MMR Recognizes National Cancer Prevention Month, Supports the Mission of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Offers Employees Cancer Prevention Education and Screenings

March 2, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – MMR was proud to partner with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center during February’s National Cancer Prevention Month, supporting the organization’s 50th Anniversary Give Day Campaign and mission to provide continued cancer services to thousands of patients and their families across southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. Throughout February, MMR brought cancer awareness, education and screenings to its employees in Louisiana through Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Prevention on the Go – Workplace Program.

“As a long-term cancer patient myself, I know firsthand the burden cancer places on individuals and their families,” said Jonathan Bruser, MMR Senior Vice President, Project Development. “We recognize and give thanks to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center for serving as an invaluable resource in our community over the past 50 years.”

On February 16, Mary Bird Perkins’ Give Day fundraising campaign commemorated the Cancer Center’s 50th anniversary and collected over $103,000 in funds to provide critical cancer care and support within the community. MMR was proud to serve as a Power Hour sponsor during the morning and afternoon hours to encourage giving and unlock additional support.

MMR also provided cancer prevention and education sessions and free, on-site skin cancer screenings at its Baton Rouge, Belle Chasse and Broussard offices through the Mary Bird Perkins Prevention on the Go – Workplace Program. Area dermatologists screened 70 MMR employees for skin cancer, and 9 employees with abnormal findings were referred to a specialty clinic and assisted by a Cancer Center nurse navigator to receive special support and guidance.

“MMR’s commitment to ensuring the health of its employees and supporting community cancer care is a gift that touches countless lives,” said Todd Stevens, President and CEO, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “It takes all of us working together to advance the fight against cancer. We are grateful for MMR’s partnership and applaud its unwavering dedication and support of the MMR workforce.”

MMR has participated in Mary Bird Perkins Prevention on the Go – Workplace Program since 2018, which brings early detection, education and screenings to worksites. After one year of involvement and first-hand witness of their care and compassion, MMR joined Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center as a corporate sponsor. MMR has since provided on-site skin cancer, oral cancer and breast cancer screenings as well as tobacco cessation counseling to employees in the Greater Baton Rouge area and across South Louisiana.

About MMR
MMR is the industry leader in instrumentation and electrical construction, maintenance and technical services. Under the leadership of President and CEO James “Pepper” Rutland, MMR continues to grow both regionally and nationally with 30 branch offices throughout North and South America. For more information on MMR or to inquire about services offered, please visit our brochure, website or call 225-756-5090. Like us on Facebook, LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter.

About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

As a regional destination for cancer care, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center offers the most advance technology and services provided by a dedicated team of nationally-recognized oncology experts. The Cancer Center provides best-practice, comprehensive care at every stage of the cancer journey, including disease

site-specific multidisciplinary care teams, a robust clinical research program, extensive supportive care services and is the only facility in the Gulf South with the revolutionary Leksell Gamma Knife®Icon™. The American College of Surgeons has named the Cancer Center a recipient of its prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award for three consecutive survey cycles. As a nonprofit organization, donor generosity is essential to sustaining the mission of improving survivorship and lessening the burden of cancer for so many throughout Southeast Louisiana and beyond. For more information on the Cancer Center, and how you can become involved, please visit

From left: MMR Group Marketing Director Amber Leach, MMR Group President/CEO James “Pepper” Rutland, Dr. Sarah McGinty of Louisiana Dermatology Associates, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Prevention on the Go – Workplace Coordinator Charity Gay

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