Baton Rouge General's Father-Daughter Dance Breaks Attendance Record

Nine-day old baby the youngest attendee

Baton Rouge, LA – Baton Rouge General Foundation’s 23rd annual Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance entertained a record-breaking crowd of more than 1,600 people this Sunday at the River Center.

Attendees included fathers, grandfathers, daughters and granddaughters all of ages, including nine-day old Charlie Marie Watts (pictured below, with parents Taylor Kleinpeter Watts and Austin Watts and grandfather Troy Kleinpeter).

Proceeds from the event support Baton Rouge General and make a meaningful difference in the lives of the patients and families served by the community hospital. In 2015, the funds raised through this event provided support to the General’s Regional Burn Center.

Raphael Crawford and his daughter Nathalie (pictured below) traveled from Germany to attend the dance, “When we lived in Baton Rouge, we attended the dance several times and had a great time. I love spending time with my daughter while supporting a great cause. Even though we've now moved to Germany, we didn't want to lose this tradition. We have too much fun together every year."

See more photos from the event at BRG’s facebook page.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first and only not-for-profit, full service community hospital in the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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