COVINGTON, La. – The annual Pirate Party, held late last year at the Columbia Street Tap Room, raised $29,000 to support Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s patient assistance programs and remove barriers to care for patients across Covington and the Northshore. Hosted by Jack E. Saux, III, M.D., medical oncologist, Northshore Oncology Associates, this yearly event raises awareness of local nonprofit organizations that support those impacted by cancer while celebrating great costuming, great fun, and great causes.
Saux officially presented the donation to the Mary Bird Perkins team on February 8th.
About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a regional cancer care organization that has been fighting cancer for more than 50 years. The cancer care organization provides care at 10 centers in Baton Rouge, Covington, Gonzales, Hammond, Houma, Opelousas, Slidell, and Natchez, Mississippi, and its service area encompasses southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi regions. Mary Bird Perkins has a strategic affiliation with OneOncology and the largest radiation and medical oncology groups from across the area including exclusive partnerships with Southeastern Louisiana Radiation Oncology Group, which provides radiation therapy throughout Mary Bird Perkins’ service areas, Northshore Oncology Associates, serving St. Tammany and Washington Parishes, specifically the communities of Covington and Slidell and Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates, which services the Greater Baton Rouge area. For more information, please visit www.marybird.org.