Cancer Center Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Bob and Bev Jones named 2017 Anna B. Lipsey Volunteer Service Award Recipients


(Baton Rouge, La.) Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center recently hosted its annual volunteer appreciation luncheon and celebrated the spirit of giving back by recognizing its volunteers, including the Anna B. Lipsey Volunteer Service Award recipients, Bob and Bev Jones.

Susan and Richard Lipsey hosted the luncheon at the Baton Rouge Country Club, Tuesday, May 9, and presented the Anna B. Lipsey Memorial Volunteer Service Award, which is given in honor of Richard’s mother. Bob and Bev Jones have volunteered at the Cancer Center for more than 30 years combined. During this time, the couple’s service has been far reaching, offering assistance and compassion to patients and team members alike.

Richard Lipsey thanked the Joneses and the other volunteers for being impactful members of the Cancer Center community. “Volunteers help make the Cancer Center what it is,” said Lipsey. “The smiles on their faces, their greetings, their warmth. You can truly see their impact on patients.”

On receiving the honor, Bev Jones simply said, “When I was told I was being honored with this award, I didn’t think I deserved it because when I leave the Cancer Center every Wednesday, I have gotten a lot more than I have given.”

Anna B. Lipsey was a founder of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and served as secretary-treasurer of the Board of Directors from 1968 until shortly before her death in 1985. The Anna B. Lipsey Memorial Volunteer Service Award, established in 1986, is presented each year to the volunteer(s) who best exemplifies the volunteer spirit and dedication for which Lipsey was known.


About Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center
As a regional destination for cancer care, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offers the most advance technology and services provided by a dedicated team of nationally-recognized oncology experts. The Cancer Center provides best-practice, comprehensive care at every stage of the cancer journey, including disease site-specific multidisciplinary care teams, a robust clinical research program, extensive supportive care services and is the only facility in the Gulf South with the revolutionary Leksell Gamma Knife®Icon™. As a nonprofit organization, donor generosity is essential to sustaining the mission of improving survivorship and lessening the burden of cancer for so many throughout Southeast Louisiana and beyond. For more information on the Cancer Center, and how you can become involved, please visit