Grateful Patient

A meaningful way to honor your care team or loved one. 

100% of funds donated goes to your community.
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As a non-profit organization, we rely on generous support from our community to offer the compassionate, comprehensive, high-quality care that makes Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center so special. Giving back to the Cancer Center is a way to recognize and honor the outstanding care that you or a family member received. A donation is a meaningful way to say “thank you” to physicians, nurses or staff members and to help ensure future patients have access to the individualized services and resources available today.

Every Gift Makes an Impact

Your contribution can help to sustain and advance crucial programs that are funded through philanthropy, such as: 

  • Clinical research and trials
  • Early detection and education services
  • Expanding a multidisciplinary approach to care
  • Financial assistance
  • Life-saving technology
  • Nutritionists and nutritional supplements
  • Palliative medicine
  • Patient navigation
  • Support & survivorship resources
  • Transportation assistance
Anne and Family

Ways to Give

There are many ways you can give back and make an impact on someone’s tomorrow:

Make a Gift


Support patients and families facing cancer with a monetary donation. Help us propel cancer care forward by making a gift as a “thank you” to your care team, in honor of a friend or loved one, or to mark a special occasion or milestone.

Send a Note


Express your appreciation for a physician or team member by sending an email to with your name, the name of the person you’re honoring and a brief message. You can also print and mail a Gratitude Gram to 4950 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 or send one digitally using the form below.

Start a Fundraiser


Be a game changer in the fight against cancer by starting an online fundraiser, hosting an event or supporting a fundraising campaign. Click here to learn more.

Volunteer your Time


Contact us at to find out all of the ways you can stay involved.

Share your Story


Help inspire others and increase awareness of the Cancer Center by sharing your experience. Tell us your story by sending an email to