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Category Archives: Press Release – Covington

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Caring River Cancer Center to Merge with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Mary Bird Perkins continues expansion to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer   (Baton Rouge, La.) Caring River Cancer Center (CRCC) will merge with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (MBPCC), a comprehensive cancer care organization, serving the Gulf South region for almost 50 years. CRCC has provided local access to radiation therapy for more Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington Celebrates Blanchard Foundation’s Commitment to Prevent Cancer

Foundation honored with artwork in Cancer Center   Covington, LA – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington unveiled a glass art piece at a special ceremony in December commemorating the Benjamin Blanchard Memorial Foundation’s commitment to early cancer detection and education. In April, the Foundation donated $100,000 to the Cancer Center where Ben Blanchard Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation Elects 2018-2019 Board Members

Community leaders elected to grow and steward endowment fund that supports the fight against cancer   (Baton Rouge, La.) – J. Gerard “Jerry” Jolly, retired partner of KPMG LLP, was recently elected to serve as chair of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation. Jolly has been on the Foundation board since 2013 and served Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members

New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission   (Baton Rouge, La.) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is pleased to announce that the following volunteer leaders were elected to its board of directors to help further the organization’s mission to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer. Bill O’Quin was re-elected to serve as Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins COO and Physics Chief is First Medical Physicist to Earn Prestigious Fellowship

(Baton Rouge, La.) – Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MS, chief operating officer and chief of physics at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, is the first medical physicist selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to receive the ASTRO Health Policy Fellowship designation. This year-long program trains leaders in radiation oncology health policy issues, and Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington and Ben Blanchard Foundation Present Successful Live Well Northshore Event

Northshore residents screened for cancer and other conditions in fun, festive atmosphere   (Covington, LA) Nearly 300 Northshore residents took proactive measures to protect their health by participating in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s inaugural Live Well Northshore event at the Covington Trailhead. Funded by the Benjamin Blanchard Memorial Foundation, Northshore residents received screenings for Read More
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Hilaire & Ethel Lanaux Honor Granddaughter with Transformational Gift to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Funds to enhance prevention, education and early detection programs across south Louisiana   (Covington, LA) No one ever wants to imagine losing a child or grandchild, but one family is honoring their granddaughter’s courageous cancer battle by creating a lasting legacy that will help others for generations to come. New Orleans residents Hilaire and Ethel Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington Launches Free Community Health Event

Ben Blanchard Memorial Foundation funds free cancer screenings, food and fun for the entire family   (Covington, La.) – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington, in conjunction with the Ben Blanchard Memorial Foundation, is providing free, convenient access to many types of cancer screenings at its inaugural Live Well Northshore event. Live Well Northshore Read More
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Rubicon Contributes $1 Million to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Rubicon gift to impact all areas of cancer care   (Geismar, LA) Rubicon LLC, a chemical manufacturer located in Geismar, LA and 25-year supporter of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, has reached a cumulative giving total of $1 million. These funds contributed to the Cancer Center have been generated through a number of initiatives including Read More
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Benjamin Blanchard Memorial Foundation Presents $100,000 Gift to Cancer Center

Funds to enhance early detection and patient assistance programs in Northshore region   (Covington, LA) The Benjamin Blanchard Memorial Foundation recently presented Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington with a $100,000 gift that will fund a new education and early detection event for Northshore residents and support key assistance programs benefiting patients and families Read More