LAFAYETTE, La. – maurices donated “Hope” to patients at Women’s & Children’s Hospital on Tuesday.

Tara Boudreaux with maurices in the Sugarcrest Shopping Center at 213 St. Nazaire Road in Broussard and Jason Guilbeau with the Lafayette chapter of the American Cancer Society presented 40 stuffed Hope the Hound dolls to Dr. Ammar Morad, Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist with the Kids Specialty Center at Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

maurices recently help a campaign in the Broussard store to raise funds to purchase the Hope the Hound dolls to benefit area pediatric cancer patients.

“We want to thank everyone who helped make this drive a success,” said Boudreaux, store manager. “It was a real honor to partner with the people in this community to give back in a big way.”

Contact Trevis R. Badeaux, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator, at 521-9172 or for more information.

About Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Founded in 1983, Women’s & Children’s Hospital, a campus of The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana, continues its tradition of providing specialized healthcare services for women and children. Women’s & Children’s Hospital is the second largest obstetrics hospital in the state with an array of women’s services including digital mammography, breast-dedicated MRI, fertility, lactation support and urogynocology. The facility includes the Kids ER – a Pediatric Emergency Department staffed 24/7 by Board-Certified Pediatricians, Acadiana’s only Level III Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the region’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a women and children-dedicated Sleep Center and various pediatric subspecialties.

About maurices

maurices, a brand of Ascena Retail Group Inc., is the leading hometown specialty store and authority for the savvy, fashion-conscious girl with a twenty-something attitude. Today, maurices operates over 833 stores in 46 states and Canada. maurices stands for fashion, quality, value and customer service. Offering sizes 1-24, our styles are inspired by the girl in everyone, in every size. For store information and to shop online, visit