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2012 COMMUNITY REPORT


Message from the Center Director 2012 was truly a year of growth for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC. Following the grand opening of our new state-ofthe-art facility in October 2011, staff members worked tirelessly to make sure patients were comfortable in their new surroundings. Several services were added or expanded, including new treatment techniques, a patient navigation program, clinical trials and more. Through all of these changes, we used both our mission and the cancer continuum as our guide. According to the National Cancer Institute, the cancer continuum defines a patient’s treatment journey by highlighting the most important milestones they may face. These include prevention and early detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and palliative care. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC is proud to provide our patients and the Bayou Region community with resources that help in every step along the cancer continuum. From free screenings to a dedicated Supportive Care Services team, we offer patients a comprehensive treatment experience that addresses their specific needs. CLARKE CURRIE

Patients can be confident in this experience, as Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC was granted a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation this year from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Receiving this accreditation reaffirms that our community has an exceptional cancer care program right here, close to home. Throughout the pages of our 2012 Community Report, you will see the progress made across the entire cancer continuum. You will also see how the incredible generosity of our community is helping to advance our mission to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer. On behalf of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC and its staff, I thank you for your help in the fight against cancer and look forward to the progress I know we will continue to make in the future.

Clarke Currie, Oncology Services Director Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC

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PALLIATIVE CARE SURVIVORSHIP TREATMENT DIAGNOSIS EARLY DETECTION CANCER CONTINUUM:

Our mission is to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer. We provide the continuum of cancer care, from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and palliative care.

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PALLIATIVE CARE

EARLY DETECTION Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC is committed to meeting the needs of our community.

SURVIVORSHIP

With our mobile medical clinic, the Early Bird, we provide cancer screenings, educational outreach programs and other resources at no cost to those in need. In 2012, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC provided 17 screening events with 738 people being screened. From those screenings, 74 were navigated as a result of abnormal findings, and three were diagnosed with cancer. In addition, more than 1,000 people were

EARLY DETECTION CANCER CONTINUUM: 4

738 total participants were screened in 2012 for breast, colorectal, prostate and skin cancers at 17 different screening events offered.

2012 SCREENING PARTICIPANTS

DIAGNOSIS

TREATMENT

reached at eight educational events where cancer information was shared.

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PALLIATIVE CARE SURVIVORSHIP TREATMENT DIAGNOSIS EARLY DETECTION

DIAGNOSIS newly diagnosed patients. That’s why we introduced our patient navigation program in 2012. Serving as an essential link between patients and all care providers at the Center, our navigator guides patients through their treatment and helps them understand their diagnosis, options and resources available, as well as eliminate barriers to their care.

CANCER CONTINUUM:

The world of cancer care can often be confusing for

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PALLIATIVE CARE SURVIVORSHIP TREATMENT DIAGNOSIS

TREATMENT Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC gives residents of the Bayou Region access to the

EARLY DETECTION

most advanced cancer-fighting technology available. In 2012, our treatment techniques were expanded to include VMAT (volumetric modulated arc therapy) on the Elekta Infinity™. This treatment technique delivers high doses of radiation to the tumor while minimizing the effects on surrounding healthy tissues. VMAT can also shorten treatment time. For our patients, this means increased comfort and improved accuracy. Our physicians also offer many clinical trials, including brain, breast, colorectal, head and neck, kidney, lung, melanoma, pancreas and prostate cancer studies. Each trial seeks to answer CANCER CONTINUUM:

scientific questions and to discover better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

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These are just two of the many ways Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC stays on the forefront of leading-edge care for our patients.


PALLIATIVE CARE SURVIVORSHIP TREATMENT DIAGNOSIS EARLY DETECTION

Our advanced practice board-certified nurse clinical oncology patients and their medical team to formulate a comprehensive plan of care – from health education, promotion and maintenance to rehabilitation and palliative care. Her role is to improve quality of life for patients as they battle cancer.

CANCER CONTINUUM:

practitioner collaborates with hematology and

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PALLIATIVE CARE SURVIVORSHIP TREATMENT DIAGNOSIS EARLY DETECTION CANCER CONTINUUM: 8

SURVIVORSHIP Celebrating Life Anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life – is considered a cancer survivor, according to the National Cancer Institute. In the United States, we have nearly 12 million cancer survivors. The Center celebrated local survivors with a luncheon in recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day. More than 50 survivors and their guests attended the annual event in June. “We are thrilled to celebrate life with all of our survivors and look forward to bringing hope and survivorship to more cancer survivors throughout the Bayou Region,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO of TGMC.

Support Groups & Services BOSOM BUDDIES SUPPORT GROUP A monthly support group for breast cancer survivors that is held in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC’s first floor conference room. Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is provided every other month. For more information, call (985) 850-6308. NOSOTROS ~ 10 STEPS TO RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP This support group is for all cancer patients and their families. Led by Oncologist Dr. Raul Doria, it is held in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC’s first floor conference room. Meets the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. For more information, call (985) 857-8093. LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER ® A service provided by the American Cancer Society that offers makeovers, led by licensed cosmetologists, for all cancer patients. Held in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC’s first floor conference room. Available during the months of January, March, May, July, September and November. For more information, call (985) 851-5744. CAMP BLUEBIRD An adult camp that allows cancer patients to enjoy various fun activities with other campers. Held annually in October. For more information, call (985) 850-6308. BEAUTIFUL YOU Beautiful You is a place where patients get to choose from a wide selection of wigs, hats, scarves and more – all free of charge. Beauty consultant Lisa Robicheaux is available to offer patients tips on makeup and alternate hairstyles, as well as support and encouragement. For more information, call (985) 850-6308.


Staff members from Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in October at Nicholls State University. Race participants were treated to giveaways and early detection information. Survivors had the opportunity to take photos with their friends and family in a photo booth under the team’s tent. LADIES NIGHT OUT The 6th Annual Ladies Night Out cancer fundraising gala was held in March at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center. Proceeds from the gala go toward the purchase of care items and services for patients such as blankets, nutritional supplements, transportation and more. The 2012 event raised nearly $60,000, including $12,000 raised through Brooke Haydel and Haydel Dermatology’s Annual Raffle. LOVE LIGHTS A TREE Each December, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC partners with the American Cancer Society to host Love Lights a Tree, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the TGMC Medical Atrium Auditorium to honor and memorialize all those who have survived or those who may have lost their lives to cancer.

PALLIATIVE CARE SURVIVORSHIP TREATMENT

KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE

DIAGNOSIS

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life was held in April at the HoumaTerrebonne Civic Center. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC, along with six TGMC teams, raised nearly $20,000.

EARLY DETECTION

RELAY FOR LIFE

CANCER CONTINUUM:

2012 Event Sponsorships

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PALLIATIVE CARE SURVIVORSHIP TREATMENT DIAGNOSIS EARLY DETECTION

PALLIATIVE CARE Dealing with a serious illness can be very confusing and stressful. That’s why Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC has a dedicated Supportive Care

CANCER CONTINUUM:

Services team to help our patients and their families better understand their

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options and other concerns. Composed of doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, counselors, chaplains, registered dietitians, pharmacists and rehabilitation specialists, the Supportive Care Services team works together with a palliative care specialist to offer support. The goal of palliative care is to improve patients’ quality of life by helping them better manage the symptoms they are experiencing.


REVENUE SOURCES FOR MARY BIRD PERKINS CANCER

TOTAL:

GRANTS $84,491

$263,911.62

CLINICAL RESEARCH $17,372

MAKE A DIFFERENCE COMMUNITY SUPPORT:

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS $163,049

GRANTS

FUNDRAISING

CENTER AT TGMC IN 2012

In 2012, three main sources of revenue helped support our mission to provide patient support, education, early detection, research and patient care.

GOLF & TASTE

Providing services across the cancer continuum wouldn’t be possible without the incredible generosity of our community. Many individuals, groups, schools and businesses made donations and hosted a variety of events to support our mission in 2012. We are grateful for your support and thank you for your dedication in the local fight against cancer!

GEAUX PINK

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE GOLF & TASTE

Grant Support SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE In 2012, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC continued its partnership with the Bayou Region Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure by supporting the Race for the Cure and other area events that focused on the fight against breast cancer. The Bayou Region Affiliate supports free breast screenings and follow-up care in our community for uninsured and under-insured adults.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT:

GRANTS

FUNDRAISING

GEAUX PINK

THE GHEENS FOUNDATION, INC.

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Located in Louisville, Kentucky, The Gheens Foundation – established to continue the legacy of Edwin and Mary Jo Gheens – has generously ensured that the residents of the Bayou Region have access to the very latest imaging, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) treatment technologies so patients do not have to travel away from home for state-of-the-art daily treatment.

UNITED WAY FOR SOUTH LOUISIANA Cancer treatment affects patients emotionally, medically and financially. In 2012, a grant from United Way for South Louisiana helped ensure that approximately 80 patients had fewer barriers to treatment. The grant also helped 31 uninsured and/or under-insured women received a free breast screening in their home community.


The 6th Annual Grand Isle Ladies Fishing Rodeo was held in October at Bridge Side Marina. Participants weighed in more than 300 fish in 14 categories. The weekend also featured door prizes, raffles, live auctions and a dance on Saturday night. The event raised $5,000 for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

GRAND ISLE FISHING RODEO

GOLF & TASTE

Fundraising Events

Photo (bottom): Dr. Raul Doria, MBPCC at TGMC oncologist, with Janabeth Daigle, owner of Le Bijou Salon and Day Spa, Shannon Russo, owner of Girl Friday, Sherri Roach, financial advisor for Morgan Stanley, and Ernest Ellender, owner of Evolution Training.

Evolution Training and Girl Friday hosted the 1st Annual Stache Bash in November. The event was held in recognition of “Movember” to help raise awareness about prostate cancer and men’s health. Stache Bash featured beer tasting, games and more. The event raised $500 for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC.

FUNDRAISING

Photo (top): Members of the Grand Isle Ladies Fishing Rodeo Development Team.

GRANTS

STACHE BASH

COMMUNITY SUPPORT:

The 1st Annual Guys Save 2nd Base Poker Tournament benefiting Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC was held in October in honor of Janabeth “JB” Daigle. The event was hosted by Evolution Training, Girl Friday and Le Bijou Salon and Day Spa. The event raised $1,000 for the Center.

GEAUX PINK

GUYS SAVE 2ND BASE POKER TOURNAMENT

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE GOLF & TASTE GEAUX PINK FUNDRAISING GRANTS COMMUNITY SUPPORT: 14

We challenged the Bayou Region to Geaux Pink and help us raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. Nearly $15,000 was raised through the Geaux Pink program to support cancer awareness, early detection and screening programs in the Bayou Region.


531 Liberty Street Café Apricot Lane

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

Bellissima Salon and Spa Chick-Fil-A of Houma Chili’s of Houma Coley’s Café Courtyard by Marriott East Houma Elementary

GOLF & TASTE

Brooke’s Sno-World

Express Glass Fleur De Lis Treasures Greater Israel Baptist Church Haydel Dermatology Hooters

GEAUX PINK

Ellender Memorial High School

Evolution Training and Girl Friday Jones and Collins Family Reunion La Casa Del Sol Legends Maria Immacolata Catholic School Morning Star Baptist Church

FUNDRAISING

Indigo Boutique

Plantation Inn Point of Vue Raising Cane’s

GRANTS

Mulberry Elementary

Something Blue Bridal Southdown Elementary School Sunburst Media TARC Vandebilt Catholic High School

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South Terrebonne High School

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE GOLF & TASTE GEAUX PINK FUNDRAISING GRANTS COMMUNITY SUPPORT: 16

Houma’s only professional golf tournament! The 2012 Mary Bird Perkins at TGMC Fakiér Open featured a fun-filled week of golf, food, entertainment and more – all for a great cause.

2011 marked the first year the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series partnered with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC. In 2012, Fakiér Jewelers became the title sponsor, and the Mary Bird Perkins at TGMC Fakiér Open was born. “Having a partner like Fakiér is important for this type of event,” said Amy Ponson, director of development, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC. “The tournament is about raising awareness and funds for the Center’s mission. Fakiér believes in the mission, and together we plan to make a difference in the Bayou Region.” The Taste of the Tournament Par-Tee and Auction, Pro-Am and professional golf tournament took place in April at Ellendale Country Club in Houma. Proceeds benefited Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC.


COMMUNITY SUPPORT:

GRANTS

FUNDRAISING

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

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GEAUX PINK

GOLF & TASTE

MAKE A DIFFERENCE


MAKE A DIFFERENCE GOLF & TASTE GEAUX PINK FUNDRAISING

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? VOLUNTEERISM, FUNDRAISING, GIVING & MORE!

We have many ways that you can get involved to help fight cancer with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC. WAYS TO GIVE

VOLUNTEER & FUNDRAISE

HEART OF A HERO:

HOST AN EVENT:

Who are the heroes in your life? Giving to Heart of a Hero in honor or in memory of someone who has made a difference in your life or the life of a family member or friend is a wonderful way to say “thanks.”

Help us make new friends by hosting an in-home reception or community event fundraiser. We will work with you to create an exciting event idea.

FIGHT CANCER CAMPAIGN: Supporting our annual fund helps sustain our life-saving work of early detection and outreach services as well as cancer research and education.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT:

GRANTS

SIGNATURE EVENTS:

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Corporate sponsorships, restaurant participation, ticket purchases and volunteer participation are just some of the ways you can be involved in our signature events, such as the Mary Bird Perkins at TGMC Fakiér Open and the Taste of the Tournament.

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME AT OUR CENTER: Center volunteers assist in the reception areas, provide clerical and basic computer support and offer that caring and compassionate “personal touch” for our patients. Volunteer opportunities are also available for community cancer screenings.

CAUSE MARKETING: Establish a partnership with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC to raise awareness and funds through your product, service or business.

For more information, call Amy Ponson, director of development for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC, at (985) 851-8661.


2012 marked the first year of our Fight Cancer Campaign, which supports our annual fund and mission to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer. With your help, we are able to sustain our life-saving work of early detection and outreach services, such as free cancer screenings for those in need. Thank you! 2012 DONORS

CANCER CAMPAIGN

Andrée Alexander Business First Bank Conrad’s Family Foundation Ms. June Davis Mr. Len Fontaine, Jr. HTV 10

Dr. Richard Haydel Mr. and Mrs. Don and Dee Hingle Mr. Linwood Liner Dr. Jeffrey and Jody Long Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Saadi Wal-Mart - Houma

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A STORY OF HOPE “I never felt like just a name on a folder. They treat you like family at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC.” When I was told I had breast cancer, I thought, what’s my son going to do without me? I am so thankful I chose Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC for my cancer treatment. I had surgery and chemotherapy. Everyone there was with me every step of the way.

VALERIE MANNS Cancer Survivor, Houma

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