Baton Rouge, La. – Performance Contractors, Inc. recently presented a check of more than $207,000 to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital to help patients continue to receive the highest quality of care. The two organizations will split the funds evenly.
Over the past year, Performance Contractors raised the funds through the organization’s new Performance Strong employee giving campaign. More than 1,000 employees from throughout Louisiana raised $103,876 for the two organizations. Performance Contractors matched all individual contributions dollar for dollar bringing the total donation to $207,753.
“As part of our commitment to be good corporate citizens, Performance Contractors is proud to partner with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in helping patients receive the best care possible,” said Art Favre, president, Performance Contractors and president, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center board of directors. “We couldn’t be more proud to see our employees help build better communities. Our team is committed to making a lasting impact in the areas where our associates and customers call home.”
All proceeds raised through the drive for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center will support key supportive services for cancer patients and their families, such as patient navigation and prevention and early detection, which is important in catching cancer early or stopping it before it starts. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center provides patients with comprehensive resources to fight cancer, significantly funded by community contributions.
Funds raised for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital will support lifesaving pediatric programs such as intensive care, surgery, emergency/trauma, child life, hematology/oncology and the pediatric development and therapy center. For the past 70 years, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital has served as a beacon of hope and healing for children and families from across Louisiana. In 2019, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital opened a new state-of-the-art facility that will assist in improving the lives of Louisiana’s children for years to come.
About Performance Contractors
Performance Contractors, Inc. was founded in December 1979 to provide the Gulf South with world-class industrial construction, pipe fabrication, modular fabrication, maintenance, and contractor services. Performance has grown rapidly since then, now serving clients nationally with more than 8,000 employees across the country. Clients work with Performance because of its commitment to safety and excellence in all areas.
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 www.marybird.org.
About Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital
Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, located at 8300 Constantin Boulevard in Baton Rouge, is Louisiana’s fastest growing children’s hospital treating more than 100,000 patients annually from across Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The 93-bed hospital is the only healthcare provider in the Baton Rouge area that provides a full range of pediatric services ranging from a 24/7 pediatric emergency room to a team of more than 100 pediatricians and 80 pediatric specialists. For more information, visit ololchildrens.org.