St. Francis de Sales students make donation to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC
The school recently presented a $3,000 donation
(Houma, La.) – St. Francis de Sales Cathedral School in Houma recently presented a $3,000 donation to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC. Students raised the funds through a coin drive in memory of teachers Connie Ghirardi and Connie Leonard.
All the proceeds raised through the coin drive will help provide free cancer screenings throughout the Bayou Region as well as patient support services and clinical research. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC offers free breast, prostate, skin, oral and colorectal cancer screenings to our local community throughout the year. In 2012, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC hosted 17 free screenings where more than 730 people were screened.
For more information on how you can get involved with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC, please call Amy Ponson, director of development, at (985) 851-8661.
Pictured: Amy Ponson, director of development for MBPCC at TGMC; Dale Leonard; Celeste Cancienne, assistant principal of St. Francis de Sales Elementary; Ben Cazayoux; Cullen Thibodaux; Sarah Curtis; Brenda Tanner, principal of St. Francis de Sales Elementary and Kevin Ghirardi, VP of support services at TGMC.
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.