More than 450 people took proactive measures to protect their health by receiving free cancer screenings Mary Bird Perkins Live Well events this year. Whether in Covington, Gonzales or Houma, residents throughout southeast Louisiana had convenient access screenings for four different types of cancers.
Due to time constraints and commitments, many people in local communities across the state lack access to healthcare, especially cancer prevention, education and early detection. Unfortunately, this can result in cancers going undetected. Events like Live Wells provide patients weekend options for early detection services in a safe and easily accessible environment.
Successfully Saving Lives
All free cancer screenings for Live Well events included breast, colorectal, prostate and skin. A total of 462 cancer screenings took place with over 30 percent of those participants never screened for cancer. Anyone who received an abnormal finding from their screening are being assisted by a Cancer Center patient navigator to ensure all of their necessary follow-up care is promptly provided.
Generous partners in each community are critical to the success of all Live Well Events. Thanks to their dedication to our mission, the Cancer Center is able to offer all screenings at no cost.
- In conjunction with the Gonzales Area Foundation, Live Well Ascension took place on Oct. 9 at Jambalaya Park in Gonzales.
- Funded by the Ben Blanchard Memorial Foundation, Live Well Northshore was held on Oct. 23 at the Covington Trailhead.
- Powered by Cenac Marine Services, Live Well Bayou took place on Nov. 6 at the Terrebonne General Health System Drive-Thru Center.
Get Screened Today
If you weren’t able to participate in any of this year’s Live Well events, you don’t have to wait until next year. Through the Cancer Center’s Prevention on the Go program and using our mobile medical clinic, the Cancer Center travels throughout Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi to serve thousands of participants each year. Find all our upcoming screenings on our calendar or call (225) 215-1234 to schedule your appointment.