PERSPECTIVE News for Friends of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Available Online at www.marybird.org
Successful Capital Campaign Brings New Technology and Academic Partnership with LSU “The TomoTherapy Hi-Art System® promises to transform the future of cancer treatment,” said Todd Stevens, Mary Bird Perkins’ president and CEO, of the Center’s latest tool in its arsenal of cancer-fighting technologies. The Center’s recent acquisition of this innovative, state of the art radiation treatment technology is the result of a successful Capital Campaign entitled “Whatever It Takes.” The community was asked to partner with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center by matching the Center’s $2 million investment to bring TomoTherapy to the residents of southeast An evening of celebration was held to dedicate TomoTherapy. Doctors and physicists gather with capital campaign co-chairs in front of the TomoTherapy Louisiana. The campaign also machine. Pictured (l to r) are Drs. Johnson, Gibbons, Lo, Henkelmann, Levine, helped to fund an academic Fields, King, Hogstrom and Boyd, Louis Curet and John Barton, Jr. partnership with Louisiana State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. To outcome of this campaign. “We are grateful to Mr. date, generous donors have given $2,065,146, Barton and Mr. Curet for doing ‘Whatever It Takes’ to bring TomoTherapy to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer exceeding the $2 million goal. Center,” said Campbell. “This leading-edge treatment J.H. Campbell, Jr., chairman, Mary Bird Perkins technology was recently reported in The Wall Street Board of Directors, credits the generosity of the Journal as offering hope to patients once considered community and dedication of Campaign Co-chairs untreatable. Thanks to the incredible leadership of John John W. Barton, Jr. and Louis, along with hundreds of steadfast supporters, and Louis D. Curet this hope has been brought to our own back yard.” for the successful Continued on Page 4.
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Annual Giving from Community to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Breaks Record The community made gifts totaling $697,218 to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center during the Center’s 2004 Annual Giving Campaign. Exceeding the campaign goal, 2004 giving represents an increase of 16 percent over 2003 and sets a new annual giving record for the Center. Gifts from the community help fund the C.A.R.E. Network which was established to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in southeast Louisiana and to improve the quality of life for those affected by cancer. Annual giving also helps the Center provide cancer care for all, regardless of ability to pay. Early in the year, campaign leaders set an ambitious goal of $685,000 despite the fact that the Center was concurrently launching a capital campaign with a $2 million goal. Though a successful capital campaign was critical to fund TomoTherapy and the academic research partnership with LSU, the Annual Giving Campaign Cabinet recognized that the Center’s C.A.R.E. Network depends on annual support to expand its reach to patients and the community. Bill Peters of Peters Financial Services, LLC served as campaign chairman. Ironically, as the campaign kicked off, Peters received his own cancer diagnosis. “One in three people in our state will receive a diagnosis of cancer during their lifetime. For men, it is one out of every two,” said Peters. “The statistic became a reality for me in May of 2004 when I found out I had prostate cancer. Because of early detection and access to quality health care, I am now cancer free. Some of our neighbors are not so fortunate.” Peters applauded the C.A.R.E. Network’s early detection platform and acknowledged its critical, lifesaving role in the fight against cancer, “What if I didn’t know what a screening was and that I needed one?” he questioned.
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Bill Peters, chairman of the 2004 Annual Giving Campaign, and members of the campaign cabinet present a check for $697,218 to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Accepting on behalf of the Center are Ann Wilkinson and Lynn Weill. Pictured (l to r) are Jerry Vascocu, Bob Greer, Jim McIlwain, Wilkinson, Glenda Chambers, Peters, Owen Cope, Weill, Paul Thompson, JoAnn Templet, Greg Scott and Frank McArthur.
“What if I couldn’t afford to get a screening even if I knew I should? Finding out I had cancer really brought home to me exactly what early detection – just one of the components of Mary Bird Perkins’ C.A.R.E. Network – is all about,” Peters said. The C.A.R.E. Network provided cancer screenings to more than 3,000 people in 2004.
are our patients and our community.” Joining Peters on the 2004 Annual Giving Campaign Cabinet were Glenda Chambers, Owen Cope, Bob Greer, Lee Griffin, C. J. Ladner, Bart Leader, Frank McArthur, Jim McIlwain, Charlotte Ray, Greg Scott, JoAnn Templet, Paul Thompson, Frank Vallot, Jerry Vascocu and Maurer van Voorthuysen.
Ann Wilkinson, annual giving program director, Mary Bird Perkins, said, “While many nonprofits have reported decreased donations, annual giving to the Center continues to grow. We are grateful for a broad base of community support.” Wilkinson praised the generosity of the Center’s donors as well as the commitment of the volunteer leadership and the 77 volunteers who assisted with the campaign across the Center’s 15-parish region, “Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center depends on its volunteers to share with the people in the communities it serves the story of this remarkable facility. The beneficiaries
Randy Waesche, Maurer van Voorthuysen and Marty Mayer enjoy the Annual Giving Campaign Northshore Wrap-up Party with June Mumme, development director, Hammond/Northshore.
Mary Bird Perkins Establishes Foundation On Tuesday, November 30, 2004, at its last quarterly meeting, the Board of Directors of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center approved the establishment of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation to manage and oversee the growth of the endowment. “The Board believes that the creation of a separate ‘entity’ will greatly enhance its ability to provide for the future prosperity of the Center, building long-term financial security that will help the Center continue the important work it is doing to positively impact the lives of cancer patients and their loved ones for many decades to come,” said J.H. “Jay” Campbell, Jr., chairman, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors. In 1995, the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Trust for Endowment and Investment was created to build a permanent endowment for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Since 1998, the endowment has grown from virtually nothing to its present holdings of over $1.85 million. The grand total, counting expectancies, currently stands at approximately $2.8 million. The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation was chartered January 1, 2005. Contributions and/or planned gifts for the endowment may be made to this entity beginning immediately. Mary Bird Perkins will transfer the balance of the current boarddesignated “Endowment Fund” into the Foundation. The Foundation – a 501(c)(3) organization and a wholly owned subsidiary of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center – will be overseen by a newly created Board of Directors comprised of no fewer than six, and no more than nine individuals, who will be responsible for overseeing the investment, management and growth of the endowment. The initial Nominating Committee for this new Board will consist of the current and the immediate past two chairmen of the Board of Trust for Endowment and Investment.
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Todd Stevens, president and CEO On January 18th, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center hosted a celebration to thank the many generous donors who raised over $2 million to bring TomoTherapy and an innovative academic partnership with LSU to southeast Louisiana. Doing so would not have been possible without the groundswell of support from a community committed to saving lives through leading-edge technology, innovative research and compassionate care. As mentioned elsewhere in this edition of Perkins Perspective, this lifesaving technology was recently referenced in The Wall Street Journal (11/30/04) in an article entitled “Treating Untreatable Cancers,” which highlighted new techniques that are allowing doctors to treat previously untreatable cancers-offering new hope to cancer patients. TomoTherapy, currently only available at 20 places in the United States, was one of the techniques highlighted. Mary Bird Perkins began treating patients with TomoTherapy in January 2005. While TomoTherapy is also available in Shreveport, outside of Louisiana patients would have to travel as far as Houston, Texas or Tallahassee, Florida to find this treatment. In addition, the Center was one of a few sites selected to serve as a Center of Excellence for TomoTherapy-related research. This will be done through the joint venture between Mary Bird Perkins and the LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy, which will open up vital new areas of research. On behalf of the untold numbers of cancer patients who will benefit from this technology, the Center thanks you. Another community fund-raising endeavor essential to the mission of the Center is the 15-year old annual golf tournament. This year’s Sprint Open presented by Associated Food Stores and LEMIC Insurance Company, includes the city’s only professional tournament – the Tight Lies Tour from April 14-17. This is the third consecutive year the Tour is making a stop in Baton Rouge as part of the Center’s golf tournament activities. Please join us at The University Club and show your support for these professionals and watch some amazing golf. Admission to all four days of the pro tournament is free to the public. Proceeds from sponsorships of the Sprint Open go directly to the Center’s C.A.R.E. Network of patient services and community outreach programs, ensuring that the Center is constantly providing critical services to meet the many needs of cancer patients and the general public. Thanks to your valuable support, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is able to meet the needs of the community at large. The powerful elements you have helped us fuse together enable the Center to provide patients, regardless of their ability to pay, with the best cancer care available. This combination offers over 125 combined years of physician experience in radiation oncology, a highly skilled staff, leading-edge technology, an innovative research partnership with the LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy and aggressive and effective community outreach and education programs. On their own, these elements are certainly potent, but together, they create a formidable force in the fight against cancer. Thank you.
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Capital Campaign Continued... TomoTherapy is a new radiation system that combines treatment planning, patient positioning and treatment delivery to treat a wide variety of cancers. It precisely treats small or very large areas of the body, as well as multiple areas of the body in a single integrated fashion. TomoTherapy accurately delivers the planned dose to the targeted area, minimizing radiation to surrounding healthy tissue. It allows doctors to take a CT scan just before each treatment to verify the position of the treatment area and adjust the patient as necessary. Mary Bird Perkins was selected by the makers of TomoTherapy to serve as a Center of Excellence, developing new clinical protocols for radiation therapy and advancing research and development of the Hi-Art system. The joint venture between the Center and LSU will open up new areas of vital research and ultimately help cancer patients, not only in Louisiana, but around the world. In addition, a portion of the capital campaign funds were earmarked for an endowed chair in medical physics. This chair will be important not only to the research, but also in elevating the national stature of the LSU graduate physics program. Kenneth Hogstrom, Ph.D., former director of the graduate medical physics program for the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and currently Mary Bird Perkins’ chief of physics and director of LSU’s medical physics program, will lead the research effort. “The TomoTherapy system, resulting from community contributions, opens our community to benefit from the latest in image-guided radiation therapy equipment,” said Hogstrom. Citing physicist Albert Einstein who said ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge,’ Hogstrom credited everyone who participated in the campaign for showing their imagination and vision for the future of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Please contact Lynn Weill, chief development officer, if you are interested in being a part of this incredible community coalescence. Gifts and pledges are still being accepted in order to reach the campaign’s stretch goal of $2.5 million. 4 Perkins Perspective
Community Celebrates Outstanding Campaign The atmosphere was jubilant on the evening of January 18th as generous community members, along with Mary Bird Perkins medical staff, employees, board members and campaign volunteers, gathered at the Center to celebrate the community’s achievement of reaching and exceeding its $2 million goal for the “Whatever It Takes” Capital Campaign, making possible the acquisition of TomoTherapy and the Center’s research partnership with LSU. Campaign leaders lauded these two extraordinary initiatives and applauded the many supporters. “Mary Bird Perkins medical staff, employees, board members and campaign volunteers were the first to be asked to contribute to the fundraising effort and there was 100% participation almost immediately,” said Campaign Cochair John Barton. Co-chair Louis Curet said, “I feel honored and privileged to have the opportunity to help Mary Bird Perkins move to a new level of radiation treatment by raising funds to bring TomoTherapy to this community.” Chairman of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Board of Directors, Joseph H. “Jay” Campbell, Jr. noted that this was the Center’s first capital campaign in 14 years and praised the Center’s foresight in moving forward with this effort. Board Member Emeritus, Kevin Reilly, Jr., whose family came forward to make the lead gift of the campaign, shared his feelings about what the equipment and partnership mean in terms of new hope for patients. Tours of the Center were offered in conjunction with the evening’s program.
Todd Stevens, Mayor Kip Holden, Jay Campbell and Dr. John Gibbons gather in front of the new TomoTherapy equipment.
The Sprint Open: Six Days of Golf-Filled Fun Baton Rouge’s premier golf event – the Sprint Open presented by Associated Food Stores and LEMIC Insurance Company – will take place April 12-17 at The University Club in Baton Rouge and will offer six days of exciting activities for all ages. The highlight of the tournament includes the city’s only professional golf tournament – the fourday Tight Lies Tour. “The Center is excited to welcome Sprint as the new title sponsor of this year’s tournament,” said Todd Stevens, president and CEO, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “By increasing their commitment from sponsorship of The Taste of Louisiana last year to sponsorship of the entire tournament this year, Sprint has clearly shown its dedication to helping win the fight against cancer in southeast Louisiana.” Sprint’s community dedication is evident. “This is a great fit for us – a high profile event for a great cause,” said Brad Supple, marketing director for Gulf Coast Wireless, a local affiliate of Sprint who serves as this year’s vicechair of the Golf Organizing Committee. “We try to keep our donations in the community. It’s our way of giving back.” The fun begins on Tuesday, April 12th when The First Tee of Louisiana presents The Taste of Louisiana. This event features award winning cuisine by more than a dozen area restaurants and caterers, as well as live and silent auctions showcasing many fantastic items for the enjoyment of tournament sponsors and their guests.
Wednesday, April 13th, starts the WAFB Pro-Am, benefiting Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. The Pro-Am is a four-man shamble format with three amateur golfers and a Tight Lies Tour pro per team. There will also be hole and putting contests for which prizes will be awarded. On Thursday, April 14th, professional tournament play will begin for the Tight Lies pros. The pro tournament starts Thursday and ends Sunday. The field will be cut on Friday at the conclusion of the second round. This year’s event purse will be $150,000 with a first prize of $20,000. The Baton Rouge tournament will be the 3rd stop on the Tight Lies Tour. Admission to all four days of the pro tournament is free to the public. There is also a chance for kids ages 615 to meet and play with professional golfers at the free junior golf clinic sponsored by Baton Rouge Coca-Cola on Saturday, April 16. The clinic, which is open to the public, will be held at The University Club driving range after the third round of play at approximately 3:00 p.m. The Mary Bird Perkins Golf Tournament has raised over $1 million over the last 15 years – funds that go to the C.A.R.E. Network and are invested in the community in the form of free cancer early detection screenings and prevention programs, professional and community education, clinical research, and indigent patient care.
“With events like this, we’re helping raise money to fight back,” said Supple, marketing director, Gulf Coast Wireless, a local affiliate of Sprint. “Everybody has family and friends affected by cancer.”
FEELING LUCKY? If golf isn’t your game, you can still support Mary Bird Perkins and this event by participating in the raffle. • $10,000 will be raffled off with a limit of 300 tickets available for $100 each. • Drawing will be held at The Taste of Louisiana on April 12th. • The winner need not be present to win. Call Kathleen Sarsfield (225) 215-1229 to purchase tickets or purchase them online at www.marybirdraffle.com. The deadline for purchasing tickets online is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 11th.
Mark your calendar for the 2005 Sprint Open Golf Tournament The Taste of Louisiana Tuesday, April 12 Wednesday, April 13 WAFB Pro-Am Thursday, April 14-Sunday, April 17 Professional Tournament Saturday, April 16 Coca-Cola Junior Clinic Please contact Kathleen Sarsfield at (225) 215-1229 or KathleenS@marybird.com for more information.
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ExxonMobil Foundation Partners With Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center to Provide Community Cancer Screenings $100K Grant Supports Funding of Mobile Screening Clinic The ExxonMobil Foundation has awarded Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center a $100,000 grant to support the purchase of a mobile screening clinic. This mobile clinic will allow the Center to expand the availability of free community cancer screenings dramatically for the 1.1 million residents of its southeast Louisiana service area and beyond. “A mobile screening clinic will allow us to place special emphasis on serving the rural and working poor for whom the need is greatest,” said Lori McCallum, executive director, Mary Bird Perkins C.A.R.E. Network, which oversees such community outreaches. “This was a perfect match for the ExxonMobil Foundation and its long tradition of partnering with nonprofit, community organizations in the areas of health, education and the environment,” said ExxonMobil Public Affairs Advisor Charlie Rowton. ExxonMobil has been a supporter of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center since the Center’s first capital campaign in 1990. “We are so proud of our partnership with Mary Bird Perkins and its commitment to address ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Medical Director Tommy John, M.D. (r) is updated important community challenges and seeing on Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s latest radiation treatment technology, those challenges as opportunities,” said the TomoTherapy Hi-Art System ®, by Greg Henkelmann, M.D., medical Rowton. “By expanding early detection director, Mary Bird Perkins. programs for the medically under-served, the C.A.R.E. Network is targeting under-represented groups, Under-utilization of cancer screenings by Louisianans has the very focus of ExxonMobil’s global health initiatives. been reported by the National Centers for Disease Control We’re excited about this project and the contribution it will and is a contributing factor to Louisiana’s high cancer make to the well-being of citizens throughout southeast mortality rates. Louisiana.” According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more Tommy John, M.D., medical director, ExxonMobil Baton than half of all new cancer cases are screening Rouge, sees the mobile screening clinic as having a major accessible. Nationally, the five-year survival rate for these impact in the region, as well as in the state, “To reach cancers is about 85 percent. According to ACS, if all under-served populations where people are least likely to Americans participated in regular cancer screenings, this travel great distances for a screening, and where survival rate would increase to 95 percent. adequate facilities for cancer screenings rarely exist, a mobile medical clinic designed specifically for community cancer screenings is the perfect solution.”
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Wal-Mart Holiday Grant Supports Center Programs
Volunteer Owen Cope:
A Man for All Reasons Owen Cope is a man who likes getting involved. He remembers always being that way. “Growing up in Jamaica I was in the Boy Scouts, the school choir and the youth club. I also played soccer and was an altar boy,” Cope recalled. Today, as a customer service manager for Entergy in West Baton Rouge, Iberville and Pointe Coupee parishes, Cope is active in many organizations. “I have the Entergy Corporation to thank for that,” Cope said. “Customer service managers are encouraged to participate in the community. They allow me the time to get involved.”
Ena Warner, personnel manager, Siegen Lane Wal-Mart, Baton Rouge, presents a Holiday Grant in the amount of $5,000 to Lynn Weill, vice president for development, Mary Bird Perkins. During the holiday season, the Holiday Grant supports local organizations and causes that are important to Wal-Mart customers and associates.
Scott Foundation Grant Spreads Holiday Cheer Due to a grant funded by the Scott Foundation of Monroe, Louisiana in the last quarter of 2004, the holidays were much brighter for many of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s neediest families. “So many families impacted by cancer just don’t have the resources to have Christmas,” said Mary Livingston, director of social services, Mary Bird Perkins. In 2004, with the help of the Scott Foundation, the Center was able to ensure that those families received the makings for Christmas dinners and that the children had gifts to open on Christmas morning. This is the second time in three years that the Scott Foundation stepped forward to help with this endeavor.
Cope makes it clear that he’s definitely not one who joins organizations for the sake of joining, “I want to make a change, make things better. I am a people person, but I only surround myself with positive people. I have no time for anything negative.” Cope came to the United States to study electrical engineering at Chicago Technical College. Upon graduation, he returned to Jamaica for five years before moving to New Orleans in 1976 to work for NOPSI (New Orleans Public Service, Inc.), a company later purchased by Entergy. When Entergy acquired Gulf States Utilities, Cope was transferred to the Baton Rouge area. “It was then that I met Owen,” said Ann Wilkinson, annual giving program director, Mary Bird Perkins. “I was chairman of the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Board and as such was asked to introduce Owen to the West Bank communities.” Subsequently, Cope has served as chairman of the chamber boards for West Baton Rouge and Iberville parishes, as well as president of both the Port Allen Rotary and Family Services. “He is an exemplary community leader and outstanding volunteer,” said Wilkinson. “I really didn’t know much about Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center when I was asked to join the Annual Giving Campaign, but I just couldn’t say no to Ann,” said Cope. “I came on as vice chair of the industry division under Chairman Judy Nordgren and later moved into her position when she relocated to Washington D.C.” That was in 2002. Cope has continued to serve as industry division chair in both 2003 and 2004. Industry giving has exceeded $100,000 in each year of Cope’s tenure. “Any success I have had is because of the Mary Bird Perkins staff,” declared Cope. “They are the experts on what they know – cancer. They talk about what they know and then I do what I’m good at – asking for financial support. It’s not hard to ask if you have something good to sell and Mary Bird Perkins sells itself.” Cope is a member of 100 Black Men; serves as treasurer of the board of Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge; is president of the Board of Career Builders; and is vice president of the Board of Young Entrepreneurs Succeeding (YES). “I used to worry about what I’ll do when I have to retire,” said Cope, “but I know I’ll always be involved. I’m not going to rest until they lay me out.” Volume 1 2005 7
Coming Up… Wednesday, March 16: Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits for eligible participants* at the West Feliciana Parish Health Unit in St. Francisville. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19: Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits for eligible participants* at The Home Depot in Denham Springs. 9:00 a.m. - noon Saturday, March 19: Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits for eligible participants* at The Home Depot in Covington. 9:00 a.m. - noon
Saturday, April 23: Free Breast and Prostate Cancer Screenings for eligible participants* at the Delmont Village Shopping Center in Baton Rouge. 9:00 a.m. - noon
Saturday, May 7: Free Skin Cancer Screening for eligible participants* at the Farm Bureau Office in Jackson. 9:00 a.m. - noon Wednesday, May 11: Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits for eligible participants* at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge. 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 31: Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits for eligible participants* at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2nd Tuesday of every month: Free Breast Cancer Screenings for eligible women* at LSUHSC Mid City Clinic in Baton Rouge. 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 2: Free Breast Cancer Screening for eligible women* at the Hammond Health Unit. 9:00 a.m. - noon
2nd Friday of every month: Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment and Counseling in Covington: Call (985)898-4581 for an appointment.
Saturday, April 2: Free Skin Cancer Screening for eligible participants* at Sunshine Equipment in Donaldsonville. 9:00 a.m. - noon
3rd Friday of every month: Free Breast Cancer Screenings for eligible women* at Leo S. Butler Community Center in Baton Rouge.1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, April 22: Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits for eligible participants* at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4th Friday of every month: Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment and Counseling in Hammond: Call (985) 542-5000 for an appointment. Free Lymphedema Prevention Clinics: Held on a monthly basis at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge and quarterly at the Hammond and Covington facilities.
*To determine if you are eligible for a screening or for more information on these events and other C.A.R.E. Network activities, please visit our Web site at www.marybird.org or call (225) 215-1234 or toll-free (888) 616-4687.
(Cancer Support Services, Awareness and Education, Research and Early Detection) is working to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in southeast Louisiana and to improve the quality of life for those affected by cancer.
Rev. Sherman Berry “Health screenings like this are good for the entire community.”
Saturday, May 7: Free Skin Cancer Screening for eligible participants* at The Home Depot in Covington. 9:00 a.m. - noon
Monday, March 21: Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits for eligible participants* at the Brusly Town Hall. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9: Free Prostate Cancer Screening at the Plaquemine Wal-Mart for eligible men*. 9:00 a.m. - noon
“Everybody should get screened. Don’t wait.” Fate Ferrell Fate Ferrell and Rich Mauti
A free prostate cancer screening was held at the Bogalusa Wal-Mart on Saturday, November 6, 2004. The screening, which included a PSA blood test and an examination of the prostate gland by a physician, was for men of appropriate age* who did not have access to routine health care or had not been screened in the past 12 months. This free community cancer screening was co-sponsored by the C.A.R.E. Network of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, St. Tammany Parish Hospital and the Rich Mauti Cancer Fund. Mauti, a former football player with the New Orleans Saints, founded the Rich Mauti Cancer Fund in honor of his father who died of lung cancer in 1979. Mauti made an appearance at the screening to see the integral role the Rich Mauti mobile medical clinic plays in community cancer screenings. “Early detection of cancer can help save lives,” said Mauti. “The point of a screening is to evaluate your current health status and to educate people about being aware of the early signs and symptoms of cancer. The facts are, the earlier cancer is detected, the better the chances of beating this dreaded disease.” * Men 50+ should have a PSA blood test and a digital rectal exam annually. Men with a strong family history of prostate cancer or African-American men should begin at age 45.
Breast Screening Collaboration Meeting Community Needs In partnership with Woman’s Hospital and ENCOREplus, the Mary Bird Perkins C.A.R.E. Network has been conducting breast cancer screenings for uninsured women since October 2002. “We were picking and choosing places as opportunities arose,” said Lori McCallum, executive director, C.A.R.E. Network. “We always did this with an eye for a location that would best reach medically under-served women and allow us to offer this service on a regular basis.” With that in mind, members of the partnership met with Dr. Fred Cerise, then medical director of Earl K. Long (EKL), to ask about the availability of the EKL clinic within the Leo S. Butler Community Center on East Washington Street in Baton Rouge. Cerise was extremely supportive of the idea to utilize the clinic one day a month for a breast screening outreach. Thus, monthly breast cancer screenings began at the Leo S. Butler Center in September 2003. Offered on the third
Friday of every month from 1:00 p.m. until 4.30 p.m., free clinical breast exams are performed by a physician or nurse practitioner for women 18 and older. Screening mammograms are available for women 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months. The mammograms are free for women without insurance. When Cerise left his position at EKL to become Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, the acting administrators at EKL invited the partnership to replicate its model at the new Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) Mid City clinic on North Foster Drive. “We’re always looking for more locations,” said McCallum. “This was a different part of town where the need was just as great.” Subsequently, August saw the beginning of Mid City Clinic screenings offered the second Tuesday of every month from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the LSU clinic at 1401 N. Foster Drive in Baton Rouge.
“I truly expected a decline at Leo Butler when we opened Mid City,” said McCallum, “but we’re serving increasing numbers of women at both locations.”
“This model with Earl K. Long is a great demonstration of what public/private partnerships can accomplish,” said Michael Butler, M.D., chief medical officer of the LSUHSC Health Care Services Division. “A significant number of uninsured women are getting mammograms in their local communities through this collaboration. Agencies that get more people screened are to be applauded and supported.” To determine eligibility or for more information, visit www.marybird.org or call (225) 215-1234 or toll free (888) 616-4687.
Covington Breast Screening Participants Express Appreciation On Saturday, November 20, 2004, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s C.A.R.E. Network, St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Woman’s Hospital collaborated to offer a free breast cancer screening for eligible women* at the
“I haven’t had a mammogram in five years. It’s wonderful that there are people out there that care. I feel blessed.” Sulma Lagos
Community Wellness Center in Covington for the very first time. Sulma Lagos and Tammy Monjure expressed the feelings shared by many.
“After my divorce I was left with no insurance. I couldn’t afford a mammogram. It was really a blessing to have this service provided.” Tammy Monjure
*To determine if you are eligible for a screening, please visit our Web site at www.marybird.org or call (225) 215-1234 or toll-free (888) 616-4687.
Well-Attended January Colorectal Screening Erin Moller, outreach coordinator, C.A.R.E. Network, educates screening participants who picked up take-home colorectal cancer screening kits. Held in the lobby of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Baton Rouge location, the screening was so well-attended that the C.A.R.E. Network has added a colorectal cancer screening at the Baton Rouge Center every month for the rest of the year, in addition to all other regularly scheduled screenings.
In 2004, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s C.A.R.E. Network screened a total of 3,185 people at 53 free community cancer screenings. In addition, education was provided to 5,518 people, which included 510 patients, 1283 medical professionals and 3,725 of the general public at community events.
Tangipahoa Parish Screening Held in Amite A recent breast cancer screening held at the Tangipahoa Parish Health Unit in Amite on Saturday, January 22, drew women from the surrounding communities of Kentwood, Raceland and Livingston. It was the first time Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s C.A.R.E. Network and its collaborators held a screening in Amite. A majority of the women at the screening had not had a mammogram in three years or more.
The C.A.R.E. Network was already interested in increasing screening services in this area of the state, having conducted a breast screening in Hammond in October, 2004 which resulted in seven women being referred for further testing. The C.A.R.E. Network will be offering free quarterly breast screenings during 2005, alternating between the Tangipahoa Parish Health Units in Hammond and Amite.
Thank You Employees! Employees of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center volunteered to work extra hours without pay at cancer screenings and fund-raising activities in 2004. Please join us in thanking the following employees who together gave over 740 hours of their time to support the Center’s programs: Charlene Allen Peggy Amato Amy Armand Sam Armand Brian Atkins Kathy Babin Amy Benton Matt Bryant Sonya Butler Leslie Carroll David Clark Linda Cox Teresa Daigle Lynn Dalier Becky Dawson Darren Duet Pam Duhé 10 Perkins Perspective
Susan Duncan Chad Dunn Pamela Dykes Sandi Edwards Kara Ferachi Susan Finley Sabrina Franklin Jason Garcille Sally Garner Dianne Griffin Janet Guercio Vickie Hall Janis Harvey Turkessa Hickerson Valerie Jeansonne Vickie Jones Robin Joyner
Kevin Krzewinski Debbie Landry Jennifer Looney Tracie Martin Janis Mayfield Lori McCallum Cliff McDaniel Ronnie Meadors Kate Mortland Sharon Myshrall Doug Naden Dan Neck James Nosacka Jill Randel Lesa Sharkey Vadel Shivers Eddie Singleton
Adrienne Smith Rhonda Smith Angela Stam Todd Stevens Pat Summers Sandra Tessier Lakeisha Thomas Renita Thomas Brenda Truxillo Alana Vaughn Debby Vollmer Lynn Weill Ann Wilkinson Jamie Wilson Trisha Wright
Hillar Moore, Jr. Donates Life Insurable Interest
Legacy Builders Legacy Builders is comprised of individuals who have made – or have notified Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center of their intent to make – planned gifts through their estate plans. Donors who have made outright gifts of $10,000 or more to the endowment or created endowed gifts for specific MBPCC programs are also recognized as Legacy Builders. Through their generosity, the following individuals are helping MBPCC to remain steadfast in continuing its mission of providing the highest-quality, most state of the art treatment technology and compassionate support services to all patients and their families today and in years to come.
Pictured (l to r): Jonathan Greer, Hillar Moore, Lynn Weill and Bob Greer
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board Member Hillar C. Moore, Jr. recently presented the Center with a check for the Endowment from the sale of his life insurable interest. With the counsel of Bob Greer and Jonathan Greer, these funds were raised through a unique strategy that uses an asset that is frequently not recognized or goes unused. That asset is an individual’s insurable interest, which is determined by an individual’s estimated net worth at life expectancy. For Moore, this strategy meant giving a gift to Mary Bird Perkins’ Endowment by using an asset that he never realized he had available to him. “I did not realize that the insurability of my life was such a valuable asset,” said Moore. “It allowed me to make a nice gift today to an organization that means so much to me and it did not take anything away from me or my family.” This new vehicle, which converts a donor’s insurable interest into cash contributions to a designated charity, provides eligible donors with the opportunity to utilize an asset that is
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Memorial & Honor Gifts Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center gratefully acknowledges the following gifts made in memory of or to honor a special person or loved one during the period of October 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004. Memorial and honorary gifts may be made at any time and mailed to: Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Office of Development, 4950 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Gifts may also be made online at www.marybird.org under “Giving Opportunities – Donate Online.”
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In Honor of… Ms. B. J. Abernethy Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Leo and Insa Abraham Lynn and Felix Weill Mr. and Mrs. Danny Abramowicz T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. John Alario T. J. Moran Mr. John S. Albert Cristy and Mike Delahaye Irene Anderson Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Mike Anderson T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Anderson T. J. Moran Dr. William A. Anderson Laura and Tommy Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Jeb Andrews T. J. Moran Diane Angsman T. J. Moran Mary Elle Applegate T. J. Moran Dr. and Mrs. Walter Atkinson T. J. Moran Ludovic Aucoin Mr. and Mrs. Ludovic Aucoin Joyce York Yolanda Augustus Robert and Linda Bowsher Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bachman T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Billy Bachman, Jr. T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Mike Baer T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Bo Bahnsen T. J. Moran John R. Baker, Jr. Donna and Norman Saurage Dr. Brent Bankston Bonnie Swarner, Kelly Hackett, and Rhea Blanchard Mr. Louis R. Barfield Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. John Barham Hillar Moore Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Barker Cristy and Mike Delahaye Annette Barton Cristy and Mike Delahaye John W. Barton, Sr. Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. John Barton, Jr. Cristy and Mike Delahaye Todd and Kelli Stevens Lynn and Felix Weill Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bateman Barrie and Lee Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Randy P. Battaglio Cristy and Mike Delahaye Father Jeffrey M. Bayhi T. J. Moran Mr. Jefferson H. Benhard Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bensabat Todd and Kelli Stevens T. J. Moran Amy Benton Todd and Kelli Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Berdon T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Lee Berg Todd and Kelli Stevens Mr. J. Hals Bernard Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bernhard, Jr. T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Rick Berry T. J. Moran Coach and Mrs. Skip Bertman T. J. Moran Mrs. Kim Bevil Cristy and Mike Delahaye
Dr. Bryan Bienvenu Todd and Kelli Stevens Mary Lou Williams Dr. and Mrs. Frederic Billings John and Carla McClelland Todd and Kelli Stevens Dr. Frederic T. Billings Mr. and Mrs. J. Pete Boudreaux Dr. and Mrs. Allen Black Laura and Tommy Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Carmack Blackman T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Lee Blackwell Hillar Moore Lew Bodie Neila Eckler Julia Bombet Lynn and Felix Weill Leon and Susan Bombet Lynn and Felix Weill Ronnie and Louann Bombet Lynn and Felix Weill Mr. Jason Bordelon Murphy and Marilyn Oufnac Irene Borre T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Borre T. J. Moran Drs. Peter and Leslie Bostick Todd and Kelli Stevens Patricia Boudreaux Dorothy N. Duncan Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bouffard T. J. Moran Robert J. Bourgeois Rollo J. Bourgeois Mr. and Mrs. David J. Bourland T. J. Moran Jane Boyce Lynn and Felix Weill Coach John Brady T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Charles "Gene" Brakenridge Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. Tim Brando T. J. Moran Dr. and Mrs. John Brantley T. J. Moran Dr. and Mrs. Jack Breaux T. J. Moran Mr. Charles Brelet Hillar Moore Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Brennan T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brewer T. J. Moran Mr. David P. Brewerton Cristy and Mike Delahaye John L. Brewerton III T. J. Moran Patty and Mike Bristol Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Coach and Mrs. Dale Brown T. J. Moran Mary Lou Brown Dr. and Mrs. David E. Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Brown Kate and Tee Brown Mr. and Mrs. Jake L. Netterville T. J. Moran Mr. Charles Browning Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bruce T. J. Moran Dr. and Mrs. Redfield Bryan T. J. Moran Matt Bryant Robert and Linda Bowsher Mr. and Mrs. Warren Budd Cristy and Mike Delahaye Melva Burgess Sheila Alexander Kathy Babin Gay Duke Dianne Griffin Tracie D. Martin Jill Randel Adrienne Smith Lisa Williams Mr. and Mrs. Ned Burke T. J. Moran Jo Ann Burley Marion Burley Summer Burley Marion Burley Joan Butt Herbert H. Butt Pat and Gene Cabral Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Florence R. Cado Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Mildred Caldwell Judie and Ed Dunigan Mike Cammarosano T. J. Moran Joseph Campbell The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Campbell, Jr. Todd and Kelli Stevens Lynn and Felix Weill Mr. Ross J. Campesi, Jr. Cristy and Mike Delahaye Cancer Survivors Dr. and Mrs. James E. Keisler Cancer Victims Dr. and Mrs. James E. Keisler Dr. and Mrs. Billy Cannon T. J. Moran Carolyn McInnis’ Bible Study Marilyn Gladden Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carpenter T. J. Moran
Madeline Carroll T. J. Moran Carlos J. Cashio W. T. Doughty Mr. and Mrs. William Castel T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Don Cavin T. J. Moran Glenda Chambers Ann Wilkinson Patricia Cheramie Todd and Kelli Stevens T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Darian Chustz Lynn and Felix Weill Mr. and Mrs. Mike Clegg T. J. Moran Dr. and Mrs. Chester Coles Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mrs. Sue L. Coles Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. Pete Combs T. J. Moran Mrs. George Conner T. J. Moran Sister Mary William Conway T. J. Moran Mary Nell Cook T. J. Moran Owen Cope Ann Wilkinson Dr. and Mrs. Allen Copping T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Corsentino Hillar Moore Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Courtney Todd and Kelli Stevens Scott Courtright Mr. and Mrs. Gordon T. Albritton, Jr. Mary Bird Perkins Covington Staff Mr. and Mrs. Harold Koch Dot Craig Barrie and Lee Griffin Mr. and Mrs. James E. Crain T. J. Moran Christie Crowell Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Houde Mary Juan Cryar Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Nando Cuellar T. J. Moran Dr. and Mrs. W. Patton Culbertson, Jr. Todd and Kelli Stevens Louis Curet Lynn and Felix Weill Cynthia Curtis Desirables Home Furnishings & Accessories, Inc. Quita Cutrer T. J. Moran Aaron Daigle Debbie and Wayne Landry and Family Bryan Daigle Debbie and Wayne Landry and Family Mr. and Mrs. David Daigle Hillar Moore Teresa Daigle Todd and Kelli Stevens Mr. Kenneth P. Daigrepont, CPA Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. Edward Daniel Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. Bert Dantin T. J. Moran Carol Davis Louisiana Association of Educators Dr. and Mrs. David J. Davis T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. John R. David T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Day, Jr. T. J. Moran Steve F. de Castro T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Pat Degnan T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Tim Degnan T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Don Denbo T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Verne J. Dicharry T. J. Moran Terry Dillon T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dodson T. J. Moran Ms. Ronlyn Domingue Lynn and Felix Weill Eve and Bob Doty Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Doug Downey T. J. Moran Brad Duet Robert and Linda Bowsher Vernon J. Duplessis Mrs. Vickie D. Pitre Mr. and Mrs. Brian Duval T. J. Moran Robert E. "Bob" Easterly Anonymous Neila Eckler Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Stephen Eckler Neila Eckler Sue Edrington Mr. and Mrs. Buzzy Heroman Edwin W. Edwards T. J. Moran Stephen R. Edwards T. J. Moran Pat Elam Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Elliott T. J. Moran
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Ezell T. J. Moran Tony and Marybeth Fargason Sancy McCool Mr. and Mrs. Jon Fels T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fenwick T. J. Moran Dr. Robert Fields Todd and Kelli Stevens T. J. Moran Mr. Alan S. Fishbein Cristy and Mike Delahaye Chef and Mrs. John D. Folse T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fransen T. J. Moran Marc and Linda Friedlander and Family Lynn and Felix Weill Miles and Nicole Friedlander Lynn and Felix Weill Paul and Jessica Friedlander Lynn and Felix Weill Mr. and Mrs. Albert Friedman T. J. Moran Sally Garner Kathy and Nick Garner Mr. and Mrs. Todd A. Gerald Cristy and Mike Delahaye Dr. John Gibbons Todd and Kelli Stevens Mr. and Mrs. James H. Gill, Jr. T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gill T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Alex and Maizie Giroir Andrew and Belle Nola Mayeaux Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gladden T. J. Moran Mary Glatt Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Percy and Betsy Glatt Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Bob Glim T. J. Moran Lyria Gobert Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Bob Golant T. J. Moran John Louis Gonzales Vivian G. Tullier Kevin Goodman -- Anton Pulung-Hartanto Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Thomas J. Graner Lynne Graner Bob and Alice Greer Todd and Kelli Stevens Lynn and Felix Weill Robert S. Greer, Jr. Ann Wilkinson Lisa Gremillion Team 7 G. Lee Griffin Ann Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. G. Lee Griffin Todd and Kelli Stevens Dr. and Mrs. Bryan Griffith Laura and Tommy Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Jack Groner Barrie and Lee Griffin Ms. Lori Bertman and Mr. Emile Guirard Lynn and Felix Weill Sue Gunter T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gwaltney T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Hall Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman The Hamilton Family Jenny Hamilton Dr. and Mrs. Jimmie Hammack T. J. Moran Dr. David Hanson Todd and Kelli Stevens Mary Lou Williams Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hargroder Hillar Moore Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harper Hillar Moore Dr. and Mrs. Milton L. Harris Laura and Tommy Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Stan Harris T. J. Moran Janis Harvey Ann Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. Karl Harvey T. J. Moran Tony Haswell T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Hatoff T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hawkins Sancy McCool Amelie Haydel Denise and James Alleman Faie T. Headlee T. J. Moran Mary F. Hebert Monica L. Hegwood Dot Heddon Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman James L. Heddon Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Dr. Greg Henkelmann Todd and Kelli Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Hernandez Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. Stan Hickerson T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hicks T. J. Moran Caroline Hodge Wallace and Barbara Adams Angela and Robert Hodges Bob and Jeanette Rackley
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Memorial and Honor Gifts Leona Hodges U. V. and Gloria Martin Mr. and Mrs. Tico Hoffman T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Mel Hogge T. J. Moran Dr. Ken Hogstrom Todd and Kelli Stevens Mayor and Mrs. Melvin Holden T. J. Moran Adam Holder - 101st Airborn Mr. and Mrs. Loyd J. Rockhold Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Holland T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hollingsworth T. J. Moran Employees of Homebuyer’s Resource Group, Inc. Homebuyer’s Resource Group, Inc. John Hopper Josephine W. Nixon Mr. and Mrs. John Horstman Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. George Hubbard T. J. Moran Elizabeth Hudgins T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Royce Huff Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. Jim Huffman Hillar Moore Casey Hutchinson T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hutchinson Cristy and Mike Delahaye Dr. Salvatore Inglese Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Jackson T. J. Moran Jefferson Baptist Church Family Roderick Dillon Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jensen T. J. Moran Dr. Sheldon Johnson Bishop and Mrs. Clarence C. Pope, Jr. Todd and Kelli Stevens Jerry and Donna Jolly Todd and Kelli Stevens Lynn and Felix Weill Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Juban T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Dan Jumonville T. J. Moran Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Justis T. J. Moran Lucy Kadair Hillar Moore Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kaufman Lynn and Felix Weill Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Keefer T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. David Kiebach T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kiebach T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kiebach T. J. Moran Rita Kiebach T. J. Moran Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Kiebach T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kimball T. J. Moran Jane Kimble Greg and Gerry Stark Mr. and Mrs. Milton Kimble Hillar Moore Dr. Maurice King Darlene Moscona Todd and Kelli Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Sam King T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. C. Kris Kirkpatrick T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Leon Kleinpeter Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Kleinpeter Cristy and Mike Delahaye Kevin Knobloch L. Cary Saurage Elmer Koeper T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kott Hillar Moore Ann Krause Mr. and Mrs. Daly Lavergne, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kuman T. J. Moran Allison Kurpius Todd and Kelli Stevens C. J. Ladner State Farm Insurance Team Ann Wilkinson Dr. and Mrs. Tyler Lafauci T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lancioni T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Charles Landry T. J. Moran Kenneth C. Landry Carolyn B. Landry Sabin and Laura Landry Debbie and Wayne Landry and Family Mr. and Mrs. Dana K. Larpenteur Cristy and Mike Delahaye Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Laughlin T. J. Moran Miss Mary Alicia Lauret Lynn and Felix Weill Bart Leader Ann Wilkinson Sherrie Hammond LeBas Judie and Ed Dunigan Mr. Crews Leblanc T. J. Moran
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Lynette LeBlanc Hillar Moore Nancy Lehman T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lerner T. J. Moran Dr. Renee Levine Todd and Kelli Stevens Charlotte Levy Ms. Mary Jane Smith Dr. Richard Lieux Sancy McCool Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lightfoot T. J. Moran Anita C. Lindquist Mr. and Mrs. E. Wayne Overman Richard Lipsey Lynn and Felix Weill Richard and Susan Lipsey Helen L. Ihns Todd and Kelli Stevens T. J. Moran Lynn and Felix Weill Sheriff and Mrs. Elmer Litchfield T. J. Moran Mary Livingston Lynn and Felix Weill Ann Wilkinson Dr. Kenneth Lo Todd and Kelli Stevens Mr. and Mrs. William G. Lockwood, Jr. Cristy and Mike Delahaye Tim Logsdon T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. James Lopez Cristy and Mike Delahaye Dr. and Mrs. William C. Lovell T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Doug Mackey T. J. Moran Rudy Macklin T. J. Moran Adam and Jennifer Mailloux T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. David Manship T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Doug Manship T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Richard Manship T. J. Moran Sabrina Marchand Mrs. Vickie D. Pitre Denise Marek Rosa Dunn Mrs. Irma Marino Hillar Moore Mrs. Sam J. Marino Mr. and Mrs. Sam J. Marino, Sr. George Martin T. J. Moran Mary Bird Perkins Employees Ernie and Pam Ankrim Mary Bird Perkins Volunteer Staff Ron Lewis - Maxwell’s Market Steve Mata T. J. Moran Jeanne Matzen T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Robert Matzen T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. James E. Maurin Todd and Kelli Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Peter Maxwell T. J. Moran Loved Ones & Employees of Peter Mayer Advertising Peter Mayer Advertising, New Orleans Mr. and Mrs. Lowry Mays T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. McArthur II Todd and Kelli Stevens Lynn and Felix Weill Frank McArthur Ann Wilkinson Cyril Ann McBride Mr. and Mrs. Buzzy Heroman Lori McCallum Todd and Kelli Stevens Dr. and Mrs. John B. McClelland Laura and Tommy Thompson Sancy McCool Lynn and Felix Weill Jane McCraney Kate and Tee Brown Mary McDonald Elaine L. Miller Karen McEver Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Butch McGuire T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Eddie McGuire T. J. Moran Jim McIlwain Ann Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. Mathew McKay Cristy and Mike Delahaye T. J. Moran Jerry McKernan Jerry and Diane McKernan Jerry and Diane McKernan T. J. Moran Lynn and Felix Weill Dr. and Mrs. Tom J. Meek Laura and Tommy Thompson Mr. Willie B. Middleton, Jr. Cristy and Mike Delahaye Robin Miester T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Gerson Miller T. J. Moran Mr. Michael G. Miller Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. Robert S. Miller Cristy and Mike Delahaye Dr. and Mrs. Sid Miller T. J. Moran
Barb Mitchell T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Gary Mockler T. J. Moran Ken Moffatt and Children William and Teresa Sumrall Mrs. Rhoni Moffatt T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Walter Monsour T. J. Moran Hillar Moore Todd and Kelli Stevens Mr. and Mrs. John Moore Hillar Moore Burke Moran T. J. Moran Lois B. Moran T. J. Moran Ms. Megan Moran T. J. Moran T. J. Moran Mike Cammarosano Kate Mortland Ernie and Pam Ankrim Mr. and Mrs. James D. Moss T. J. Moran Hermann Moyse, Jr. Bill and Rene Firesheets Mr. and Mrs. Jack Muldoon T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Jack Navarre T. J. Moran Dr. Julie Nelson Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. Carl Neuenhaus T. J. Moran Gay Noack Mr. and Mrs. Daly Lavergne, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Nolan Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Nolan T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. John B. Noland Cristy and Mike Delahaye Barrie and Lee Griffin Paul Nowacki Todd and Kelli Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Bradd W. O’Brien T. J. Moran Carol O’Brien T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Jack Offenbach T. J. Moran Mary Jane Osterberger Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Alex Oubre Debbie and Wayne Landry and Family Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Ourso, Jr. Ann and Justin Ourso Mr. and Mrs. Milton Ourso T. J. Moran Anna Christine Owen Donna and Norman Saurage Drs. Kirk and Judy Patrick Laura and Tommy Thompson Dr. Judd Patten Bonnie and Clayton Mahaffey Michael and Dana Patterson Todd and Kelli Stevens Lena Payne T. J. Moran Ranny G. Pearce Judy Pearce, Mandy and Amy Cindy Pennington Jamie Lambert Mr. and Mrs. Claude Pennington T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Perretz T. J. Moran Bill Peters Ernie and Pam Ankrim Todd and Kelli Stevens Lynn and Felix Weill Ann Wilkinson Dr. and Mrs. Ronald D. Phelps T. J. Moran Kathy Philips Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Ben Phillips Dr. Jennifer C. Rood Mr. and Mrs. Gus Piazza T. J. Moran Megan Piotrowicz Cristy and Mike Delahaye Audrey Piper Mrs. Vickie D. Pitre Connie Planche Betty A. Simino Patty Sue Stevenson Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Plauche T. J. Moran Tom Pollack T. J. Moran Dr. Kathleen Posey Sancy McCool Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Post Mr. and Mrs. Jake L. Netterville Mr. and Mrs. Phillip W. Preis T. J. Moran David Price Georgia Hinkle Jeannie Price Georgia Hinkle Mr. and Mrs. Bill Profita T. J. Moran Dr. and Mrs. Charles Prosser Mr. and Mrs. Paul Arst Hilda Molden Pruitt Brenda Love Gautier, Trenise Gautier, and Mary Molden Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Steve Queyrouze T. J. Moran Julia Rambin Barrie and Lee Griffin Charlotte Ray Ann Wilkinson
Joey Ray Debbie and Wayne Landry and Family Mr. and Mrs. Jim Riley T. J. Moran Perry and Billie Ritter Gail Stenning Roseanne Roberts Aaron Roberts and Family Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Robinson Lynn Duncan Frank S. Rochefort T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rogers T. J. Moran Mona Romaine Josephine W. Nixon Mrs. Lou Rosanova T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rothstein T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Roussel Joe and Irene Gyan Mr. and Mrs. James B. Rutland T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rutland Hillar Moore Coach and Mrs. Nick Saban T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sadler T. J. Moran Dr. and Mrs. Joel Safer Sancy McCool Mr. and Mrs. Jake L. Netterville Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Saia T. J. Moran Dr. and Mrs. Gayle Sanchez T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Bob Sandstrom T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Merv Sarchet T. J. Moran L. Cary Saurage II Donna and Norman Saurage Linda L. Saurage Donna and Norman Saurage Roland R. Saurage Donna and Norman Saurage Mr. and Mrs. Greg Scallon Hillar Moore Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Schexnaydre T. J. Moran Mayor and Mrs. Robert Schneider T. J. Moran Mrs. Barbara Schwartzenburg Judie and Ed Dunigan Dennis D. Strickland Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sclafani T. J. Moran Greg Scott Ann Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Server T. J. Moran Harvey Server and Shirley Freeman T. J. Moran Anna Claire and Ed Seymour Sancy McCool Mr. and Mrs. Mike Shea T. J. Moran Dr. and Mrs. Carlton Sheely T. J. Moran Dr. Kent Shih Todd and Kelli Stevens Evelyn Short T. J. Moran Dr. and Mrs. Harold Silverman Todd and Kelli Stevens Sonny Simmons T. J. Moran Mayor and Mrs. Bobby Simpson T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Keith Simpson Hillar Moore Margaret Sisson Seth and Daniela Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Sligar T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Smith T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. David Smitherman Mr. and Mrs. Jake L. Netterville Joseph Ivy Solomon Mrs. Laura M. Solomon Janis Souvestre Josephine W. Nixon Dr. Derrick Spell Todd and Kelli Stevens Brian J. Stagg T. J. Moran Ralph Steinbarth T. J. Moran Kate Sternberg Todd and Kelli Stevens Janet and Spiro Stevens Lew Bodie and Philip Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Todd Stevens T. J. Moran Lynn and Felix Weill Mr. and Mrs. Pete Stewart Todd and Kelli Stevens Lynn and Felix Weill Emily Stich Josephine W. Nixon Mr. and Mrs. Hank Stram T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Craig Struthers T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Stuart T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Sumichrast Barrie and Lee Griffin Joseph P. Swan Jackie G. Swan Mr. and Mrs. John Swearingen T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Jim Talbot T. J. Moran
Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor T. J. Moran JoAnn Templet Ann Wilkinson Dr. and Mrs. Patrick F. Thistlethwaite Cristy and Mike Delahaye Dr. and Mrs. O. M. Thompson, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Milton Harris John and Carla McClelland Paul Thompson Ann Wilkinson Marilyn Thrash T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Thrash T. J. Moran Barbara Tipton Judie and Ed Dunigan Mr. and Mrs. David Toms T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Stan Torgerson T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Roland Toups Cristy and Mike Delahaye T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Trollan T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. John True T. J. Moran Brenda Truxillo Todd and Kelli Stevens Larry and Toni Tucker T. J. Moran Dr. and Mrs. Vincent Tumminello T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. J. Glenn Turner Barrie and Lee Griffin Mr. Steven L. Uffman Cristy and Mike Delahaye Mr. and Mrs. Fred Underwood Barrie and Lee Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Art Unger T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Unglesby T. J. Moran Colleen Vaa Om, Dad, and Amelie Maurer van Voorthuysen Ann Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Vance, Sr. T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. John Vance T. J. Moran Jerry Vascocu Ann Wilkinson Arthar Vezay Judy Dogua Dr. and Mrs. James W. Wade Laura and Tommy Thompson Mr. and Mrs. D. Randolph Waesche Todd and Kelli Stevens Wanda C. Waite Gertie D. Cornelius Mr. and Mrs. Chris Wallace T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Bill Walton T. J. Moran Dr. Jan Wampold Sancy McCool Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Webb Hillar Moore Meaghan Webb John R. Carr Susan Carr Dobson Mr. and Mrs. Hil Wegener III Hillar Moore Mr. and Mrs. Hil Wegener, Jr. Hillar Moore Ms. Ray Weil Cristy and Mike Delahaye Lynn Weill Todd and Kelli Stevens Lynn and Felix Weill Sancy McCool Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Wenzel Hillar Moore Marjorie Whitehead Judie and Ed Dunigan Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Wiener T. J. Moran Ann Wilkinson L. Cary Saurage Mr. and Mrs. John Willingham T. J. Moran Carolyn and Billie Wire Pam and Greg Comeaux Bishop and Mrs. Robert Witcher Barrie and Lee Griffin Jack Wood T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Peter Woods T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Woolfolk T. J. Moran Trisha Wright Todd and Kelli Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Don Yaeger T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Yarborough Lynn and Felix Weill Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yolles T. J. Moran Brian Yuhasz Christal and Gary Glascock Richard and Alice Yuhasz Christal and Gary Glascock Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Zielke T. J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Gary Zieman Cristy and Mike Delahaye
Community Support Groups, Events and Activities Brunch Bunch
Introduction to Hospice
This social outing is for those experiencing grief and meets the first Tuesday of every month. Call Hospice of Baton Rouge at (225) 767-HOPE  for more information.
This free seminar, for those interested in learning more about hospice care or becoming a volunteer, is held the first Wednesday of every month at noon at the Hospice of Baton Rouge office at 9063 Siegen Lane. For more information, contact Hospice of Baton Rouge at (225) 767-HOPE .
Cancer Survivors Support Group of Pointe Coupée Cancer survivors, family and friends gather to provide support, share experiences and discuss successful coping techniques. Meetings take place the first Friday of the month at 10 a.m. at Expresso Etc. in New Roads. Call Patricia Watson at (225) 627-3991 for more information.
Candlelighters This group is for children with cancer and their families. The program includes monthly fun activities in a supportive atmosphere, a summer day camp, and annual holiday party, tutoring, as well as individual and/or family counseling. Contact Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge at (225) 927-2273 for more information.
Kids Kare This group is to help parents help their children cope when a parent is diagnosed with cancer. Monthly activities provide time for children to have fun and for parents to connect and gain support from other parents dealing with similar issues. This program also includes an annual holiday party, a School’s Out Program, as well as individual and/or family counseling. Contact Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge at (225) 927-2273.
Make Today Count: Baton Rouge, Lutcher, St. Francisville Chapters Through speakers, social gatherings, discussion of mutual concerns and sharing of information, Make Today Count offers support and education for cancer patients, family and friends. The Baton Rouge chapter meets at noon on the fourth Thursday of each month at Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge for a guest speaker’s presentation followed by a support group. The Lutcher chapter meets at 5 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Lutcher Library, and the St. Francisville chapter meets at 2 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the St. Francisville Town Hall. Call Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge at (225) 927-2273 for details.
New Voice Support Group
This support group for adults who have been diagnosed with cancer and are raising young children meets the first Friday of every month at noon at Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge. Call (225) 927-2273 for more information.
This support group is designed to encourage and support those who have had a laryngectomy (surgical removal of the larynx, or voice box) and to assist with physical, social and emotional rehabilitation. Meetings are the third Monday of every month at 11:45 a.m. at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 for more information.
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Ostomy Support Group
Free to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, this group, facilitated by a trained hospice professional, meets every Thursday at noon at the Hospice of Baton Rouge office at 9063 Siegen Lane. Contact Hospice of Baton Rouge at (225) 767-HOPE  for more information.
A program in which trained volunteer cosmetologists help female cancer patients deal with the side effects of treatment by teaching them beauty techniques to enhance their appearance and self-image. Participants are given a complimentary box of make-up and shown how to wear wigs and turbans. Programs are offered on Mondays at facilities across Baton Rouge. Call 1-800-ACS-2345 to register.
This group assists with the rehabilitation of ostomy patients through information, educational material and emotional support. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at Baton Rouge General Medical Center - Bluebonnet at 7 p.m. Contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 for more information.
The Hope Chests
Lymphedema Prevention Clinic
Organized by patients and facilitated by a nurse practitioner, this program’s purpose is to inform, encourage and meet the needs of breast cancer patients and their families. Speakers offer educational information on group-selected topics and emotional support is offered through group interaction and exercises that promote ventilation of feelings and fears. The group meets at Ochsner Clinic the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the fourth floor lobby. Call Ochsner Clinic of Baton Rouge at (225) 761-5488 for more information.
A free clinic providing one-on-one consultation with a certified lymphedema physical or occupational therapist will be held monthly at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge and quarterly in Hammond and Covington. Call (225) 215-1234 or (888) 616-4687 for more information.
GYN Oncology Support Group This group, which provides support to women with gynecologic cancer and their families, meets once a month. For more information, contact Woman’s Hospital at (225) 924-8456.
HOPE (Bereavement Support Group)
I Can Cope This series of sessions is for people with cancer, their families, and their friends, providing information about cancer diagnosis, treatment, and symptom management, and practical help in coping with some of the emotional issues that can go along with a cancer diagnosis. Contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 for details.
PERKINS PERSPECTIVE is published by the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Communications Department to provide information about news and programs of interest to the medical community, cancer patients and their families, donors and friends of the Center. Communications Department (225) 215-1206 Amy L. Benton, Communications Director Sally Garner, Communications Manager Debby Vollmer, Public Relations Manager/Senior Staff Writer
Life Goes On
Reach to Recovery This patient visitation program is for women who have had breast surgery related to cancer. Visitors are trained volunteers who have recovered from similar surgery. A prosthesis can be provided as well as literature and emotional support. Contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 for more information.
Sisters Supporting Sisters Lymphoma Support Group For patients with Hodgkin’s disease and nonHodgkin’s lymphoma, their families and friends, this support group meets at noon on the last Friday of every month at Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge. Contact Cancer Services at (225) 927-2273 for more information.
A support group for African-American breast cancer survivors, this organization provides a strong support base and emotional safe-haven for survivors to express fears, frustrations, and concerns. Meetings are held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon the first Saturday of every month at the Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church. Call (225) 921-9072 for more information.
Man to Man Support Group This group offers education and mutual support for prostate cancer survivors as well as those currently undergoing treatment. Meetings are held three times per month at various locations across Baton Rouge. Contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 for more information.
To add your support group, event, or activity to our quarterly listing, please contact Sally Garner, Communications Manager, at (225) 215-1225, or by email at: SallyG@marybird.com.
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Glen Oaks Students Take Tour
www.marybirdstore.com Glen Oaks High School’s Medical Magnet Program students toured the Center in December, accompanied by teacher Dianne Ellis. Chad Dunn (far right), one of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s dosimetrists, conducted the tour.
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center now has an online store with many great items available for purchase. Please visit www.marybirdstore.com for more details. Proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit the Center and its C.A.R.E. Network which provides hundreds of programs for patients, healthcare professionals and the public each year.
Pennies For Patsy Eight-year-old Jayme Smith who “loves to do anything for anybody” according to her great aunt Cathy Hughes, is seen here presenting a check to Mary Bird Perkins volunteer Marty Gillelane. The generous $100 check represents all the loose change and many donations collected by this civic-minded youngster, a junior member of
the American Legion Auxiliary - Nicholson Unit #38 - of which her great aunt Cathy is president. “Jayme collected donations as a charity project of the Auxiliary,” explained Hughes. “She wanted to give something back to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center for taking such good care of her Aunt Patsy who’s being treated there.” Jayme is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Smith of Denham Springs and is in the 3rd grade at Denham Springs Elementary School.
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