Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Hosts Holiday Tree for Life Ceremony

Family, friends and supporters of cancer survivors invited to remember or honor loved ones.


(Houma, La.) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC invites family, friends and supporters to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones and thank caregivers at a special Tree for Life ceremony Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Cancer Center.

Honor your loved ones by dedicating an ornament that will be displayed on holiday trees at the Cancer Center during the month of December. Ornaments may be purchased at the front desk of the Center, or online at, with a minimum donation of $10.

“The Tree for Life Holiday Ceremony is such a beautiful way for patients, caregivers and community members to recognize a loved one by dedicating an ornament in his/her honor,” said Melanie Rasmusson, the Cancer Center’s director. “This event offers a unique way to make a donation, and a difference, during the season of giving.”

Explained Amy Ponson, director of development for the Cancer Center, “One hundred percent of the funds raised through Tree for Life will help support early detection and screening programs as well as the Cancer Center’s mission to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer in the Bayou Region.”

For more information about Tree for Life, please contact Amy Ponson at (985) 851-8661 or

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC is located at 8166 Main Street, Suite 201, 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.