What an exciting time for me and for Miles Perret Cancer Services! As the new Director of Public Relations for MPCS, I'm so honored and excited to be part of a mission that is leading the way in cancer services in Southwest Louisiana. I feel so blessed this holiday season and every day I'm amazed by the impact MPCS is having on our community. So let me fill you in ....
Mobile Miles has been on the road for less than three months now and Miles Perret Cancer Services has already added 133 new clients from our monthly stops in Opelousas, New Iberia, Eunice, Crowley, Lake Charles, Morgan City, Franklin, Abbeville, Marksville, Mamou and Ville Platte. Even after such a short time, we can see just how big the need is, in rural communities, to have cancer services like the ones we provide. You can see when and where Mobile Miles is heading next on our calendar page.
We're decking the halls here at Miles Perret Cancer Services and spreading holiday cheer! Little elves (aka 16 dedicated MPCS volunteers!) have been busy wrapping more than 200 gifts for 113 children from families fighting cancer. This year 60 people, along with employees at Longman Russo, Stone Energy, EP Breaux, America's Pizza Company, Dwight Andrus, Our Ladies of Harley and Hamilton Medical Group, took part in The Giving Tree. The kids wrote wish lists and they each received two gifts --- a toy and a piece of clothing. Polly Pockets, PJ's and Star Wars stuff were popular this year. Thank you for making their wishes come true!
Miles Perret Cancer Services helps anyone with cancer in 12 parishes in Southwest Louisiana --- Any Cancer, Any Age, Anyone. In 2008, MPCS served almost HALF of all the people in Acadiana who learned they had cancer. That's more than 100 newly diagnosed cancer patients each month.
As so many of you know, all of the services are free and we are overwhelmed with gratitude for the support our community gives to Miles Perret Cancer Services. I think it's important for you to be able to see how the community's generosity is changing lives for people fighting and surviving cancer. I also want you to be able to share your thoughts about what's happening at MPCS and to create a dialogue about cancer services. That's why I started this blog. I'd love to hear from you!