our nation in breast cancer mortality. Your participation helps fund life-saving efforts in the 56 parishes that we serve.

Who are the 2019 Komen Baton Rouge BigWigs?

Franz N. Borghardt
Brien Keith Buxton
Justin Ferguson
Liz Firesheets
Derek W. Howard
Ted James
Gerron Jordan
Mathew Laborde
Erin Petrie Reynaud
Dr. Kay Solar
Michelle Southern Plumlee
Amanda Standish
Becky Walker
David Wascom

Click here to see the result of our 2019 BigWigs campaign.

Please visit our BigWig alumni page to see BigWigs from previous campaigns.


How can I support my favorite BigWig? 
Plan to purchase tickets and join us at the BigWigs Under the Big Top Reveal Party at L’Auberge Casino and Hotel on July 18. Your ticket purchases will allow you the opportunity to play adult versions of some of your best-loved carnival games. Each carnival game ticket will allow you to dedicated your ticket purchase(s) as a donation to your favorite BigWigs.  Also, online fundraising opens the evening of Thursday, July 18 and will run through Friday, August 16. Click here to vote for your favorite BigWig!

How do I get tickets or a table to the 2019 BigWigs Under The Big Top Reveal Party?

Tickets and tables for the BigWigs Reveal Party go on sale to the public on Monday, June 17. Tickets are $50 each and are required for entry. Each entry provides an attendee with five (5) game vouchers to play adult versions of midway games for a chance to win prizes. Additional game vouchers can be purchased online or at the Reveal Party for $10 each. Tables seat 10 people and will be sold at $850. Each table purchased provides 5 game vouchers (which are required for entry) for each of the 10 guests.

New this year! Join us starting at 6 pm. for the Champagne Pre-Party. Tickets to the Champagne Pre-Party are $80 each. Each attendee will receive a total of eight (8) game vouchers and passed champagne to toast the 2019 BigWigs! Tables of 10 for the Champagne Pre-Party festivities include eight (8) game vouchers for each of your 10 quests, passed champagne to toast the 2019 BigWigs, and seating for the evening. Champagne Pre-Party tables will be sold at $1,150. Tickets and tables go on sale to the public on Monday, June 17.

Become a Sponsor for the 2019 BigWigs Reveal Party!
BigWigs Sponsorship packet