Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center to Host Annual Live Well Delta Screening Event

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MONROE, La. – Mary Bird Perkins’ premier cancer screening event, Live Well Delta, returns to northeast Louisiana on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Monroe Civic Center (401 Lea Joyner Expressway). For the third consecutive year, residents from across the 12-parish Delta Region will have access to no-cost screenings for breast, colorectal, prostate and skin cancers.

In addition to cancer screenings, participants will have access to biometric screenings as well as other health education resources. Lunch will also be provided to those who receive a cancer screening. While appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a cancer screening, call (318) 414-9758 or visit

“Since it launched in 2022, Live Well Delta has been welcomed and well attended in the most rural part of Louisiana – that remains the case today,” said Myra Gatling-Akers, Delta regional manager, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “For many residents, this will be one of the only opportunities they have to conveniently access critical early detection services. We encourage them to take advantage. Our outreach team members are prepared to screen as many people as possible!”

Mary Bird Perkins’ dedicated Prevention on the Go team has conducted nearly 300 cancer screenings during the previous two Live Well Delta events. In both 2022 and 2023, most participants, many of whom were uninsured, reported either never receiving a cancer screening or delaying them for more than three years.

For more information about this event and other cancer screening opportunities in your community, please visit


About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is Louisiana’s largest cancer care organization and has been leading the fight against cancer for more than 50 years. Founded in Baton Rouge in 1971 by a group of community leaders, the Cancer Center now serves every region of Louisiana and communities across southwest Mississippi. With the most expansive team of highly-trained oncologists leveraging innovative therapies
and technologies, Mary Bird Perkins is offering the most personalized treatment options available in the Gulf South. The Cancer Center’s emphasis on community-based care allows patients to access these resources close to home. From early detection through our innovative Prevention on the Go screening and education program, to diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer, Mary Bird Perkins offers a wide array of individualized support services to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer. For more information, visit