Candlewood Suites Partners with Cancer Center

Working together to fight cancer in the local community


Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC has announced the formation of an exciting new community partnership in the fight against cancer.

“We are thrilled to inform the public that Candlewood Suites, a new business to the Houma community, will generously donate a portion of online bookings of designated rooms to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC,” said Melanie Rasmusson, the Cancer Center’s director.

Ten percent of the nightly rate will be donated to the Cancer Center when rooms are booked through

“Part of our corporate responsibility is to support other local businesses in our marketplace,” said Q Hotel Management Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jason Areng. “We are happy to partner with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC to help fight cancer in our local community.”

“Our community has a true giving spirit and we appreciate Candlewood Suites for partnering with us to support our mission of improving lives and lessening the burden of cancer,” said Phyllis Peoples, TGMC President and CEO.

Candlewood Suites is located at 737 Corporate Drive in Houma.


Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC provides the full spectrum of cancer care, from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship for those in the Bayou Region. Its services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, as well as patient navigation, clinical trials and free community screenings. The Center is nationally accredited with commendation and recognized for excellence in cancer care by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.