Moving Through Survivorship

Cancer survivor walking group participates in Spring Sprint 5k


(Gonzales, La.) Ascension Parish cancer survivors are demonstrating that individuals can live healthy, active lives following a cancer diagnosis. Members of a walking group, organized by the THRIVE survivorship program at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales, recently participated in the First Annual Ascension Chamber Spring Sprint 5k.

All cancer survivors and their friends and family members are invited to join the walking group, which meets every Thursday from 9 – 10 a.m. at Jambalaya Park. The running group is just one of the many survivorship programs offered by Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales. All Ascension Parish cancer survivors are eligible to participate in the THRIVE program at no cost, thanks to the generosity of the Gonzales Area Foundation.

For more information, contact Rachel Mumphrey, survivorship coordinator, at (225) 644-1205.


Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a regional cancer care organization that has been fighting cancer for more than 40 years. With five centers in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Houma and Gonzales, its service area encompasses 18 parishes across southeast Louisiana. For more information, please visit