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Who We Are

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Wiggin'Out is registered 501(c)3 non profit that provides wigs, headwear,lymphatic garments,prosthetic bras and gift cards to current and recently former cancer patients throughout the I-20 corridor in North Louisiana through donations and fundraising. Our goal in this endeavor is to help ease the financial and psychological burden for individuals fighting cancer. 

Purpose and Action

Our purpose is to raise money in order to provide a philanthropic benefit to residents in North Louisiana that are battling cancer. Approved applicants will be granted a gift card for travel expenses related to treatment related to treatment costs, bills or groceries, or a redemption certificate at one of our partner organizations for the cost or partial cost of purchasing a wig, headwear, lymphatic garment or prosthetic bras. 


In 2011 Louisiana Tech Athletics, The Minute Magazine and Northern Louisiana Medical Center came together to create Wiggin’ Out. Since our first event that fall at Squire Creek Country Club, Wiggin’ Out has grown into its own entity with the addition of the Ruston Daily Leader as a major partner. Originally created to help women in Lincoln Parish purchase wigs, Wiggin’ Out’s focus has now expanded to include other appropriate headwear, lymphatic garments and prosthetic bras for men, women and children along the I-20 corridor in North Louisiana.

Board of Directors

Vicki Caskey, President

A Louisiana native, Vicki Caskey loves serving others and found her passion with Wiggin' Out in 2011. She is the market manager for The Minute Magazine, serves part-time as the Executive Director for the Bienville Parish Chamber of Commerce and is the reporter for the Bienville Parish Police Jury. She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Arcadia.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, baking, traveling and cheering on the Lady Techsters. She is married to Wayne Caskey and the two have a daughter, Ruby.

Elisha Leigh James

Elisha Leigh James, a Ruston native, joined the Wiggin Out Board of Directors in 2016. Elisha is employed by Louisana Tech University. She is a Louisana Tech University graduate and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She enjoys running, painting and spending time outdoors with family and friends at D'Arbonne Lake.

Matthew Nelson

Matt Nelson started his involvement with Wiggn Out in 2016. That year's theme was "Kicking Cancer". The theme resonated with Matt, first because he is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and was the place kicker for the football team. Secondly, his mom is a breast cancer survivor. Matt knew when he saw the gala advertisement he had to get involved.

Matt currently works as a Retirement Accredited Financial Advisor and a Senior Portfolio Advisor at Merrill Lynch.

Matt is married to Kasie Nelson and they have one son, Stiles. They are looking forward to wecloming their daughter, Grace, this spring. In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf and coaching local kicker and punters.

Kim Kavanaugh