BIENVENUE, MARY BIRD PERKINS FOUNDATION!
“Cancer prevention starts with a healthy lifestyle, so it is with great enthusiasm that we partner with the Louisiana Marathon. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is thankful for this unique awareness and philanthropic opportunity to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer.”
- Ethan Bush, Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
For over 40 years, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center has delivered with compassion and excellence the most advanced cancer care available. Our mission is to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer through expert treatment, compassionate care, early detection, research and education.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT MARY BIRD PERKINS:
In the late 1960s, sixteen community leaders headed by Dr. M.J. Rathbone, Jr. and Anna B. Lipsey saw the need for a community owned, nonprofit radiation cancer facility in the greater Baton Rouge area. With both the vision and financial support of the Baton Rouge community the Cancer Radiation and Research Foundation – now known as Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center – was established.In 1968, the Foundation held a capital campaign capped by a generous gift of land from philanthropist Paul D. Perkins, whom he made in honor of his late daughter, Mary Bird. In 1971, the Mary Bird Perkins Radiation Treatment Center opened its doors in Baton Rouge. After 14 years of operation, in 1985, Mary Bird Perkins relocated to its present site on Essen Lane and installed the first linear accelerator in the state. The following year, in 1986, the name of the center was changed to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.In 1988, the first satellite treatment center was opened in Hammond, followed by 3 more Centers in southeast Louisiana: Covington in 1998, Houma in 2008 and Gonzales in 2009From its inception, the mission of Mary Bird Perkins (MBP) has been to provide the highest quality radiation therapy and compassionate support to all patients and their families, regardless of ability to pay. This commitment, created by the Center’s founders, has been generously supported year after year by the local community.Today, Mary Bird Perkins is not only a leader in providing state-of-the-art radiation therapy across southeast Louisiana, but it is also bringing screenings and early detection programs, education and research to its 18-parish service area (Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Lafourche, Livingston, Point Coupee, St. Helena, St. John, St. James, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana and Washington). Through multiple innovative partnerships, Mary Bird Perkins is succeeding in its mission to fight cancer.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014
Marathon & The Half Marathon at The Louisiana Marathon – 7:00 a.m. Start
Finish Festival – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 or 4:00 p.m.
- Opening Act: Michael Foster Project – 9:00 a.m.
- Main Act: Big Sam Funky Nation – 11:00 a.m.
- Closing Act: Bucktown Allstars – 1:00 a.m.
- 15 Local Restaurants
- Louisiana Festival Showcase Tent
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014
The Advocate 5K – 8:00 a.m. Start
The Advocate Kids Marathon – following the 5K, 9:00 a.m. Start
Family Festival – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
- Local Kids Jazz Bands from Baton Rouge Schools
- Inflatables from 225 Inflatables
- Face Painters
- Ice Cream and Kid Treats
The Expo at The Louisiana Marathon with guest speakers and Pasta Dinner with Matt Long as the Keynote speaker
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
The Expo at The Louisiana Marathon 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
MATT LONG AT THE EXPO
In his book, The Long Run, he tells the story of his triumphant comeback after a serious crash and his journey to becoming an Elite Athlete.
Read more about his book at runnersworld.com.
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