Category Archives: Press Release – Gonzales


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

Mary Bird Perkins, Gonzales Area Foundation Celebrate Second Successful Live Well Ascension Event

200+ residents screened for cancer and other conditions in fun, festive atmosphere   (Gonzales, La.) More than 200 Ascension Parish residents took proactive measures to protect their health recently by participating in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Live Well Ascension event at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Co-hosted by the Gonzales Area Foundation for the second year in Read More

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

Cancer Center Hosts Second Annual Free Ascension Parish Community Health Event

Gonzales Area Foundation funds second year of free cancer screenings, food and fun for the entire family   Gonzales, La. – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales, in conjunction with the Gonzales Area Foundation, is providing free, convenient access to a host of cancer screenings at its second annual Live Well Ascension event. Live Read More

Moving Through Survivorship

Cancer survivor walking group participates in Spring Sprint 5k   (Gonzales, La.) Ascension Parish cancer survivors are demonstrating that individuals can live healthy, active lives following a cancer diagnosis. Members of a walking group, organized by the THRIVE survivorship program at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales, recently participated in the First Annual Ascension Chamber Read More

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

Ascension Parish Prostate Cancer Patient Experiences Benefits of New Spacing Device

Prostate cancer patients receiving radiation treatment can now have a more effective, comfortable experience   (Gonzales) Prostate cancer patients receiving radiation therapy at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales now have access to a SpaceOAR, a new, innovative tool proven to provide protection from treatment side effects. Ascension Parish resident Herben Henry was the Read More

Ascension Parish Cancer Patients To Benefit From Successful Gala

Gonzales Area Foundation funds to provide vital cancer support for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center patients. (Gonzales, La.) The Gonzales Area Foundation, through the support of the Ascension Parish community, raised $125,000 at the third annual Gonzales Gala held Saturday, Jan. 20 at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. The funds raised will support education and Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Launches Survivorship Services in Gonzales

Gonzales Area Foundation to Fund Thrive Survivorship Program   (Gonzales, LA) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is pleased to announce that survivorship services are now offered at its Gonzales location for all Ascension Parish residents, thanks to the generous support of the Gonzales Area Foundation. The THRIVE survivorship program offers free services for those undergoing Read More

Cancer-focused organizations will work together to do more, enhance effectiveness and outreach and streamline services

(Baton Rouge) Two cancer-focused organizations, Cancer Services and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (MBPCC), have collaborated for years to provide services to those impacted by cancer in the Greater Baton Rouge area. After an extended period of discussions, the Cancer Services’ and Mary Bird Perkins’ boards of directors have resolved to deepen the longtime relationship. Read More