Mary Bird Perkins to Host Annual Cancer Screening Event

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is set to host its popular Live Well Baton Rouge event, which is an opportunity for local residents to access an array of free cancer screening and health resources. This year’s event will be held on May 18 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2250 Main Street in Baton Rouge.

This free community health event will allow residents to take advantage of four different types of cancer screenings, including breast, prostate, colorectal, and skin cancer. Blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose checks will also be available.

Live Well Baton Rouge will feature various health vendors, food, music, and fun activities for the entire family.

Appointments are encouraged and walk-ins are welcome for all screenings. Call (225) 425-8034 or visit to schedule an appointment.

Last year, approximately 100 capital area residents received a total of 171 screenings, with 21 requiring additional patient navigation. Nearly 42% of those participants had never been screened for cancer prior to the event. Additionally, more than 60% of participants reported being uninsured.

For more information about this event and other cancer screening opportunities in your community, please visit