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Mary Bird Perkins 50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary Give Day Campaign

Due to Hurricane Ida, we have made the decision to postpone our 50th Anniversary Give Day, originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 1. We will have more details soon. Thank you to all those who have donated so far! 

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In celebration of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s 50th anniversary, we invite YOU to be game changers in the fight against cancer. With your support, we can help more patients ring the bell and make more precious moments for loved ones, friends and neighbors.

Join us as we prepare for the next 50 years of leading edge, community cancer care.

Thank you to our 50th Anniversary Give Day Sponsors!

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Mary Bird Perkins has served the needs of patients throughout the communities we serve for 50 years. Thanks to generous community support, we are able to provide patients with leading-edge treatments and technologies to ensure the best care possible. Throughout southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi, you will find our radiation facilities, as well as comprehensive cancer centers made possible through valuable hospital partnerships.

Celebrate with us throughout 2021 as we honor and pay tribute to our supporters, patients, team members and physicians who have been a part of our history, and as we continue to propel cancer care forward for everyone who needs us.

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In 2008, Mary Bird Perkins and Terrebonne General Health System formed a partnership with one goal in mind: to offer residents of the Bayou Region a comprehensive cancer center, close to home. Since then, the Cancer Center has provided the highest standard of care, ensuring we meet the needs of every individual with compassion, expertise and state-of-the-art technology. Learn more about our Houma location at

Dr. Cataldo in Kitchen

Dr. Vince Cataldo, oncologist and hematologist at the Cancer Center, integrates his strong passion for cancer care with his more than 20 years of expertise to make a positive and impactful difference in the lives of others. As Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center celebrates our 50 year anniversary this year, we are tremendously grateful to have doctors like him on our team to help propel our mission forward! Read more about Dr. Vince Cataldo and his passion for patient care and cooking in the link below.…/dr-vince-cataldo-a-relationship…/

Volunteers at the Cancer Centers provide extra caring and compassionate care for our patients. The services volunteers provide are an important part of what makes the patient experience so unique. Watch three time cancer survivor and volunteer, Deidra Langridge, explain why volunteering at Mary Bird Perkins in Covington is a way of paying it forward after being a patient herself.

Conducting radiation therapy research to enhance cancer care has been a core strength of Mary Bird Perkins for many years now. The partnership between the Cancer Center and the LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy has produced high-quality research that has been shared across the globe. Watch Dr. Jonas Fontenot, speak about how this research impacts patient care locally and internationally.

“What stands out to me about working at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is the support mentality that exists throughout the entire facility. As a director in Houma, I see firsthand how teamwork is consistently present to ensure the best experience and outcomes for our patients. Doing what is right for them is our highest priority, which makes it the type of organization you feel good being a part of.” – Dan Vincent, director of radiation therapy operations in Houma

Generous community support has fueled Mary Bird Perkins’ growth over the last 50 years and is key to continue advancing our mission. Watch Kyle France, a longtime supporter of the Cancer Center in Covington, speak about why donations play an integral part in providing patients on the Northshore with the best care possible.