Ascension Parish residents participated in free cancer screening event

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GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) — Ascension Parish residents participated in the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s fifth annual Live Well Ascension event on Oct. 9.

According to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (MBPCC) officials, free screenings were available for four different types of cancers and other health screenings.

“The Gonzales Area Foundation is honored to help provide potentially life-saving services to the residents of Ascension Parish,” said DeEtte DeArmond, a founding member of the Gonzales Area Foundation. “The partnership with Mary Bird Perkins is a great fit because we both feel strongly about ensuring area residents have access to the highest level of cancer care services. We thank the community for its support and we look forward to continue bringing Live Well Ascension to our friends, neighbors and loved ones for years to come.”

Over 110 cancer screenings took place at the event, according to MBPCC.

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