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PERSPECTIVE Fighting Cancer for Over 35 Years. Available Online at www.marybird.org

Volume 1 2207 2007

LSU-MBP Partnership Elite Medical Physics Program Helping in the Fight Against Cancer...Page 4

Holden Partners with C.A.R.E. Network Mayor-President Promotes Free Colorectal Cancer Screenings...Page 6

Anna B. Lipsey

Legacy Builders News...Page 19 MBP Chief of Clinical Physics and LSU Adjunct Professor John Gibbons (r) confers with MBP Medical Physicist Kara Ferachi.


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2006 Annual Giving Campaign a Great Success Overwhelming Community Response to Center’s Mission

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In a year that saw south Louisiana still struggling to find its way back from the impact of the great storm disasters that impacted our region so deeply, community donors were exceptionally generous and made gifts totaling $955,826.59 to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center during the Center’s 2006 Annual Giving Campaign. The amount includes philanthropic gifts from 100% of the Center’s employees who make financial gifts to directly benefit the patients as well as 100% participation by members of the Center’s board of directors.

“The success of this year’s Annual Giving Campaign is due to the focused leadership of the campaign cabinet and the dedicated efforts of all the campaign volunteers,” said Paul R. Thompson, CitiGroup Smith Barney, chairman of the 2006 campaign. Nearly 90 community leaders participated as volunteers. “The community responded with exceptional generosity. I am particularly pleased that over 85 percent of last year’s Leadership Donors ($1,000 or more) renewed their gifts. This is an extraordinarily high figure and speaks to the strong connection our supporters feel toward Mary Bird Perkins.” Thompson also said, “In addition to continued funding for cancer support services for patients and their families, awareness and education programs and community cancer screenings, the funds raised will support the research arm of the C.A.R.E. Network with partial funding for the academic medical physics partnership formed between Mary Bird Perkins and LSU in 2004 to develop new and better treatment options for cancer patients.”

“The success of this year’s Annual Giving Campaign is due to the focused leadership of the campaign cabinet and the dedicated efforts of all the campaign volunteers,” said Paul R. Thompson, CitiGroup Smith Barney, chairman of the 2006 campaign. 2 Perkins Perspective • Fighting Cancer for Over 35 Years.

Members of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s 2006 Annual Giving Campaign Cabinet present check to the Center’s President and CEO, Todd Stevens. Pictured (l to r) are Vice President for Development Lynn Weill, JoAnn Hamilton, Wynn White, Stevens, Gary Sligar, Jim McIlwain, Tory Johnson, Annual Giving Campaign Chairman Paul R. Thompson, Blanchard Sanchez, Annual Giving Program Director Ann Wilkinson and Gordon LeBlanc.

Annual support from the community provides funding for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s C.A.R.E. Network. Mary Bird Perkins established the C.A.R.E. Network to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in southeast Louisiana and to improve the quality of life for those affected by cancer. The Center’s mobile medical clinic, the Early Bird, provided more than 120 screening events for over 4,500 people in 2006, bringing life-saving early detection to people who do not have health insurance and could otherwise not afford it – including those displaced by Hurricane Katrina and now living in the Center’s 15-parish service area. The Early Bird also provided services to FEMA villages and traveled to New Orleans while mammography services for uninsured women were unavailable. Joining Chairman Thompson and Vice Chairman Jim McIlwain of Lamar Advertising on the 2006 Annual Giving Campaign Cabinet were Frank McArthur, McArthur-Sanchez Associates; Blanchard Sanchez, McArthur-Sanchez Associates; Gordon LeBlanc, Stonehenge Corp.; Shelley Mockler, Mockler BeverageBudweiser; Gary Sligar, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola (retired); Wynn White, Wynn L. White Consulting Engineers; Jo Ann Hamilton, Rubicon, LLC; Owen Cope, Entergy; Jerry Vascocu, Iberia Bank; Tory Johnson, Hancock Bank; Jean Champagne, Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants, Inc.; Randy Kinchen, Parish National Bank; Donna Taylor, Stirling Properties.


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My Perspective A message from

“ALL employees and many

Todd Stevens, president and CEO

patients that I make eye

As Spring arrives, a new year of opportunity and hope is fresh on our minds at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, as are the astounding accomplishments you helped us to achieve in 2006 – the Center’s 35th year of fighting cancer.

contact with respond with a beautiful smile and a greeting. My fourteen days have been enjoyable and healing. I have been an acquaintance of Mary Bird and a friend of her father, Paul Perkins. I am sure both would be proud of what has been done in their memory.”

Anonymous, Baton Rouge Patient

The community is ensuring the fight continues strong in 2007 through incredibly generous gifts totaling over $1.5 million to Mary Bird Perkins. In addition to two very successful major fundraising events in 2006, nearly one million dollars was raised during the Center’s 2006 Annual Giving Campaign. A special thank you to all Center volunteers who helped make our successes possible, including the 2006 Annual Giving Campaign volunteers, nearly 90 in number, and the exceptionally benevolent donors who stepped forward and gave $955,826 to fight cancer in the community. Thank you also to the many individuals, businesses, foundations and groups for your generosity throughout the year in helping improve the health of our fellow citizens. We need everyone’s support to carry that momentum forward into 2007. You will see in the cover story that 2006 was a stellar year for the Center’s partnership with Louisiana State University. The LSU-MBP medical physics program is driving significant cancer research and advances in the innovative use of equipment and technology. The phenomenal growth of this program is making an impact on cancer care in the community. Together, the physicians and medical physicists create a dynamic treatment team with incredible ingenuity working together to improve patient outcomes. It can never be said enough. Early detection saves lives. That is why the C.A.R.E. Network is working hard to provide free screenings for as many people as possible. The results have been staggering, with over 14,000 uninsured or underinsured residents having been screened for breast, colorectal, prostate and skin cancer since 2002 when the C.A.R.E. Network was created. Your support is helping to provide free screenings that save lives. One way to support the C.A.R.E. Network’s patient services and community outreach programs is through the upcoming 2007 NTG Golf Classic presented by LEMIC Insurance Company. The tournament is scheduled for April 23-29 and is the Capital City’s only professional golf tournament – U.S. Pro Golf Tour (USPGT), formerly known as Tight Lies Tour. Proceeds from the NTG Golf Classic go directly to the C.A.R.E. Network and directly back into the community to meet vital cancer needs. Admission to all four days of the professional tournament is free to the public. Please join us at The University Club to watch some amazing golf and help fight cancer at the same time. Thank you for an outstanding 2006. With your support, we look forward to another productive year of taking care of cancer patients and their families. Sincerely,

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LSU-MBP Partnership Delivering Dynamic Results Elite Medical Physics Program Helping in the Fight Against Cancer

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Nationally Competitive. That, in a phrase, describes the Louisiana State University (LSU)Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (MBPCC) Medical Physics Program. In just a few short years, this partnership has fueled tremendous growth, gaining remarkable academic ground and attracting students from all over the nation and beyond. A strategic priority for LSU, this partnership is part of the University’s Flagship Agenda. “Our innovative medical physics partnership with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a critical part of LSU’s National Flagship Agenda and has compelling research and academic components,” stated LSU Chancellor Sean O’Keefe. “This alliance is a stellar model for how public-private partnerships can meet community needs – in this instance we are working to improve treatments for cancer patients.” Medical physics is a discipline vital to the Dr. Renee Levine, (r), radiation oncologist, confers with Dr. John Gibbons, chief provision of radiation therapy. The fusion of expert of clinical physics. physicians and highly skilled medical physicists results in a dynamic treatment team with unparalleled expertise. LSU and MBPCC for the program and the dedicated work of our Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center has invested heavily to provide its faculty and staff. Our goal is to far exceed accreditation standards, expert treatment team with access to some of the most advanced which means we will continue to strive to improve the education and radiation therapy technology available in the world. The LSU-MBP research components of our program.” partnership is advancing in the innovative use of equipment and technology, helping the Center’s radiation oncologists and physicists The commitment to grow the LSU-MBP program includes future to work side by side to develop and deliver the best possible development of PhD and residency programs to increase the scope of medical physics research and its level of external support to treatments for cancer and complex non-cancerous conditions. ultimately improve outcomes for patients, the driving force at Mary The significant investment in the partnership is an investment in the Bird Perkins Cancer Center. future of cancer care and the program’s recent accomplishments are The LSU-MBP partnership accomplished a second outstanding precedent-setting in Louisiana. achievement in 2006 with the creation of the Dr. Charles M. Smith In late December, 2006, the LSU-MBP Medical Physics and Health Chair of Medical Physics – an endowed chair to support cancer Physics Program realized a landmark achievement by being granted research. The chair is the only one of its kind in Louisiana and one full accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical of just a few in the nation. Physics Educational Programs, Inc., or CAMPEP, becoming one of “Endowed chairs are one of the greatest assets a university has,” said only eleven such accredited programs in the United States. Hogstrom. “In addition to providing long-term stability for our “CAMPEP accreditation demonstrates that the LSU Medical Physics program, it will provide funding for research and help to recruit and Health Physics Program meets national standards. This public outstanding, talented faculty and graduate students to the medical acknowledgement provides national status to the program, which physics program in the future.” Hogstrom is the former department will help future recruitment of graduate students and faculty,” said chair of radiation physics and director of the graduate medical Dr. Kenneth Hogstrom, director of the program and chief of physics physics program for The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer at MBPCC. “Accreditation was possible due to the joint support of Center in Houston.

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C .A.R.E. NETWORK Coming Up...

2ND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH: Free breast cancer screenings for eligible women* at LSUHSC Mid City Clinic in Baton Rouge. 2ND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH: Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment and Counseling in Covington: Call 888.616.4687 for an appointment. 3RD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH: Free breast cancer screenings for eligible women* at Leo S. Butler Community Center in Baton Rouge. FREE LYMPHEDEMA PREVENTION CLINICS: Held on a monthly basis at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge and quarterly at the Covington and Hammond facilities. Call 888.616.4687 for more information. 4TH FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH: Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment and Counseling in Hammond: Call 888.616.4687 for an appointment. *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.

C.A.R.E. Network Welcomes New Executive Director Renea Austin-Duffin is the new Executive Director of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s C.A.R.E. Network. In this capacity, Duffin will be responsible for the oversight and strategic development for all programs and services within this critical Mary Bird Perkins mission area. These include social services; transportation; tumor registry; patient, general public and physician education and early detection/community cancer screening services. Duffin previously held executive leadership positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana where she served as Senior Vice President, Member and Community Relations; Diversity Officer and Foundation President. She also served as a senior cabinet member in Governor Mike Foster’s administration as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Social Services. Duffin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Public Administration from Louisiana State University and a Masters in Public Administration from Southern University. “Equally as important as Renea’s credentials is her passion for serving others,” said Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center President and CEO Todd D. Stevens. “Under her leadership, the C.A.R.E. Network, in partnership with many like-minded organizations, will continue its important mission to lessen the burden of cancer in the community.”

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Holden Partners with C.A.R.E. Network To Fight Cancer Mayor-President Promotes Free Colorectal Cancer Screenings

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During March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s C.A.R.E. Network distributed take-home colorectal cancer screening kits in several areas covering the Center’s 15-parish service area. “Colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer killer in men and women, usually has no symptoms in its early stages. That is why screening is so important,” said Kate Messina, C.A.R.E. Network, early detection manager. East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden, who lost his brother to colon cancer, taped a public service announcement for the C.A.R.E. Network urging people to take advantage of the free screenings. “Providing information to promote cancer awareness and then following up with a solution – free screenings – is something I wholeheartedly endorse,” said Holden. The mayor is a participant in the United States Conference of Mayors’ Cancer Awareness Program. The Conference’s Comprehensive Cancer Awareness Program focuses on meeting the needs of underserved and special populations by providing information about various cancers to all Mayors who can then chart their own courses to promote cancer awareness in their communities.

“The primary risk factor for colorectal cancer is age,” said Messina. “More than 90 percent of cases are diagnosed in individuals older than 50.” Fifty is the recommended age to begin colorectal cancer screening, unless there is a East Baton Rouge Mayorfamily history, in President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden which case with a doctor’s advice you should start earlier. “Colon cancer is the one cancer that’s preventable, beatable and treatable if detected and treated early,” Messina continued. The disease starts with benign polyps that often bleed. Take-home kits distributed at the screenings test for occult, or “hidden” blood. Messina emphasized that a take-home kit is not a substitute for a colonoscopy but is just one form of colorectal screening. The gold standard for colorectal screening is the colonoscopy, which should be initiated at age 50.

Please visit marybird.org or call 225.215.1234 or toll-free 888.616.4687 for more information about screenings in your area.

Unequal Cancer Burden Among Minority Community Minority Cancer Coalition Hosts Public Forum

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“Minority groups face special problems and concerns about cancer, including higher rates of developing some cancers and barriers to early detection,” said Kate Messina, early detection manager of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s C.A.R.E. Network. “That is why we are actively targeting minorities in our outreach efforts,” she explained. The C.A.R.E Network promotes cancer support services, awareness and education, research and early detection.

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But cancer does not have to be a death sentence. As part of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, April 16-22,

the Minority Cancer Awareness Coalition – whose partners include Mary Bird Perkins’ C.A.R.E. Network – is bringing local doctors together for a week of free important minority cancer education and information. • “Let’s Talk About It” public forum on Thursday, April 19, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Delmont Service Center, 3535 Riley Street, Baton Rouge, will emphasize how important it is to detect cancer early, before it has a chance to spread. • Free cancer screenings will take place on Thursday, April 19 at the Delmont Service Center and on Saturday, April 21 at the Delmont Village Shopping Center. Registration is not required for any of the events.


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C.A.R.E. Shifts Tobacco Focus to Meet Different Need

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Louisiana among all demographic groups. In response, in 2005 The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) – an affiliate program of the Louisiana Public Health Institute – awarded Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s C.A.R.E. Network a grant to partner with TFL in

implementing SmokeFree Louisiana, a program designed to promote smoke-free restaurants and help other restaurants understand the benefit of becoming smoke-free. This was seen as a creative way to address a critical problem – the exposure, in any given week, of more than 80 percent of Louisiana residents to secondhand smoke. “Due to legislation (Louisiana Act 815) signed in late 2006 by Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, all restaurants in the State were required to be smoke-free by January 1, 2007. Therefore, the focus of the TFLMary Bird Perkins partnership was shifted to meet other important tobacco control needs,” said Erin Moller, outreach coordinator, C.A.R.E. Network Early Detection Unit. This year the C.A.R.E. Network was awarded an additional grant to establish, promote and conduct free tobacco cessation services in southeast Louisiana. This includes smoking cessation classes for the community and education programs for health care professionals to equip them with the tools they need to help patients quit. The TFL grant has aided in the implementation of free cessation services and Allied Health Cancer Grand Rounds programs to benefit the community in all three Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center locations. There has already been one Allied Health program in Baton Rouge and a second one is scheduled for June 1. Additionally, one was held in Covington on April 12 and one is scheduled in Hammond on May 15. Regarding “Kick the Habit” tobacco cessation

classes, Moller said, “There has been such an overwhelming response that more classes had to be added.” Currently there are three 8-week sessions under way in Baton Rouge, one in Covington in partnership with St. Tammany Parish Hospital and one in Hammond. The free classes meet once a week for one hour. The facilitator is Tammy Swindle, a Certified Health Educator Specialist, who has been facilitating cessation classes for over ten years. “Tammy is wonderful,” said Bobbette Apple, program participant and now former smoker. “She is low key. She isn’t there to scare you. You already know the consequences are scary – that’s why you’re there. She takes a much more positive approach.” Apple, a smoker for 35 years prior to taking Swindle’s class, said she had wanted to quit for a long time but knew she could not do it on her

own. “The classes were so calming and supportive, and the information was excellent – that made all the difference. I appreciate this program so much,” Apple said. “I recommend it to anyone who wants to quit.” For more information or to register for the free “Kick the Habit” or Allied Health programs, please call 225.215.1234.

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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Launches New Website Sign Up for Free Cancer eNews

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center began 2007 with the launch of its new, more comprehensive website, marybird.org. “Our goal was to make the site an easier to navigate resource for those looking for information on cancer prevention, diagnosis, research, treatment and support services,” said Mary Bird Perkins President and CEO Todd Stevens. Inspirational stories told by cancer survivors treated at the Center are easily accessible, as are events, including a listing of free cancer screenings provided by Mary Bird Perkins’ C.A.R.E. Network. Additionally, details of the comprehensive cancer programs Mary Bird Perkins participates in with both Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and St. Tammany Parish Hospital are explained, as well as the Center’s academic research partnership with Louisiana State University. There are sections specifically for medical professionals, the media and for those wishing to make a donation. Those visiting the site can easily sign up to receive the Center’s new eNews containing up-to-date cancer and radiation therapy news. Some exciting sections of the site are still under development, including one for patients and family members to share information with others regarding their personal journey.

“I would like to take the time now to express my appreciation to the entire staff at Mary Bird. Obviously any type of cancer weighs on your mind and the staff here made it very easy to get through the last couple of weeks for me. So, I sincerely thank the entire staff at Mary Bird for the time and effort and excellent care I received.” Anonymous, Hammond Patient 8 Perkins Perspective • Fighting Cancer for Over 35 Years.

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Julia Montfort of Woodville, MS, loves to knit. She had designed several hats for a friend with cancer, and when her husband began undergoing treatment in Baton Rouge, she asked if there was a need for patients to have hats like the ones she made. Indeed there was. Montfort and a friend immediately got to work. With each visit she brought more of her handiwork as the popularity of the hats grew. Not only were they a beautiful work of art made lovingly by hand, but they were free. “I’m so glad to be able to do it,” said Montfort. “Every once in a while I look around and I see someone wearing one of my hats and it makes me feel so good. A lady wrote me the most beautiful thank you note that it made me cry.” Montfort went to college with Mary Bird Perkins, for whom the Center was named.

MBP Employees Enjoy Giving Back

Staff Supports Junior Achievement For the fourth year in a row, the staff of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center participated in the annual Junior Achievement (JA) “Bowl-a-thon,” a fundraiser in which individual teams raise sponsorship money to support the JA mission. This year MBPCC staff raised nearly $3,000. Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.


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Rose Named Senior Development Director Katherine Rose, who has served as Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Northshore and Florida Parishes Development Director for the past two years, has been named to the position of Senior Development Director. In her expanded role based within the Center’s Office of Development in Baton Rouge, Rose is responsible for all annual giving programs and for oversight of the continuation and expansion of fundraising programs in the parishes served by the Center’s Hammond and Covington campuses.

To recognize and celebrate the efforts of more than 100 community fund-raising volunteers for 2006, MBPCC held a red beans and rice supper March 6 at the home of Vice President for Development Lynn Weill and her husband Felix Weill. Pictured here enjoying the evening are (l to r): Connie Schiller; MBPCC Senior Development Director, Katherine Rose; John Schiller, Mockler BeverageBudweiser, Golf Tournament vice chairman.

Northshore and Florida Parish Donors & Volunteers Honored Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Northshore donors and volunteers celebrated their 2006 campaign successes at Brunner Gallery in Covington, LA on Thursday, March 8 with a reception given in their honor. The setting for a similar gathering on March 20 in Hammond was the Hammond Regional Arts Center. Mary Bird Perkins President and CEO Todd Stevens, along with incoming 2007 Annual Giving Campaign Chairman Jim McIlwain, visited with these dedicated volunteers.

(L to R): 2006 Northshore Chair, Jean Champagne; Betty Champagne; Yvonne Kinchen and 2007 Northshore Chair Randy Kinchen.

(L to R): Todd Stevens visits with Bonita and Randy Waesche, treasurer, MBPCC Board of Directors.

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The 2007 NTG Classic Takes a Step Up Features USPGT Tourney; $300K Purse

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Baton Rouge’s premier professional golf event – the Network Technology Group (NTG) Classic presented by LEMIC Insurance Company – is positioned to offer more excitement in 2007 than ever before. “All components of the NTG Classic have new bells and whistles this year,” said John Schiller, 2007 golf organizing committee chair and marketing director for Mockler Beverage-Budweiser. “Of most interest to golfers is sure to be the upgrade from the Tight Lies Tour to the U.S. Pro Golf Tour.” Over 350 of the top pros in the country compete within the USPGT system and the best 168 pros are participating in the USPGT Professional Tournament at The University Club April 26 - 29. Because of USPGT’s involvement, there is a larger purse – $300,000 – and the tournament will be a tape-delayed broadcast by either ESPN or the Golf Channel. The exposure for both Mary Bird Perkins and Baton Rouge is going to be tremendous.

“The Center is extremely pleased to welcome Network Technology Group as the new title sponsor of this year’s tournament,” said Todd Stevens, president and CEO, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “By sponsoring the entire tournament, NTG has clearly demonstrated its understanding and support of the Center’s C.A.R.E. Network and the strategic role it plays in the early detection of cancer, which helps in the fight against this disease in southeast Louisiana.”

“We are pleased to be afforded the opportunity to support the on-going efforts to improve both the

Cannon, The Taste of Louisiana chairperson and assistant vice chancellor, Institutional Advancement, Louisiana State University. Featuring award-winning cuisine donated by more than a dozen area restaurants and caterers, this invitation-only event is enjoyed each year by sponsors, golfers, friends and guests of Mary Bird Perkins. In addition to the savory tastes, the evening is highlighted by live and silent auctions and the drawing for the winner of a $10,000 raffle. Wednesday, April 25, is the WAFB Pro-Am at The University Club. With both morning and afternoon tee times, the Pro-Am is a four man shamble format with three amateur golfers and one USPGT pro per team. The day is filled with fun and multiple opportunities for prizes at many of the golf holes and in the putting contest. Pro tournament play begins Thursday, April 26, and concludes Sunday, April 29 with the presentation of the $40,000 first place check to the champion. The total event purse is $300,000. The University Club is host to the tour’s first stop in Louisiana. Admission to all four days of the pro tournament is free.

early detection and treatment of cancer. It is exciting that we have such an advanced, stateof-the-art facility right here in Baton Rouge dedicated to the fight against cancer.” said Scott Thompson, NTG president and CEO.

The week’s festivities begin on Monday, April 23, with The Taste of Louisiana, underwritten by Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and presented by Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. “The ‘Taste’ is so well-attended that it has outgrown the space available at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. We are thrilled that the new Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is opening its doors to us for this ever popular event,” said Bunnie

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On Saturday, April 28, an opportunity for golfers ages 6 - 15 to meet and receive instruction from USPGT pro golfers is available at the Junior Clinic, sponsored by Baton Rouge CocaCola. The clinic will be held at The University Club driving range following completion of the third round of play. No registration or fee is required, and one lucky participant will go home with a free set of golf clubs donated by U.S. Kids Golf. The Mary Bird Perkins Golf Tournament has raised over $1.2 million in funds that have been returned to the community through the Center’s C.A.R.E. Network, which offers free early detection cancer screenings and prevention programs, professional and community education, clinical research and indigent patient care.


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Thank you to our Tournament Sponsors

Take a Swing at Winning $10,000! www.marybirdraffle.com

Title and Pin Flag Sponsor

Pro-Am Tournament Sponsor Presenting Sponsor The Taste of Louisiana Underwriting Sponsor

The Taste of Louisiana Presenting Sponsor

Shoot Out Sponsor

You could be the winner of $10,000. Purchase your $100 ticket and take a chance today. Proceeds from the $10,000 raffle benefit Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s C.A.R.E. Network. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Winner need not be present to claim.

Junior Clinic Sponsor

Presenting Radio Sponsor

Merrill Lynch Pro-Am AWARDS RECEPTION SPONSOR Manda Fine Meats

OFFICIAL LEADERBOARD SPONSOR Antares Technology Solutions

TEE MARKER SPONSOR Mockler Beverage-Budweiser

PRO-AM VOLUNTEER TENT SPONSOR Louisiana Hematology-Oncology Associates

VIP TENT SPONSORS Dairy Fresh of Louisiana, Inc. Regions Bank CART SIGNAGE SPONSOR Cornerstone Government Affairs Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP

PUTTING CONTEST SPONSOR

PUTTING GREEN SPONSOR Saurage Realtors

DRIVING SPONSOR Long Law Firm LEADER GROUP SPONSOR Omni Bank PRIZE PACKAGE SPONSOR Elekta/IMPAC

The drawing will be held on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 9:00 p.m. during The Taste of Louisiana. For additional information contact Jennifer Looney at 225.215.1202

HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSOR Price Leblanc Lexus

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M a r y B i r d Pe r k i n s S p i r i t o f G i v i n g Thank You,Volunteers!

Employees of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center volunteered to work extra hours without pay at cancer screenings and fundraising activities in 2006. Please join us in thanking the following employees who together gave over 930 hours of their time to support the Center’s programs: Charlene Allen Peggy Amato Amy Armand Sam Armand Yolanda Augustus Amy Benton Brian Berceguay Faith Broussard Joann Burns Sonya Butler Dennis Cheek Linda Cox Lynn Dalier Becky Dawson Susan Duncan Chad Dunn Pamela Dykes Terry Eddy Kara Ferachi Susan Finley Clay Foret Sabrina Franklin Jason Garcille Sally Garner Jennifer Gautreau Charity Gay John Gibbons Denise Gipson Dianne Griffin Janet Guercio Vickie Hall Sherri Hayden Kenneth Hogstrom Judy Johnson Susana Kelly Debbie Landry Mary Livingston Nicole Magee Tiffany Martin Jennifer Maturin Janis Mayfield

Ronnie Meadors Erin Moller Sharyn Monce Kate Messina Sharon Myshrall Doug Naden Dan Neck Judy Nickens James Nosacka Christine Palmer Noel Parnell Jacqueline Polito Jill Randel Katherine Rose Mike Schamberger Vadel Shivers Danette Simon Eddie Singleton Adrienne Smith Rhonda Smith Stuart Sonnier Crystal Stafford Angela Stam Jason Stephens Todd Stevens Michael Stewart Patsy Summers Sandra Tessier Brenda Truxillo Alana Vaughn Deidre Ventress Debby Vollmer Kevin Walker Lynn Weill Tracy Whittington Jamie Wilson Beverly Wood Trisha Wright Patril Young

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Record-setting Volunteer Dianne Griffin, an employee of the Baton Rouge Center who works in the Tumor Registry, volunteered more hours than anyone during 2006. In fact, her 70.5 hours set a Center record. Urging others to volunteer at one of the C.A.R.E. Network’s free health screenings, Griffin said, “It’s very rewarding. When people say ‘thank you for being here,’ that’s reward enough.”

Still on the Job at 90 Years Old Leo Hataway, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, has been volunteering at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center since 1995. He explained that he read an article in the paper about the Center’s need for volunteers at that time, and with his wife having recently passed away, he decided to apply. “I got hired!” he said with his trademark smile. Looking back, he said, “I feel satisfaction from what I’ve accomplished. I just always tried to be compassionate and make the patients feel at home.” One of his favorite things is seeing the other volunteers. “It makes you feel good that people know your name.” Hataway, himself once a patient at Mary Bird Perkins, isn’t able to volunteer as frequently as he once did, but he helps out in the business office when he can. “I don’t want to lose my blue volunteer coat!” he stated emphatically.

“After my doctor scheduled all of the treatment plans, he wrote a lengthy letter to my other doctors explaining exactly what was going to happen. I knew about the letter because he asked me if I wanted a copy of it. At that point, I felt like we were part of a team.” Anonymous, Covington Patient


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MEMORIAL AND 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 September 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006. Memorial and honor 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 “Make a Gift.” In Memory of… Linda Richard Abadie Oscar G. Richard III Helen Alloy Abinanti Matt J. Abinanti Dr. Page Acree Josephine Nixon Tyler Eugene Adams Joe and Judith Kelly Conrad S. Adkins Christine E. Lipsey Jesse L. Albritton Naomi F. Albritton Marsha Newton Alford Mr. and Mrs. McCauley O. Bullock, Jr. William P. “Bill” Allen Barry and Marie Allen A. J. Amoroso III Anonymous Leslie Anderson Charlotte Fontenot Joseph and Marie Andre Callen and Heather Schramm Deceased Members of the Antonians Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Antonians Robert Alan “Bob” Ashley Jerry and Brenda Sumrall Donald Charles Aucoin, Sr. Betty Aucoin Marianne Ward Averette Glenda D. Sullivan Wilton Babin Joe and Judith Kelly Art Baer Michael Cammarosano Eleanor W. Baer Jeanne, Andy, Shelley, Matthew, Lauren and Tiffany McGlathery Everett Lloyd Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Dias Clyde and Carol Keating Geraldine S. Bailey Caldonia S. Ceasar Melva Thompson Bannerman Carol Anne and Sid Blitzer Claude L. “Butch” Barber Wayne J. Rogers Erma Barber Jack B. Garrison Kathleen McCarthy Barrilleaux Nanarea T. McCarthy Wilson and Eileen Beard Anonymous Sharon Judge Bennett Lynnette and Thomas Frazer William W. Bennett Letty Sanders Bennett Edward B. Bensen III Virginia C. Bensen Brenda Bercegeay Winnie Dane Hawkins

Rose Marion Levine Berg Richard and Susan Lipsey Lynn and Felix Weill Judy Johnson Bigler Joy M. Johnson Leon Binder Lynn and Felix Weill Pat Bockus Erica L. Howe Pat Bodin Connor Cassels and Leslie Cassels Joseph Ray Boudreaux Betty Melancon and Family Rose Boue’ Dean and Stephanie Cazenave Winfield J. Bouquet Wayne and Debbie Landry Margaret M. Bourque Mr. and Mrs. Ray W. Burgess Edwin Brabetz Michael, Julie, Claire, and Edwin Perrault Lucille Bradley Judith Drew Nordgren Benoit Braud Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Decoteau Ronnie and Ella Breaux Dwight and Wanda Babin Marian Basile Breffeilh Mockler Beverage-Budweiser Joseph Vaughan Bres Dr. and Mrs. Mortimer F. Currier Grayson L. Brewer, Sr. Barry P. Brewer Grayson Brewer, Jr. Marie T. Brewer Eola Brignac Joe and Judith Kelly Ollie B. Brooks Anonymous Anyson and Ivy Brown Luke Everett and Delores B. Fontenot Bridget Brown Joanne K. Zimmerman Josephine C. Brown Theresa and Seb Lawhon Mary Luella Roberts Brown Paul and Clara Andersen Henry and Billie Bell Steve and Kathy Bufkin Phyllis McKay Elizabeth M. Nanney Ray W. Burgess Sidney J. Allison Claire P. Coburn Eva M. Denham Stanley and Elsie Dinkel Eastern 4-H Center Staff F.G. Sullivan, Jr., Contractor, LLC Dianne H. Griffin Kent Builders, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Meagher, Jr. and Family

Faculty and Staff of the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences at North Carolina State University North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Jill Randel David and Sheila Swan Dot and Ed Winston Terry Neal Burley Jo Ann Burley Tammy Burton Joyce Burton Richard “Paw Pa” Byrd Hilda C. Byrd Rev. Albert Jerome Cain Elsie S. Cain Mary Jane Calato Mr. and Mrs. Damian Calato Gail H. Calvaruso Sam Calvaruso, Jr. Jacob Cambre Clay and Merlie Hunt Vincent E. Cangelosi R. L. and Ann Major Charles E. Carlos Milton M. Rougon Donald Carroll Board of Directors, Management and Employees of Associated Grocers, Inc. Eunice Carson Josephine Nixon Dorothy L. Case Connie C. Simmons Anthony Cataldie Paula Cataldie John Arthur Chauvin, Sr. Tommy and Vikki Chauvin Patricia Ann Chiniche Evelyn and Frank Bond Joseph Preston Chustz Mary A. Chustz Thomas Richard Clayton, Jr. Henry and Edna Green Charles Colarusso Michael Cammarosano Charlotte Comeaux Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Ventrella Whit McCrary Cook II O. M. Thompson III Ann Wilkinson John Copes Mary Olive Pierson Sylvester Cotten Rev. Frances L. Cotten Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cribbs Charles P. Coghlan Mary Elizabeth Barry “Beth” Crochet Mr. and Mrs. James E. Baker John and Genevieve Barry Children of Julia Thoms and Dr. Armand L. BrinkhausJulie Brinkhaus Oliver, Diane Prejean Brinkhaus, Allan Brinkhaus, Armand Brinkhaus, and Janie Brinkhaus Gaiennie Miller Keith and Debbie Carpenter Clarence J. Crochet Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Decoteau Richard and Sarah Dixon Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kleinpeter Anonymous

H. Anne Plettinger William and Leona Plettinger Richard and Anna Marie Rosen Joan D. and Luke Senior Gladys C. Siebert Alfred and Carol Speer Wachovia CAR Group Wachovia Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Sam Womack T. J. Crowe Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Nobles Dickie Cummings David and Paulette Senior Jean Harvey Curet Mrs. Bernard Curet Jim Curran Robert and Donna Egan Dorothy Currier Heidi L. Guillot Mary Danos “Snookie” Daniel Pamela Daniel Anderson Kenneth L. McCoy Robert Edward Daniel Neil and Becky Record Ruth F. DaQuanno Stephen W. Tyson Joseph Jefferson “Jeff ” David Louis D. Curet James Curtis Dawson Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Campbell, Jr. Emma Bell Day Gladys and Foster Sanders Ethel Smith Margot de Gravelle Ted and Kathleen David Victor E. Debetaz Mr. and Mrs. Ted Denstel Lisa Scott Dedeaux Millie and Bob Odom Mamie Tranchina Vitale Deen The Brohn Family Julia T. Calvaruso Catherine V. Deen St. Joseph’s Homebound Ministry Ann LaVille, Harry Theriot, Angele Davis, Karen Martin, and Mike Bechdel Harriett H. Demmary Mr. and Mrs. Burton A. Boeneke Bertram R. Denham Mr. and Mrs. Ray W. Burgess Myrtis Young Dennis Resource Management, Inc. Linda Swindle Betty Deumite Dr. and Mrs. N. Joseph Deumite Roderick Earl “Roddy” Dillon, Jr. Kay M. Dillon Anna Distefano Walt and Deborah Greer Mary Ann Dorsa Bruce and Rosalie Myrick Norma Dowell Anonymous Mike Duczer Walt and Deborah Greer Philip J. Dugas The Walkers - Tony, Jennifer, Jack and Joe Thomas Byrd Dupree, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Charles I. Black Stuart D. Lunn Laura and Tommy Thompson Dennis “Peanut” Duvic David, Laura, and Eliana Terrebonne

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John Edgar Hershel and Dianne Griffin Eleanor J. Eldredge Josephine Nixon Kay Fahrenbacher Melva L. Burgess Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Meagher, Jr. Celeste Fairchild Amy H. Darbonne, Bonnie and Ben Lawrence Falgout Lucille V. Falgout Deceased Family Members 224 Group W. Donald McCarter Emily Faulk Josh Schafer William Alfred “Bill” Ferguson, Jr. Margaret and Charles G. Smith Dr. Raymond B. Floyd Sheila and George Marceleus and Mabel Fontenot Luke Everett and Delores B. Fontenot Clyde D. Frame Dr. and Mrs. A. James Klein Robert M. Franklin Anonymous Jimmie French Clay and Merlie P. Hunt Victoria H. Galtier Betty Lou Hebert Rita Gatlin Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Hardy Louis Ray Gauthier, Sr. Helen Harbourt Mary Jane Gautreau Marjorie Lambert Glen Talmage Gentry, Sr. Sharon G. Lea Bruce and Jeri Liles Joseph J. Geraci, Jr. Joseph and Ruby Geraci Margaret W. Gerhold Ann Wilkinson Gloria Gill Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Campbell, Jr. Gussie Marie Goins Frank J. Parrino Ann Wilkinson Thomas J. Golda Angela and Bradley Flauaus Lynn Golda and Family Marc Goodman Bertman + Associates John C. Goodwin, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John O. Schittone, Sr. Georgene Gordon Josephine Nixon David and Paulette Senior Dianne Graham Rebel Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Paul Gravel Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Campbell, Jr. Lynn and Felix Weill Ann Wilkinson Robert S. Greer, Sr. Charlene Guarisco Joseph Whitney Gremillion The Gremillion Family Aymee and Ben Guedry Rita G. LeBlanc Sam J. Guercio, III Anthony and Lena Mae Lombardo Linda A. Guidroz Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Alexander, Jr. Lynda Susan Duke Habig Bernhard Mechanical Contractors, Inc. The Dobrowolski’s Donna C. Drinkwater Pete and Janice Gremillion

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Mid-City Credit Corporation Kenny and Mary Miller Mississippi State Pipe Trades Mike and Jane Peters Evelyn Hair Charles Hair Richard Reyes Haley, Sr. Katie Smith Haley Nancy Hank Anonymous T. Clifford Hannaman Mr. and Mrs. Michael Brouillette William W. Hannaman Margaret K. Hannaman Mary Belle Sanchez Harger Helen Harbourt Lee Hargrave Ray Lamonica Sulcer Allen Harris, Jr. Helen Harbourt Eva Davis Harvey Carla H. Moore Vicki Childs Hearin Richard and Torie Preis Linda Jones Heflin Frederick and Jan Parks Cooper Helm Dr. and Mrs. Mortimer F. Currier Constance “Connie” Helmke George and Marie Holaway Janice Hemelt Harold and Gail Koch Julia McCall Hightower Dr. and Mrs. Milton Harris Kim and Phuong Pham Ann Wilkinson Ruth M. Wilkinson Arson Hobgood Joe and Judith Kelly Felicia Mustin “Jenny” Holder Patsy Duck Quenton Freeman Peggy Newman Jensen Holliday Julie and Chris Crifasi Mrs. Estelle Holliday Bruce and Debra Parker Lynn and Felix Weill Dorothy “Dottie” Desselle Hopkins Joy Butler Eugene Houde Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Houde Clovis Howell Frank and Paulette Jackson William Howell Kristie, Bryce, and Trevor Howell MawMaw “Mutt” Hubbard Kim Sepulvado Barbara Ann White Hunt Clay and Merlie Hunt H. Cooper Hutchinson, Sr. Lynne Graner Kay Spaht Hutchinson Sue L. Spaht Margie Boyles Hutchinson Lynne Graner Corliss Lavender Ivanyisky Hilton and Linda Hoover Mary Koles Merlin and Shirley Pistorius Monica Jarreau Barbara Scallan Joy Johnson Helen Neal Hugh and Earle Wagley Margaret Estes Johnson H. Alston Johnson Mrs. Harry A. Johnson, Jr. Raymond and Dianne Lamonica

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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pedrotty Mary Elizabeth Johnson United States District Court Stuart Johnson Anonymous Dr. William A. Johnson Joy M. Johnson Karleen P. Jones Frank E. Jones Dr. Carl F. Jory Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mixon Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd A. Newton Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Townsend Ruth Nathan Kahn Mr. and Mrs. Paul Arst Dr. Harold Silverman Denis Curtin Kelley Michael S. Barton The Paul Burns Family Mary and Macon Callicott Tony Doherty Roland L. Fryou Mr. and Mrs. A. Roy LeJeune Mady and Ed Lundin Tom and Darlene Lundin and Families Bernice “Bunny” Boden Kern Robert R. Casey Daigrepont & Brian Anonymous The Shobe Financial Group Greg Stark Ruth Kimbrough Sam H. Kimbrough Horace Knight Irma T. Knight Mary Katherine Knight Myron, Nancy and Shelly Munn Charles G. “Charlie” Koon Brenda S. Russell Claudia Hooks Kramer Garvin and Anne Sharp Cheryl Krause Vickie Duplessis Pitre Isadore Labbe Lucille Labbe Eileen McCurnin Landry Anonymous Patsy Langlois James C. Langlois Colby Sebastian LaPlace Helen Harbourt Ruth M. Wilkinson Roy J. Laran Fred and Jo Ann Impastato Maxine Wilson Larimore Helen Harbourt Anna Lee LeBlanc Vicky, Linda, Danny, Calvin, Claire, Tammy, Layne and Lynn Eloys “Lois” LeBlanc Joanne K. Zimmerman Rene LeBlanc Rita G. LeBlanc Sharon Ledet Michael A. Ledet Clifton S. LeSage Alice and Tonya LeSage Charles L. Little, Jr. William and Marcia Little Catherine Lombardo Anthony and Lena Mae Lombardo James and Grace Lombardo Anthony and Lena Mae Lombardo Joseph Lombardo Anthony and Lena Mae Lombardo Malina Lombardo Anthony and Lena Mae Lombardo Katherine Hattic Long Pamela Long Wofford

Mary Ann Keene Longacre Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Stuart Joseph Lopinto Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rivet Charles Plaisance Lorio Chase and Cherie Chassaignac Rachel Lorio Mr. and Mrs. Rayne S. Lorio Leonard Lowe Bill and Rene’ Firesheets Ikey Lucas Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Romero Richard A. Lucas Mrs. Richard Lucas Bentley B. Mackay, Jr. Katherine F. Mackay Ross Maggio, Sr. Joe and Judith Kelly Kimberly R. “Kim” Manship Employees of The Advocate Carol Anne and Sid Blitzer Leslie and Jim Browning Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Campbell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. G. Lee Griffin Mark Bensabat, Robert Schneckenburger, and Your Friends at JPMorgan Chase Bank Richard and Susan Lipsey Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Connie M. Planche Todd and Kelli Stevens Ann Wilkinson John Manuel Janet Marquette Jim Margruder JoEllen Voinche’ Lillian D. Marques Dr. Kenneth R. and Rev. Janet D. Hogstrom Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marquette Ira Lee Landry Deceased Members of the Charles Mascarella Family Marion L. Mascarella Maw Maw Pearl Anonymous Emmanuel Finch Mayeux Randall and Linda Angelle Cyril Ann McBride Billy and Janet Heroman M. Aubrey McCleary, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James R. Purgerson, Jr. Amy McClendon Pearl and Daniel Fazekas Roger Lee McClung Vernie P. Kent Elsie Billie Sayes McClure Myra McClure Mansur R. W. “Gary” McClure and Families Jane Garic McDaniel Debbie, Barry, Heidi, Carrie, Garic and Cullan, and Pretty Girl Chip McDonald Linda and Fred Grace Willis McGee Dudley and Billie Trigg Sean James McKnight Helen Harbourt Anthony J. Mecca Dr. F. J. Impastato Chet David Melancon Mr. and Mrs. James Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. Poncho Heintze and Family Dr. Lee Melton Dr. and Mrs. Edward Dunigan


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Thomas E. Patrick Golda Patrick Charles R. Paul Pete and Janice Gremillion Elizabeth Tate Peters Bill and Cherie Peters Gloria Peyronin Josephine Nixon Emeline Phillips Bobby and Beth Phillips James E. Phillips, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. J. Huntington Odom Barbara Roberts Gail Pilgrim Carole Guillory Connie Nell Pinell Mr. and Mrs. William J. Huffmaster Bill Pinkerton Bill and Cherie Peters Dr. David Pipes Planche Connie Planche Daniel and Mary K. Schuessler Lorraine Kunz Planche Connie Planche Daniel and Mary K. Schuessler Leroy J. Portal Dianne Smith Smiley Juli Porterie Dennis A. Pennington Louis Pourcy Clay and Merlie Hunt Nancy Praeg The McCann Family Mellie Mayer Preis Richard and Torie Preis Della L. Prine Mr. and Mrs. James N. Prine Dr. Charles Prosser Josephine Nixon William James Rainwater Mike and Judy Thompson Jerry Ramirez Vera M. Ramirez Wade Bynum “Randy” Randolph, Jr. Jane Randolph Dr. and Mrs. M. J. Rathbone, Jr. Jack and Randee Rathbone Ann Wilkinson John R. Raush Mr. and Mrs. Donald Houde Charles F. “Rex” Record, Jr. June S. Record Kenneth C. Reibert Mona and Vernon Fabre Pam, Jason and Natalie Reibert Karen Rails Connor Gatlin and Rebecca Gatlin Madeline Riche Mary and Charles McCowan Paul R. Riedlinger Mr. and Mrs. William F. Hames, Jr. Pierre Roberts Board of Directors, Management and Employees of Associated Grocers, Inc. Johnny Robertson Glandel G. Robertson Wanda Rodgers Mr. and Mrs. Winston F. Robbins, Jr. Bertrand H. Roussel Pamela Roussel Fry Dr. John S. Roussel, Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Edward P. Dunigan J. P. Roussel Alma Eloise Russell Anonymous Regina Sanchez Mrs. Donald Webre Hazel Sanders Joe and Judith Kelly

Norman G. Satawa Joseph and Patricia Van Leen H. Norman Saurage, Jr. Board of Directors, Management and Employees of Associated Grocers, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Campbell, Jr. Louis Curet Friends at JPMorgan Chase Bank JPMorgan Chase - Private Client Services - Kevin Knobloch Michael and Jill Kantrow Manual Martinez Sancy H. McCool Ann Wilkinson George Robert Sbravati Robert Blumberg Everett C. Schaefer Brenda S. Frederick Lillian Champagne Schaefer Brenda S. Frederick Edgar Joseph “Ed” Schexnayder III Leah Schexnayder Medine Bernard Schmulen Lynn and Felix Weill Carolyn R. Schmulen Hal “Buck” Macmurdo Mr. and Mrs. Clay C. Weill Lynn and Felix Weill Rhonda Scullen Billeann Riddle Terry Alton “Spec” Seal Brad and Joy Barnett Denise Farrington Kay and John Sturdivant Wallace Sevin George M. Schaffer Eugene W. Shaffer, Jr. Leah A. Shaffer Florence “Pat” Sharbaugh Helen Harbourt Walter Siebert Joe and Judith Kelly Margaret Ann Sproles “Tippy” Simmons Susie Simmons Gautreau Janice Davis Singletary Juliet S. Dougherty Mrs. Hester Louise Smelley George and Lowry Griffon Howard W. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Daigle Leroy Smith Charles and Geri Hunt Louis E. Smith, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Daigle Oran Arthur Smith, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Landaiche Julie and Philip LeBlanc and Family Lynn and Cherie Schofield Ethel L. Smith Todd and Pennie Smith Robert J. “Bob” Smith Bobby, Kathleen, Kim, and Families Verda S. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Daigle William E. Smith, Sr. Katie Smith Haley Ed Snakenberg J. Todd Reeves Verna Soileau Joe and Judith Kelly Mary Rose Sorrells Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Romero Homer Dale Spaht, Sr. Sue L. Spaht Swango Wilson Stafford Mrs. S. W. Stafford and Family Marie Standifer Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Phillabaum

Jake Staples Julie and Alex Chappo Blaise and Eula Mae Stemas Anonymous Jill Stevens Frankie Favre The Manuel Family Alexander Truman “A.T.” Stewart Betty and Scott Stewart Jane S. Stewart Mei, Maggie, Todd and Wendy Stewart Joyce and Clark Stoner Jerry, Mitzi and Matthew Bourgeois Susan Faust Straley Dr. Richard A. Magill Lilly Zelmodine Stubbs Joseph and Ruby Stubbs Charles D. Sylvest, Sr. Drs. Chris and Gay Winters James Sylvest William E. Russell Leon Toups Mr. and Mrs. G. Lee Griffin Todd and Kelli Stevens Ann Wilkinson Bernard C. Trahan Tom and Sandra Hufstetler Louis Trammel Jim and Juanda Lyle Dolores “Dodie” Treen David C. Treen Marilyn C. Trepagnier Pamela C. King Robert Tullier Myrtle T. Doize Mary B. Tullier Sue Tullier Myrtle T. Doize Mary B. Tullier Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Valluzzo Nancy and Charles Valluzzo John Valentine ‘Val’ Vignes II Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Victor Vignes Victor Vincent Darryl and Theresa Vincent Lynne Vorsanger Ruth Papizan Wallace Waddell Cheryl Waddell David Allen Waguespack Tee and Kate Brown Mr. and Mrs. Dudley W. Coates Marie and Paul Crespo Al and Carolyn Flettrich Joe and Linda Laughlin Richard and Susan Lipsey Anonymous Anne and Paul Marks, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Mayo Carol and Marvin Smith Todd and Kelli Stevens Anonymous Laura and Tommy Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Todd Waguespack Waguespack & Gallagher, LLC Rebecca Russo Walker Ann Wilkinson Woman’s Hospital Carol Joyce “Joy” Wall Cheryl and Clay Dugas Jack Frawley Kenneth George and Family Anonymous Marilyn M. Hall Neil LeJeune Peter and Mindy O’Donnell Janet L. Slosberg Mr. and Mrs. Dane T. Velie

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Patsy Walton Dr. and Mrs. R. A. Radzikowski Janet Webb Anonymous Cynthia Weintraub Weber Byron and Susan Rosenthal Kantrow Jasper Lee Weeden Helen Harbourt Karen Weilbacher Henry A. Weilbacher Gary Weill Lynn and Felix Weill Ruth and Gus Weill Lynn and Felix Weill Jack Wells Harriet and Roger Brown Jenny Wells and Family Christy-belle L. West Llona W. Arceneaux Charles Walter White Robelynn Abadie and Wayne Brackin Peggy Whitehead Robert and Lydia Brunet Linda Sue O'Dell Wiegand Mr. and Mrs. George G. Griffon James C. Wiggins Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Felder John Carter Wilkinson Dr. and Mrs. Mortimer F. Currier Mary Wilkinson Anonymous Eugene A. “Mickey” Williams Ms. Mary Lou R. Williams Lee Anner Williams Macedonia Free Baptist Church Vera P. Williams Patricia L. Evans Marian Burkart Winters Drs. Chris and Gay Winters Genora Caroline Wire Mrs. David G. Wire Floyd A. Witt Helen S. Witt Deceased Members of the Yambilee Campers Yambilee Campers of Opelousas James E. Ziegler Sam H. Kimbrough

In Honor of… Leo and Insa Abraham Lynn and Felix Weill Jim Ahrend Robert and Donna Egan Mr. and Mrs. Frank Alessi Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Marsha Alford Tim and Cindy Moore Dr. William A. Anderson Laura and Tommy Thompson Theo Andre, Jr. Pat and Stella Bergeron Dominick Anzalone Robert and Donna Egan Grace Anzalone Robert and Donna Egan Robert J. Arnold Wynn L. White Consulting Ann Arrighi Arrighi Simoneaux Commercial Construction Maureen Arthur Teresa M. Clark Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Ashbeck Judie and Ed Dunigan Ludovic Aucoin Joyce York

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Mr. and Mrs. James Bailey Dr. and Mrs. Milton Harris John R. Baker, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. H. Norman Saurage III Jerry Baldwin Janet Baldwin Mr. and Mrs. George Ball Sancy H. McCool John Barton, Jr. Todd and Kelli Stevens Dr. and Mrs. E. D. Bateman Dr. and Mrs. Frank McDavitt Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bateman Barrie and Lee Griffin Kristin Batulis Noël Parnell Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bayhi W. George Bayhi Amy Benton Todd and Kelli Stevens Jimmy Benton Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fraenkel II Mr. and Mrs. Lee Berg Todd and Kelli Stevens Dr. Bryan Bienvenu Curtis Lindsey Darryl and Denise Mraz Todd and Kelli Stevens Margaret Biggio Noël Parnell Dr. and Mrs. Frederic Billings Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Schexnayder Dr. Frederic T. Billings Pat and Pete Boudreaux Todd and Kelli Stevens Charles and Rita Billups Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Allen Black Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Schexnayder Mr. and Mrs. Lee Blackwell Hillar C. Moore, Jr. William Blount Anonymous Dick and Artie Bobo Anonymous Eddie Boettner Wynn L. White Consulting Leon and Susan Bombet Lynn and Felix Weill Ronnie and Louann Bombet Lynn and Felix Weill Tom Boone Noël Parnell Dr. Peter J. Bostick Todd and Kelli Stevens Eric Botnick Wynn L. White Consulting Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bott Richard J. Weiser Patricia Boudreaux Dot Duncan Robert J. Bourgeois Rollo J. Bourgeois, Jr. Rodney J. Bourgeois Wynn L. White Consulting Michael Bowdin Wynn L. White Consulting Clay Boyce Wynn L. White Consulting Jane T. Boyce Mr. and Mrs. James H. Boyce III Lynn and Felix Weill Dr. and Mrs. Harold Brandt Lynn and Felix Weill Mr. Charles Brelet Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Brian Bristow Wynn L. White Consulting

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Kim Brooks Ms. S. E. Stafford Frederick D. Broussard Vida V. Broussard Imogene N. Brown Ann Wilkinson J. Terrell Brown Tee and Kate Brown Karl Bruchhaus Wynn L. White Consulting Dr. and Mrs. Malton Joseph Bullock Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Schexnayder Marion Burley Jo Ann Burley Joan Butt Hal Butt Paul Calais Wynn L. White Consulting Dr. and Mrs. George Caldwell Judie and Ed Dunigan Dr. David Caletri Todd and Kelli Stevens Mrs. Everett Cameron Judie and Ed Dunigan John Robert and Tina Camp Hilda C. Byrd Richard and Stephanie Camp Hilda C. Byrd Joseph Campbell Todd and Kelli Stevens John T. Campo Wynn L. White Consulting Cancer Patients Bill and Pat Bradford Courtlands Catering Sarah F. Mitchell Wal-Mart #0485 - Donaldsonville, LA Bunnie Cannon Noël Parnell Dr. and Mrs. Richard Carter Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Schexnayder Certified/LVI Environmental Services, Inc. Wynn L. White Consulting Kevin Champagne Todd and Kelli Stevens Marion J. Chaney, P. E. Wynn L. White Consulting Chemotherapy Room Nurses Ms. S. W. Stafford Norman Chenevert Wynn L. White Consulting Tommy Christian Wynn L. White Consulting Sally Reardon Clark Teresa M. Clark Albert D. Clary Wynn L. White Consulting Todd C. Clement Wynn L. White Consulting Dudley Coates Todd and Kelli Stevens Glenn Coburn Wynn L. White Consulting James and Travis Coleman Anonymous D. Allan Collette, P. E. Wynn L. White Consulting Peter and Libby Corby Anonymous David Corona Wynn L. White Consulting Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Corsentino Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Beth Courtney Todd and Kelli Stevens J. W. Courtney Wynn L. White Consulting

Olive Covington Carley Bourgeois Dot Craig Barrie and Lee Griffin Kathy Craig Duane and Kathy Crain Bill and Maretta Creveling Anonymous Steve Crowder Wynn L. White Consulting Michael G. Cullen, Jr. Wynn L. White Consulting Kim Cupp Hilda C. Byrd Louis Curet Albert Fraenkel Dr. and Mrs. Milton Harris Katherine S. Spaht Todd and Kelli Stevens Lynn and Felix Weill Ann Wilkinson Thomas D. Daggett Wynn L. White Consulting Linda Ann Daigle Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Daigle Teresa Daigle Todd and Kelli Stevens John B. Davis II Wynn L. White Consulting Dr. and Mrs. Richard DeRosa Sancy H. McCool Dr. Wesley J. Desselle Sancy H. McCool Devoted Physicians Margaret Geddes David Dill Wynn L. White Consulting Dr. Raul Doria Todd and Kelli Stevens Rose Mullins Duba Anonymous Susan Duncan Noël Parnell Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dunigan Judie and Ed Dunigan Robert E. “Bob” Easterly Anonymous Robert Egan Donna Egan Gary J. Elkins Wynn L. White Consulting Dr. James Ellis Todd and Kelli Stevens EMSL Analytical, Inc. Wynn L. White Consulting Jesse Engbrock Wynn L. White Consulting Robert E. Evans Wynn L. White Consulting Rodney Falgout Lucille V. Falgout Tony and Marybeth Fargason Sancy H. McCool Dr. Robert Fields Curtis Lindsey Todd and Kelli Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fish Nona and A. K. McInnis Linda M. Foto Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Mancuso Joseph Frasca Wynn L. White Consulting Peter Frasca Wynn L. White Consulting Paul J. Fredrickson II Wynn L. White Consulting Marc Friedlander Lynn and Felix Weill


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Todd and Kelli Stevens Johnny and Lois Trussell Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hargroder Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Nancy F. Harmann Wynn L. White Consulting Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harper Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Terry C. Harper, OHST Wynn L. White Consulting Dr. and Mrs. Milton L. Harris Laura and Tommy Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hawkins Sancy H. McCool Paul Haygood Dr. and Mrs. Milton Harris Harold Heath Wynn L. White Consulting Vickie Hebert Judy Dogua Linda J. Heflin Dr. Thomas B. and Susan C. Heflin Mr. and Mrs. Ed Henderson Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Schexnayder Dr. Greg Henkelmann Theda Hodges Cahill Edmund “Bud” Jenkins Todd and Kelli Stevens Murdock Hereford Mrs. Silas Geralds Mr. and Mrs. Buzzy Heroman Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Schexnayder Ed Hightower Wynn L. White Consulting Caroline Hodge Mr. and Mrs. Wallace L. Adams Dr. Ken Hogstrom Todd and Kelli Stevens Mayor Melvin “Kip” Holden Todd and Kelli Stevens John Hopper Josephine Nixon Tommy Hymel Wynn L. White Consulting Rosemary James Ivan Pierce Dr. and Mrs. Ed Jeffries Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Schexnayder Dr. William L. Jenkins Wynn L. White Consulting Angie Jerome Doug Jerome Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Mark and Gail Varisco Dr. Sheldon Johnson Bishop and Mrs. Clarence C. Pope, Jr. Todd and Kelli Stevens J. Gerard Jolly Todd and Kelli Stevens Jerry and Donna Jolly Lynn and Felix Weill Albert Jones Wynn L. White Consulting Mrs. Billy Jones Althea Stilley Kurt Jones Wynn L. White Consulting Nancy Porter Jones Anonymous Robert Jones Wynn L. White Consulting Lucy Kadair Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kaufman Lynn and Felix Weill R. Gordon Kean Vida V. Broussard

Dee Keller Bill and Rene’ Firesheets Dr. John Kennedy Todd and Kelli Stevens Dr. Maurice King Todd and Kelli Stevens Diane Kirsch Teresa M. Clark Kenneth Klutts Wynn L. White Consulting Homer and Dotti Knost James and Deborah Knost Tom and Sandi Knost Homer and Dotti Knost Dr. and Mrs. Ken Koonce Judie and Ed Dunigan Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kott Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Alan Kratzer Wynn L. White Consulting Brad Kutchins Wynn L. White Consulting Sister Ann Lacour Wynn L. White Consulting C. J. Ladner Todd and Kelli Stevens Debbie Landry Noël Parnell Chris Langlois Wynn L. White Consulting Ted Laperouse Wynn L. White Consulting Olivera Lazic Zlatko Salihbegovic David and Sandy Leader Noël Parnell Sherrie Hammond LeBas Judie and Ed Dunigan Daly and Suzanne Lavergne Mabel LeBlanc Eric, Ann, Sarah and Adam LeBlanc Al Lemoine Wynn L. White Consulting Bob Lemoine Wynn L. White Consulting Dr. Renee Levine Todd and Kelli Stevens Charlotte Levy Mary Jane Smith Jane S. Van Reenen Dr. Richard Lieux Sancy H. McCool Lloyd Lindsey Wynn L. White Consulting Richard Lipsey Todd and Kelli Stevens Richard and Susan Lipsey Lynn and Felix Weill Susan Lipsey Lynn and Felix Weill Dr. Kenneth Lo Pam, Jason and Natalie Reibert Steven Stathes Todd and Kelli Stevens Steven B. Loeb Wynn L. White Consulting Jennifer Looney Noël Parnell Harry Lopez Wynn L. White Consulting Gary D. LoPiccolo, C. S. P. Wynn L. White Consulting Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Lovelace Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Schexnayder Gisela Lozada Anonymous Darlene Lundin Noël Parnell

Chad Lynch Wynn L. White Consulting Hank Malek Wynn L. White Consulting Simone Marcantel Jeanne Rougeau Mrs. Irma Marino Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Therapists Curtis Lindsey John Matessino Wynn L. White Consulting Van R. Mayhall, Jr. Wynn L. White Consulting Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. McArthur II Lynn and Felix Weill Frank McArthur Todd and Kelli Stevens Lori McCallum Todd and Kelli Stevens Dr. John McClelland Laura and Tommy Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Campbell McCool and Family Sancy H. McCool Sancy McCool Sarah and C.D. Romero Todd and Kelli Stevens Sybil M. and D. Blair Favrot Family Fund Lynn and Felix Weill Ken McCoy Noël Parnell Jane McCraney Tee and Kate Brown Dr. Harry McGaw Todd and Kelli Stevens Diane McKernan Todd and Kelli Stevens Jerry McKernan Mr. and Mrs. G. Robert Friedman Charles and Elise Kaufman Al and Catherine M. Lowe Lynn and Felix Weill Jerry and Diane McKernan Lynn and Felix Weill Janice McNabb Joe and Judith Kelly Laura McNiece Wynn L. White Consulting David McVea Robert and Vera McVea Rhonda Mealor Todd and Kelli Stevens Dr. Tom Meek Todd and Kelli Stevens Laura and Tommy Thompson Sybil Metrailer Noël Parnell Don and Shelley Minor Lynn and Felix Weill Rev. Dr. Eugene Mitchell Wynn L. White Consulting Shelley Mockler Todd and Kelli Stevens Felix Moore Wynn L. White Consulting Hillar Moore Lynn and Felix Weill Mr. and Mrs. John Moore Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Al Moreau Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Schexnayder Mr. and Mrs. Lester Moreland Mr. and Mrs. H. Norman Saurage III Hermann Moyse, Jr. Todd and Kelli Stevens

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Dr. and Mrs. Julius Mullins Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Schexnayder Stephen W. Mullins Wynn L. White Consulting Mrs. W. Warren Munson Dr. and Mrs. Milton Harris John Musso Wynn L. White Consulting Bud Navarre Wynn L. White Consulting David Nelson Wynn L. White Consulting Josephine Nixon Beverly Smiley Mr. and Mrs. John B. Noland Barrie and Lee Griffin Dr. and Mrs. Milton Harris Judy Nordgren Anonymous Paul Nowacki Todd and Kelli Stevens Wynn L. White Consulting Cynthia Nuckolls Craig Nuckolls Dr. and Mrs. Richard M. Nunnally Mr. and Mrs. H. Norman Saurage III Sean O’Keefe Todd and Kelli Stevens Larry Ourso, Jr. Wynn L. White Consulting Don Page Wynn L. White Consulting Mrs. Deno Pappas Sancy H. McCool Jeff Parent Wynn L. White Consulting Gloria Parrino Rose and Verne Brian Dr. Judd Patten Iva Nell Hogan Alice Maw Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Patterson Todd and Kelli Stevens Ranny G. Pearce Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pearce, Jr. Judy Pearce and Daughters Ralph and Billie Perlman Mr. and Mrs. Jerald L. Perlman Bill Peters Todd and Kelli Stevens Al Pickett Wynn L. White Consulting Ron Pilgrim Wynn L. White Consulting Connie Planche Noël Parnell Patty Sue Stevenson Dr. Kathleen Posey Sancy H. McCool Susanne Postlethwaite Wynn L. White Consulting Marvin R. Ragland, Jr., AIA Wynn L. White Consulting Joe Rains Amy H. Darbonne Julia Rambin Barrie and Lee Griffin Edward G. Randolph, Jr. Wynn L. White Consulting Lee Rayner Noël Parnell Mickey Reilly Wynn L. White Consulting Richard R. Rhoden Wynn L. White Consulting Don Richard Wynn L. White Consulting Mr. and Mrs. John N. Richard Richard H. Richard

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Harry and Suzie Roberts Mr. and Mrs. James M. Coleman Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Don Robinson Judie and Ed Dunigan Paula C. Rockhold Anonymous Larry Roedel Wynn L. White Consulting Jimmie Rome Faye M. Wildes C. David and Sarah Romero Sybil M. and D. Blair Favrot Family Fund Katherine Rose Sandra Hufstetler Noël Parnell Angela Sue Rosenthal Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Schexnayder Diane Ruiz Wynn L. White Consulting Dennis Russell Lisa DePaula-Russell Rodney Russell Wynn L. White Consulting James T. Sandifer, Sr. Wynn L. White Consulting Donna Saurage Todd and Kelli Stevens L. Cary Saurage II Mr. and Mrs. H. Norman Saurage III Linda L. Saurage Mr. and Mrs. H. Norman Saurage III Roland R. Saurage Mr. and Mrs. H. Norman Saurage III Wayne Savoy Wynn L. White Consulting Mr. and Mrs. Greg Scallon Hillar C. Moore, Jr. John and Connie Schiller Lynn and Felix Weill Harold M. Schmidt Barbara Schmidt Dr. and Mrs. Carl Schmulen Lynn and Felix Weill John D. Schneider Wynn L. White Consulting Mrs. Barbara Schwartzenburg Dennis Strickland Charles “Chuck” Schwing Todd and Kelli Stevens Mary Sentell Anonymous Anna Claire and Ed Seymour Sancy H. McCool Duke Shackelford Sancy H. McCool Dennis Shill Wynn L. White Consulting Harold Silverman, Ph.D. Todd and Kelli Stevens Joseph G. Simmons and Patricia Day Becky Simmons Joseph S. and Betty Simmons Becky Simmons Nicholas Simonette Wynn L. White Consulting Mr. and Mrs. Keith Simpson Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Richard M. Simses Wynn L. White Consulting John N. Singletary Dr. and Mrs. Milton Harris Gary A. Sligar Todd and Kelli Stevens Peggy and Charlie Smith Mr. and Mrs. James M. Coleman Anonymous Southern Medical Association/Alliance Staff Sancy H. McCool

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Dr. Derrick Spell Todd and Kelli Stevens Dr. and Mrs. Bob St. Amant Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Schexnayder Mr. and Mrs. Todd Stevens Lynn and Felix Weill Peter B. Stewart Todd and Kelli Stevens Emily Stich Beverly Smiley Debbie Strand-Johnson Wynn L. White Consulting Marion Sullivan Margaret S. Boudreau Gerry and Pam Sulzer Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Sumichrast Barrie and Lee Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Brad Supple Lynn and Felix Weill Dr. Robert Taylor Laura and Tommy Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Spiess Mary O. Thompson Wynn L. White Consulting Nalton Thompson Wynn L. White Consulting Paul Thompson Dr. and Mrs. Milton Harris Todd and Kelli Stevens Dr. and Mrs. Ken Tipton Judie and Ed Dunigan Henry Toups Loving Family Members Mitch Trahan Wynn L. White Consulting Josh Trowman Wynn L. White Consulting Brenda Truxillo Todd and Kelli Stevens Jim Tucker Wynn L. White Consulting Joe Tudor Wynn L. White Consulting E. H. Turner, Jr. Wynn L. White Consulting Mr. and Mrs. J. Glenn Turner Barrie and Lee Griffin Lee and Dianna Underhill Lynd Matt Mr. and Mrs. Fred Underwood Barrie and Lee Griffin Luis Hernan Valdivia Anonymous John Van Voorhies Wynn L. White Consulting Alana Vaughn Todd and Kelli Stevens John C. Vicklund Wynn L. White Consulting Paul Voorhies Wynn L. White Consulting Dr. Jim Wade Laura and Tommy Thompson D. Randolph Waesche Todd and Kelli Stevens Dr. and Mrs. Williams D. Wall Sancy H. McCool Dr. Jan Wampold Sancy H. McCool Berlin Wascom Jewel Wascom Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Webb Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Mark Webre Wynn L. White Consulting Mr. and Mrs. Hil Wegener III Hillar C. Moore, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Hil Wegener, Jr. Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Lynn Weill Noël Parnell Lyn and Carl Schmulen Ann Wilkinson Lynn and Felix Weill Sancy H. McCool Doug Welch Wynn L. White Consulting Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Wenzel Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Dr. John Scott Wharton Sancy H. McCool Darrell and Zanie Whitehead Hilda C. Byrd Marjorie Whitehead Judie and Ed Dunigan Mark and Terri Whitehead Hilda C. Byrd Will and Jean Wilcox Becky Simmons Bill Wilkie Wynn L. White Consulting Ann Wilkinson Noël Parnell Dr. and Mrs. Jim Williams Sancy H. McCool Lee Williford Wynn L. White Consulting Clyde V. Wilson Mrs. Jane Wilson Jamie Wilson Noël Parnell Bill Winters Anonymous Bishop and Mrs. Robert Witcher Barrie and Lee Griffin Dr. Fay L. Woo Sancy H. McCool Trisha Wright Todd and Kelli Stevens Alan J. Yee Wynn L. White Consulting Mary Ellen Young Wynn L. White Consulting Ron and Anne Zappe Mr. and Mrs. James M. Coleman Anonymous Daneen Zeringue Wynn L. White Consulting


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A Visionary's Legacy Lives On To honor the memory of Anna B. Lipsey, the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation Board of Directors changed the name of the Legacy Builders recognition society to the Anna B. Lipsey Legacy Builders. Anna B. Lipsey was a visionary. In the 1960s, she saw the need for a local cancer center that would provide treatment for all. Working alongside founding chairman Dr. M.J. “Jack” Rathbone, Jr., her inspired leadership brought the community together to create Mary Bird Perkins. And 35 years later, the legacy she helped to create lives on through what is now a nationally recognized cancer center always on the forefront of cancer fighting research, technology, prevention, education and patient care. Community support in the fight against cancer is as important today as it was when Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center was established over 35 years ago. We invite you to explore ways your gifts can save lives and make a difference in our community now and for years to come. People like you have already stepped forward to support the endowment. We are especially grateful to our Anna B. Lipsey Legacy Builders, donors who have made outright gifts of $10,000 or more to the endowment or who have named or told us they intend to name the Foundation as a beneficiary in their estate plans or other charitable gift plan.

~ Anna B. Lipsey, August, 1979 Her devotion to the cause of fighting cancer inspired the movement toward creating a local cancer center.

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Introducing the Anna B. Lipsey Legacy Builders


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The Ease of Making a Bequest You may have thought about including Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation in your estate plan because we have been an important part of your life and your community. Although you can carry out this good intention in many ways, the easiest method is through a bequest in your will. HERE ARE THREE TYPES OF BEQUESTS: • A specific bequest leaves the recipient a specified amount of money or an identified item, such as a vacation home. • A residuary bequest disposes of all or a portion of assets remaining after everything specified in your estate has been distributed. • A contingent bequest designates that a beneficiary receives all or some of your estate dependent upon a specific condition. Most wills are not difficult or expensive to prepare. Unfortunately, many people put off doing so until it’s too late. Wouldn’t you rather take charge and have a will that says something about you and your values? Your will allows you to provide security for family members and loved ones. Favorite possessions can be passed on to someone special. This vital document also provides a way to identify and support the causes and organizations that are important to you, like Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation.

Pictured with Mr. Delaune are (l to r): Paul Nowacki, CFO; Lynn Weill; Todd Stevens, president and CEO.

DeLaune Selects Charitable Gift Annuity For Planned Gift

On February 28, 2007, Mr. L. Boyd Delaune (second from right) entered into a charitable gift annuity with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation. Delaune wanted a way to give back. Charitable gift annuities are an excellent method of achieving philanthropic goals and gaining substantial tax benefits. For more information on making a gift to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation, please contact Lynn S. Weill, V.P. for Development, 225.215.1201 or visit www.marybirdfoundation.org. You may complete the enclosed envelope to obtain more information and request a confidential proposal. As always, we encourage you to seek professional counsel when making important financial decisions.

SAMPLE BEQUEST LANGUAGE

A SPECIFIC BEQUEST “I leave the sum of $10,000 to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation.”

A RESIDUARY BEQUEST “I leave 10 percent of all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation.”

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A Woman With a Plan

Robelynn Abadie, LUTCF, RFC, CSA and CEO of Abadie Financial Services, built her highly successful insurance business totally on her own – from the ground up – almost 30 years ago. She said it wasn’t exactly a cake walk. “I married young and soon found myself as a single mother of two with no means of support. I really struggled.” For a piano major who aspired to become a concert pianist, life for Abadie certainly had taken a major detour. A native of Denham Springs, Abadie believes any success she has had is because her walk through adversity gave her compassion. “I was on that walk for a very long while. I love what I do because now I can help other people take care of their lives. It feels good to give back.” When her younger brother died six years ago, though not from cancer, Abadie knew Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center was his favorite charity. “I made a gift to honor his memory, and I started to find things out that made me want to continue giving,” she said. “For starters, I had no idea Robelynn Abadie, the Center treated indigent on leaving a people for free. When I got planned gift. into it more and read about the research and the amazing

technology, I realized we have a world-class cancer treatment facility right here in Baton Rouge.” She said reading the personal stories about Mary Bird patients has motivated her to help those who don’t know there is help for them. “It used to be that a diagnosis of cancer was a death sentence. Now, because of places like Mary Bird Perkins, that’s just not so.” Abadie’s memorial gift grew to an annual gift and then to the purchase of a life insurance policy for the endowment upon her own death. “So many people don’t realize how easy it is to do that. They think of stock and property rather than insurance,” she said. “The insurance policy will actually allow me to give more to Mary Bird Perkins when I die than while I’m living.” Its value will be divided among several charities through a donor advised fund at the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Million Dollar Round Table – the premier organization for financial service and insurance professionals representing top agents from 74 countries. Only 20% of insurance agents are women. It’s not surprising that Abadie is among them, or that she went back to complete her musical studies. The last two years she has been studying philanthropic giving. “I’m in the business of planning, so I’m always looking ahead. I like to talk to people about planned gifts. People make plans for everything else but not a lot make planned gifts.” Abadie’s determined to change that. “What a way to go out,” she said. “What a great way to give back.”

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Anna B. Lipsey Legacy Builders Anna B. Lipsey Legacy Builders is comprised of individuals who have made or have notified Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation 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 programs are also recognized as Legacy Builders. Through their generosity, the following individuals are helping MBPCCF to build a long-term sustainable endowment fund and provide for the stewardship of such funds in order to provide financial support to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and other nonprofit entities that are established, and have demonstrated the ability to conduct cancer-related programs or provide services that reduce cancer incidence and mortality, or improve the quality of life for those affected by cancer.

Robelynn H. Abadie Tom and Lisa Adamek Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. John W. Barton, Jr. Mr. John W. Barton, Sr. Mark and Kathy Bensabat Mr. and Mrs. James M. Bernhard, Jr. Evelyn Campbell Beven * Dr. and Mrs. Frederic Billings III Mrs. Jane Thibaut Boyce Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Campbell, Jr. Pat Cheramie Beverly and Dudley Coates Estate of Jess Willard Cockerham Estate of Charles Newsam Conner Estate of Violet T. Crum Estate of Jean H. Curet Mr. Louis D. Curet Mr. D. Cecil Delaune * Ms. Elaine T. Delaune Leonard Boyd Delaune Estate of Hazel Ewing Estate of Isiah J. Ewing Leon Ford IV and Helen Ford Dufreche Charlie V. Giambelluca * Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Greer, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Griffin David S. Hanson, MD and Jolene K. Johnson, MD Mrs. Cecile B. Harrell * The D. Jensen Holliday Family Fund Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon A. Johnson Jerry and Donna Jolly Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Jones Estate of Esther Kent Estate of John Barker Killgore Estate of Shirley Coppenex Killgore

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Mary Alicia * and Bettye * Lauret Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Lipsey Mrs. Paula Garvey Manship * Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. McArthur II Mrs. Sancy H. McCool Chuck * and Ruth McCoy Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. McKernan Estate of Lady Katharine McLaurin Dr. and Mrs. Tom J. Meek, Jr. Estate of Marguerite H. Mills Mr. Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Mr. Thomas J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Moser Mr. and Mrs. Hermann Moyse III Estate of Rosalie Moyse Estate of Stephen R. Musso Earl E. Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Nowacki Miss Emogene Pliner * Mr. and Mrs. David C. Price Ms. Barbara V. Rathbone Estate of Dr. and Mrs. M. J. Rathbone, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Richard Rathbone Suzanne and Jackie Rome Anonymous Elaine Kessler Schudmak * Ms. Ruth C. Sessions Beverly Carson Smiley Todd and Kelli Stevens Peter and Paige Stewart Emily C. Stich Dr. and Mrs. O. M. Thompson, Jr. Felix and Lynn Weill Ann Wilkinson * Deceased


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Community Support Groups, Events and Activities Cancer Survivor Support Group of Pointe Coupée Cancer survivors, family and friends gather to provide support, share experiences and discuss successful coping techniques.

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, 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. Caregiver Connection Designed for caregivers to share hope and support. For more information or to register, call 985.871.5974. 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. H.O.P.E. (Bereavement Support Groups) Free to the public, two eight-week workshops will be offered to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. This group, facilitated by Hospice of Baton Rouge’s Bereavement Coordinator and Chaplain, meets on Monday evenings or Tuesday mornings at the HBR office at 9063 Siegen Lane. For workshop dates and times, contact Hospice of Baton Rouge at 225.767.4673. The Hope Chests 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. Hospice of Baton Rouge Free-to-the public, six-week grief workshops will be offered to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. The groups, which are held on Monday evenings or Tuesday mornings, meet at the Hospice of Baton Rouge office at 9063 Siegen Lane, Suite A. For more information, or to register for a workshop, please contact Hospice of Baton Rouge at 225-767-4673. www.hospicebr.org 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 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 225.215.1225 Amy L. Benton, communications director Sally McConnell, communications manager Debby Vollmer, public relations manager/senior staff writer

issues that can go along with a cancer diagnosis. Contact the American Cancer Society at 800.ACS.2345 for details. Introduction to Bereavement Join us on the first Monday of every month from 11:30 - 12:30 to learn how we grieve and become aware of the bereavement services offered by Hospice of Baton Rouge. Bring a brown bag lunch. This group meets at the Hospice of Baton Rouge office at 9063 Siegen Lane. For more information, contact the HBR office at 225.767.4673. For more information, or questions concerning Bereavement Activities, please contact Joy Perilloux, Bereavement Coordinator at 225.767.4673. 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. Life Goes On 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. Look Good...Feel Better 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 makeup and shown how to wear wigs and turbans. Programs are offered on Mondays at facilities across Baton Rouge. Call 800.ACS.2345 to register. Offered every other month in both St. Tammany and Washington parishes. For dates/times call 985.898.4481. Lymphoma Support Group For patients with Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’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. 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 800.ACS.2345 for more information.

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 is designed to encourage and support those who have had a laryngectomy 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 800.ACS.2345 for more information. Ostomy Support Group 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 800.ACS.2345 for more information. 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 800.ACS.2345 for more information. Sisters Supporting Sisters 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.

To add your support group, event, or activity to our quarterly listing, please contact Sally McConnell, communications manager, at 225.215.1225, or by email at: SallyG@marybird.com.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center 4950 Essen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70809-3482 225.767.0847 Todd D. Stevens President/CEO

Lynn S.Weill Vice President for Development

PERKINS PERSPECTIVE is printed and mailed by Franklin Press. Renea Austin Duffin Executive Director/ C.A.R.E. Network

Brenda Truxillo Vice President/ Radiation Oncology Services

Greg C. Henkelmann, MD Radiation Oncologist/ Medical Director

© Copyright 2007 Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission from Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is prohibited.


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Seen here signing the Survivor Banner hosted by Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at the Baton Rouge Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure on Saturday, March 10, is 20-year breast cancer survivor Lynn Weill with husband Felix. Lynn is vice president for development and chief development officer of Mary Bird Perkins. The Center was a presenting sponsor of the 2007 event. Tammy Asmus, MBPCC chief radiation therapist, serves as the Baton Rouge Komen Affiliate President.

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