Lafayette's own Dustin Poirier will be honored at the annual American Cancer Society's Black & White Gala on August 25th. The mixed martial artist, who is currently ranked as the #4 Lightweight in the world, will be recognized as a recipient of the 2018 Spirit of Hope Award.

Dustin started The Good Fight Foundation to help people in our community, and has been a tireless advocate for bettering Acadiana and Louisiana. The foundation helps the homeless, kids who can't afford back to school necessities, and so much more. Thank you for representing Lafayette so well, Dustin, we are so proud of you!

Tickets are available for the Black & White Ball, which will be held at the UL Lafayette Atchafalaya Ballroom on Saturday, August 25 at 7:00 pm.