RIGID Constructors Pushes Fundraising Over $1 Million for the Gonzales Area Foundation
The Gonzales Gala raised donations for the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales, LA.
LAFAYETTE, La., April 10, 2023 (Newswire.com) - On April 1, RIGID Constructors raised over $25,000 for the Gonzales Area Foundation at a fundraising event at The Great River Road Museum in Gonzales, Louisiana. The funds will go to the local Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center to further cancer care in Ascension Parish.
"It was an honor to help contribute to a great cause and help raise funding for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales," RIGID Constructors COO Mickey Suire said. During the live auction, Suire and RIGID Constructors bid on multiple items, with the last winning bid pushing the Gonzales Area Foundation over their announced goal to surpass its cumulative $1 million mark for the Cancer Center.
"It never ceases to amaze me how people in the community always come through each year," DeEtte De Armond, Gonzales Area Foundation founder and advisory board member, and the gala chair, said. "We are so grateful for RIGID Constructors' generous donation that allowed us to surpass our goal of $1 million in funds raised to support excellent cancer care right here in our community."
"RIGID Constructors is proud to have supported the Gonzales Area Foundation, and Mary Bird Perkins in their fight against cancer," said RIGID Constructors CEO Cody Fortier, whose family has been directly affected by cancer. "I look forward to personally speaking with Dr. Fontenot, Ph.D., MBA, president and CEO, Mary Bird Perkins, about the expansion of Mary Bird Perkins into the Acadiana region."
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center recently announced a new location in Opelousas, Louisiana, part of RIGID Constructors' service area.
"Generous supporters, such as RIGID Constructors and the Gonzales Area Foundation, provide the funds necessary to offer the highest level of community cancer care in rural areas," said Fontenot. We are bringing critical services to where people live, so they can continue to surround themselves with their families and other support systems that help immensely during a cancer journey. Thanks to donors powering our efforts in communities such as Gonzales, Opelousas, and others, Mary Bird Perkins is bringing our renowned cancer services and experts to these underserved locations and saving lives."
On Jan. 9, Opelousas General Health System (OGHS) and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center announced their partnership and are now accepting patients at the hospital's south campus in St. Landry Parish. With this partnership, Acadiana patients now have convenient access to Louisiana's largest team of cancer care specialists through the Cancer Center.
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is Louisiana's leading cancer care organization, caring for more patients each year than any other facility in the region. With strategic hospital and physician partnerships, as well as stand-alone Cancer Center locations, Mary Bird Perkins delivers on its mission to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer for residents, providing state-of-the-art treatments and unparalleled collaborative, comprehensive cancer services.
About RIGID Constructors
RIGID Constructors is a Louisiana-based, privately held construction company that started with the idea that innovation and technology are key components in providing first-class construction services and developing strong client relationships. We are committed to providing safe and quality service to our client base located throughout the Gulf Coast Region of the United States. RIGID Constructors provides Heavy Civil and Marine construction services to our clients in both the public and private sectors.
- MARY BIRD PERKINS CANCER CENTER PROVIDING CANCER CARE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OPELOUSAS GENERAL HEALTH SYSTEM
- Opelousas General Hospital partners with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Source: RIGID Constructors