The Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center just got a huge donation which will help fund free early detection cancer screenings, while making cancer care more accessible to the community.
Board members of Roux for a Reason Gumbo Cook-Off donated $40,000 to the medical facility recently – proceeds from the group’s second-annual gumbo cook-off, which took place on March 24 in downtown Houma.
More than 40 teams competed at the event and more than 500 people supported the day-long event.
The Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center offers free cancer screenings to the community through the use of the Early Bird Mobile Unit.
In 2017, 40 free screening events screened more than 770 people and 84 of those people were asked to seek further care due to abnormal findings and 7 were diagnosed with cancer.