Eric von Aspern

For 41-year-old Louisiana native Eric von Aspern, being diagnosed with a meningioma, a benign brain tumor that was near his optic nerve, came at a time when he least expected it. “It was ski season, and I was snowboarding. I didn’t feel right, but I wrote most of my symptoms off as the high altitude Read More Read More

The Strength to Fight

Renee Hamilton is strong, and she’s many things to many people: a mother, wife and breast cancer survivor. But now, along with her brother, Shane Venezia, she’s also a cancer-fighting advocate and philanthropist. In 2011, Renee was only 30-years-old with no predisposition or family history, but was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time, her Read More Read More

Mary Bird Perkins Receives Award for Innovation in Fundraising

Ethan Bush and Carter Stone honored for leadership and creativity   (Baton Rouge, LA) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s development team has been awarded the inaugural Innovator of the Year Team Award by the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO) for its efforts in fundraising and philanthropy. Ethan Bush, vice president and chief development Read More Read More

Capital Region to be home to newest, most advanced proton therapy center in the Gulf South

Provident Resources Group, Baton Rouge Health Institutions to Build $85M Louisiana ProtonCare Center Issued by Baton Rouge Health District (Baton Rouge, La.) The Capital Region will soon be home to one of only a handful of proton therapy centers in the nation. Provident ProtonCare – a division of Provident Resources Group - announced today that it Read More Read More

Mary Bird Perkins Maintains Prestigious ACR Accreditation

(Baton Rouge, La.) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year term of reaccreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Cancer Center has been reaccredited for its Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Houma locations. Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the Read More Read More

Dragon Boat Racers Speeding Toward a Cure

Racing down the river to the finish line may sound more like a fun, competitive activity than an opportunity to give back to the community, but the Greater New Orleans Dragon Boat festival brings together the best of both worlds in support of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington. Every year, hundreds of people Read More Read More

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