Martha Fitzgerald, author of The Courtship of Two Doctors, has pledged proceeds from sales to causes she shares with her late parents, Drs. Alice and Joe Holoubek: the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport and the marriage ministry program of the Diocese of Shreveport.
Dr. Joe chaired the committee that founded the medical school in the 1960s. He served the school as associate clinical professor and clinical professor of medicine, later being named emeritus clinical professor of medicine.
Also in the 1960s, Dr. Joe and Dr. Alice brought the pre-Cana marriage preparation program to northwest Louisiana. They set up a citywide ecumenical program addressing such issues as finances, law, psychology, health, and sexuality within marriage.