Cancer Center’s Annual Fest for Life Event Rescheduled for May 5

(Baton Rouge, La.) Due to severe weather last week, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s Fest for Life has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Bon Carrè Business Center, 7359 Florida Blvd.

Fest for Life will offer free cancer screenings, door prizes and a children’s activity. Cancer screenings include colorectal, breast, prostate, skin and oral cavity. Blood pressure and glucose screenings will also be available. All screenings are available to those who have not been screened for cancer in the past 12 months. Appointments are required for breast cancer screenings only.

To make an appointment, please call (225) 215-1234 or (888) 616-4687. For additional information about this event and other upcoming screenings, please visit


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™. The American College of Surgeons has named the Cancer Center a recipient of its prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award for three consecutive survey cycles. 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