Roux for a Reason Donates $40,000 to Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center

(Houma, La.) Board members of Roux for a Reason Gumbo Cook-Off donated $40,000 to Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center to help fund free early detection cancer screenings and make cancer care more accessible for the community.

The second annual Roux for a Reason was held on March 24, 2018 in downtown Houma where over 40 teams competed for top honors for their gumbo. Over 500 supported the day-long event.


Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center offers free cancer screenings to the community through the use of their Early Bird Mobile Unit. In 2017, Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center held 40 free screening events, screening over 770 people. Of those screened, 84 people were seen for further care due to abnormal findings and 7 were diagnosed with cancer. These screenings are made possible by the generous support of donors like Roux for a Reason.

Roux for a Reason was founded by Ben Levy and Ben Floyd in honor of their fathers, Mr. Bernard Levy and Dr. John C. Floyd of Houma, Louisiana.

Learn more about Roux for a Reason by visiting their website.

Back Row (pictured left to right): Rhonda Alfred, TGMC Marketing Director, Ben Floyd, Chris Chiasson, Brett Means, Michael Meche, Brett Monnier
Front row (pictured left to right): Diane Yeates, TGMC Chief Operating Officer, Nick Gregory, Phyllis Peoples, TGMC President & CEO, John Breaux, Ben Levy, William Bordelon, Blake Floyd and Ethan Bush, MBP, VP of Development
Not Pictured: Jonathan Morris


About Terrebonne General Medical Center
Terrebonne General Medical Center, an award winning and nationally recognized healthcare organization, has built a reputation based on quality and its initiatives to strengthen the health and wellness of the community. The medical center is a non-profit acute care facility whose mission is to provide exceptional healthcare with compassion. TGMC offers a complete range of services such as the Accredited Chest Pain Center which was recognized by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPS) and US News and World Report for its world-class cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, a comprehensive Women’s Health Center internationally recognized with top honors as a designated Baby Friendly USA™ hospital- the gold standard in maternity care, outpatient services, surgery center, emergency care services and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC which is nationally accredited with commendation for excellence in cancer care by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) – the gold standard for community-based cancer care.  Additionally, TGMC provides the Healthy Lifestyles Center, which offers the Community Sports Institute, Health and Sports Performance, Wellness for Life, Workout 360, Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation, Diabetes Management and Weight Management.   TGMC is also designated as a Level One Hospital WellSpot Louisiana facility, and received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Joint Commission.  Most recently TGMC has been chosen as a 2016 Women’s Choice Award recipient as an America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics and a 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. For more information on TGMC’s services, please visit