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As we surround patients with everything they need to defeat cancer, you and the entire community surround the Cancer Center to make it all possible. This deep philanthropic connection sets the Cancer Center apart, bolsters our mission and helps provide our highly-personalized approach to each patient’s experience. Recognizing the uniqueness of every single person we interact with allows for more individualized care. We all share a passion for ending this disease, forever.

We are deeply grateful for generous donor funding that carries this passion forward in the most powerful and inspired ways, through prevention, education and early detection, patient assistance, teamwork, survivorship, innovation and research.

We are all in this, together. Join us as we Take the Fight Forward.

Ways to Give

Each donation to the Cancer Center impacts the lives of patients and their families through programs and services that make the entire continuum of care possible.

Honor a Loved One

Your gift to the Cancer Center in honor or in memory of a family member, friend or loved one is a heartfelt way to honor an individual or celebrate a milestone, anniversary or special event.

Major Giving

A major gift to support our mission will transform cancer care today and for generations to come. Your generous donation will support the full continuum of care and positively impact the lives of cancer patients and their families.

Planned Giving

A planned gift or endowment gift to the foundation allows you to give more than you ever thought possible, leaving a legacy for the fight against cancer and investing in the future of cancer care.

Thank you


Your gift will provide advanced treatment as well as strengthen our positions as the leading cancer center in Louisiana.


With a multi-year commitment, you will make a greater impact by investing in cancer care and empower us to do more.


Giving in honor or in memory of someone is a wonderful way to pay tribute and support the fight against cancer.

Please use the secure form below to make a tax-deductible gift today. Choose the option to pay by credit card to make a one-time or customized recurring donation to the Cancer Center.

Honor A Loved One

Making a gift in honor or memory of a loved one who has made a difference in your life is a great way to say thank you and support the Cancer Center. With our 100% fundraising efficiency, every dollar raised directly serves our patients and their families.

Using the secure form below, please indicate the person you would like to honor or memorialize in the third section. If you wish to pay by check, please mail to the address below and include name and address of individual you are honoring:

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Attn: Office of Development
4950 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809

For more information, contact Jessica Hooper at (225) 215-1236 or



Major gifts are made through multi-year pledges or planned gifts. Donors can provide major gifts for immediate needs or long-term investment. A gift can provide comprehensive support where the Cancer Center needs it most, priority support of core programs and services, or be designated to a specific program.

Want to get started? Contact Carter Stone at (225) 215-1298 or for more information.


Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center launched a strategic initiative focused on the vision of securing our position as the destination cancer center for the Gulf South. The goal of this initiative – Take the Fight Forward – is to secure $25 million by 2020 to make this vision a reality.

This renovated, world-class cancer center contains over 200 naming opportunities for physical space, programs, services and healing art for donors interested in honoring or remembering a friend, family member or loved one. View available recognition opportunities here.

For more information on how you can Take the Fight FORWARD, contact Carter Stone at (225) 215-1298 or

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation

A planned gift to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation will ensure that leading-edge cancer care and research lives on. Planned gifts are an integral part of advancing the care our patients expect and deserve for generations to come. A gift to the endowment is powerful and the most important long-term investment a donor can make. Your gift, your legacy, will help grow our endowment and transform cancer care for patients and their families in the community.

For more information, contact Carter Stone at (225) 215-1298 or


The Lipsey Legacy Society, named in honor of Anna B. Lipsey, recognizes those who have made an outright gift or planned commitment to the endowment. Through their generosity, these individuals are helping the Foundation build a perpetual endowment fund in support of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation. You can join this special community by making a gift to the Foundation.

Learn more about the society and its membership.

Partners of Hope

Fighting cancer takes courage. For many, it’s a battle for survival that encompasses the patient, family, friends, and the entire healthcare team. Winning the fight requires innovative people who provide care and support with brilliance and sensitivity. The men and women of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center are those people.

Together, we surround our patients with the most advanced care and more support services than any cancer program in Louisiana.

365 Days of Giving

We believe every day of life is a victory in the ongoing battle against cancer. As we surround patients with everything they need to defeat cancer, the entire community surrounds the Cancer Center to make it all possible.

With the help of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, our 365 Days of Giving program allows YOU to make a difference and support the Cancer Center by dedicating a day to your loved one. Learn more by visiting

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