Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Hosts Yoga Event to Benefit Local Cancer Patients

Second annual yoga event promises fun, exercise and relaxation for the whole family


Hammond, La. – Bring your yoga mats, appetite and zen as Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center hosts the second annual Geaux Yoga event on March 21 at Cate Square Park from 9 – 11 a.m.

The event will include a relaxing yoga class led by Downtown Yoga, food bites by Cate St. Seafood Station, fruit from Berry Town Produce, smoothies from Smoothie King and juice from The Big Squeezy. The event will offer something for all ages, including kids’ activities with Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, an information station with tips on healthy eating, chair massages from Geaux Chiro and a sun safety station with sunscreen. Additionally, Southeastern University cheerleaders and Roomie, the school’s mascot, will be visiting with attendees and taking pictures following the yoga class. Free breast and skin cancer screenings will be provided by the Cancer Center, and all proceeds benefit patients and support services in Hammond.

Erica Kelt, director of development for the Cancer Center, is passionate about the impact Geaux Yoga has on the community.

“With this event, we’re able to introduce people to yoga while raising funds to directly support local cancer patients and their families,” says Kelt.

Tickets for Geaux Yoga are $25 in advance and $35 day of, and a limited number of VIP spots are $100. Student tickets are available for $20 to anyone with a valid student ID. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Proceeds from Geaux Yoga will help transform cancer care by advancing prevention, research, survivorship, innovation, teamwork and patient assistance at the Cancer Center.

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 for a breast cancer screening at the event, please call (225) 215-1234.

For more information about the event, sponsorships, or to purchase tickets, please visit or contact Erica Kelt at (985) 276-6808 or


About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a regional cancer care organization that has been fighting cancer for almost 50 years. The cancer care organization provides care at nine centers in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Houma, Gonzales, Zachary and Natchez, Mississippi, and its service area encompasses southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi regions. For more information, please visit