Rubicon gift to impact all areas of cancer care
(Geismar, LA) Rubicon LLC, a chemical manufacturer located in Geismar, LA and 25-year supporter of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, has reached a cumulative giving total of $1 million. These funds contributed to the Cancer Center have been generated through a number of initiatives including an annual golf tournament and employee giving. The dollars raised have provided funding for the organization’s prevention, research, survivorship, innovation, teamwork and patient assistance programs.
“Everyone is touched by cancer and some of our employees have experienced the disease firsthand or had friends or family members diagnosed; it’s a challenging disease in so many ways,” said Mark Dearman, general manager of Rubicon and Huntsman Americas senior operations director.
“The fight against cancer is a shared endeavor that works best when the community unites around the cause – co-workers, friends and neighbors working together to expand preventative services, treatments and other resources for as many people as possible.”
Rubicon’s annual golf tournament has engaged the company’s employees and vendors from around the country, raising almost $100,000 annually. And through a yearly workplace giving program, a number of the company’s employees contribute personally, raising thousands of dollars since its inception.
“Rubicon and its employees and partners have impacted thousands of patients through their generosity and volunteerism,” said Todd Stevens, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center president and CEO. He continued, “Rubicon’s support is vital to ensuring that we are able to serve the many needs of cancer patients and their families. We appreciate Rubicon’s efforts and hope it inspires others to join us in our fight to do more for the thousands of people in Louisiana touched by this disease.”
Key 2018 sponsors for the Rubicon Annual Charity Golf Tournament include Gold Sponsor – Brock Services, Silver Sponsors – Air Products; Cajun Industries, LLC; Heniff Transportation Systems, LLC; HydroChemPSC; RJ Daigle and Sons; OxyChem and Turner Industries, Hole in One Sponsor – Price Leblanc and Cart Sponsor – Ascension Golf Carts.
One-hundred percent of funds contributed to the Cancer Center stay local to benefit patient care. For information on corporate or individual giving opportunities, please call (225) 215-1248.
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a regional cancer care organization that has been fighting cancer for more than 40 years. With five centers in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Houma and Gonzales, its service area encompasses 18 parishes across southeast Louisiana. For more information, please visit www.marybird.org.