Miles Perret Cancer Services is dedicated to easing the challenges of cancer. Our non-medical programs, provide vital assistance to clients, caregivers, and their families at no cost. Explore our programs, from the Back to School Project ensuring cancer-affected families have school supplies, to Creative Expressions offering emotional outlets, and more.
To Meet The Non-medical Needs
Cancer brings many challenges. At MPCS, we work to ease these challenges. Beyond our services, we provide programs throughout the year to meet non-medical needs of clients, caregivers, and their families. Thanks to generous donors in the community, our programs are provided at no charge.
Ensuring cancer-affected families have necessary school supplies
Back to School Project
MPCS and Junior League of Lafayette have teamed up to make sure that our clients and their children have the tools they need to get started for the new school year. Each August, this program takes care of school supply shopping for children who have cancer or children whose parents have cancer. At the end of summer, caregivers can submit their children's supply lists, and volunteers purchase school supplies.
Connecting community with children's wishes to spread holiday cheer
The Giving Tree is an annual program that offers help to families during the Christmas season. The program is offered to children and/or siblings (18 or younger living at home) of an active MPCS client. In our office, we have a Christmas tree filled with ornaments which feature a child's wish, age, and gender on it. Generous individuals, families, or groups in the community pull one or more ornaments from our Giving Tree. They shop for items and return unwrapped gifts to our office. (All wishes/gifts should be within the $35 limit.)
Bringing cancer services directly to families in 10 parishes
Mobile Miles hits the road each week to serve families fighting and surviving cancer in our 10-parish service area. It is like Miles Perret Cancer Services on wheels! Our support and services are open to those living in or receiving treatment in the 10 parishes.
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Crowley - Cancer Center of Acadiana, Lourdes Oncology Associates & OncoLogics
Lafayette - University Hospital & Clinic
Mamou - Savoy Cancer Center
New Iberia - Iberia Medical Center, OncoLogics, Ships Medical
Opelousas - Opelousas General Cancer Center (Main campus) & OncoLogics
Eunice - Cancer Center of Acadiana
Ville Platte - Evangeline Family Medicine
MOBILE MILES SERVICES
Mobile Miles provides a variety of services brought right to you. Some of these services include the Hope Chest (wigs, hats, scarves and turbans), mastectomy supplies nutritional supplements, durable medical goods and a small resource library.
Monthly outings for families to create lasting memories
SMILES for Miles
We provide an opportunity for families to have fun together through our SMILES for Miles program. One Saturday each month, we invite children 18 and under to bring their parents for an activity. In the past, activities have included the zoo, ice skating, children's museum, and art classes.
Sponsoring one of our programs is not only an opportunity for you or your organization to demonstrate a deep commitment to our community but also a way to actively contribute to the fight against cancer. By participating in our sponsorship initiatives, you become a crucial part of our mission to enhance the well-being of those affected by cancer, providing them with the support and care they deserve.