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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 Read More
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Thank You, Rubicon, for 25 Years of Giving

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center was created by the community, and over the years, this support has never wavered, allowing us to provide advanced cancer care throughout southeast Louisiana and beyond. It takes support from many individuals, local partners and companies to keep our mission strong. One of these companies, longtime supporter, Rubicon LLC, has Read More Read More
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Cancer Screenings on Your Time

When 37-year-old, Tonja McMillan was diagnosed with breast cancer, one of her main concerns was how she would explain it to her 3 year-old-son, Riley. “I didn’t want Riley to hear the word ‘cancer’ and be scared for me,” Tonja said. “I would explain to him that I was sick and may look a little Read More Read More
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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 Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond Celebrates 30 Years of Service to the Community

Three decades of breakthrough cancer services for Hammond and neighboring areas.   (Hammond, LA) Thousands of cancer patients have walked through the doors since Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond opened in March 1988. Prior to the organization’s entry into Tangipahoa Parish 30 years ago, there were no significant cancer care services in the Read More Read More
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Innovation Happens Here

Donna Saurage, Foundation Board of Directors Chairperson As a longtime Mary Bird Perkins volunteer and supporter, I am fortunate to witness great acts of compassion and generosity. There are many individuals in our community who so graciously give their time and resources to make a difference in the lives of those touched by cancer. One Read More Read More

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