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Cancer Center celebrates spirit of volunteerism

Three prestigious awards, named after individuals who have supported cancer patients through volunteer leadership, were recently presented to several exemplary community members and an outstanding physician.

Three prestigious awards, named after individuals who have supported cancer patients through volunteer leadership, were recently presented to several exemplary community members and an outstanding physician.

The awards were presented at a special reception at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Tuesday, Dec. 11.

“All of the award recipients are superheroes among us—and for that, we all thank you for the respective roles you have played in helping take the fight against cancer forward in our community,” said Janice Guitreau, chair of the Mary Bird Perkins Joint Development Committee and member of the Cancer Center’s Board of Directors. “They are extraordinary people who give of their resources to make a difference, and their generosity deserves special recognition.”

The Hillar C. Moore, Jr., Memorial Outstanding Leadership Award was presented by Hillar Moore, Jr.’s sons, Hillar Moore, III, longtime supporter of the Cancer Center and also East Baton Rouge Parish’s district attorney, and Steven Moore, member of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation Foard of Directors, to Gerald “Jerry” T. Goss.

Goss has been a longtime volunteer and advocate of the Cancer Center, serving on both the Foundation board and the Cancer Center’s board. The award recognizes a Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center volunteer with unwavering dedication, outstanding leadership and a sense of responsibility in the fight against cancer.

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