(Baton Rouge)—Cancer Services held a grand reopening reception on Dec. 7 to showcase the building’s client-focused renovation. The event hosted past CEOs, directors, board members, donors, volunteers and others to tour the facility and learn more about the organization’s future plans. The $150,000 renovation project was made possible by the generosity of the community and will ensure that every client’s needs and preferences are met.
“Cancer Services is eager to welcome clients back inside the building after being closed for a short time due to renovations and the pandemic,” said Nancy Gosserand, director, Cancer Services. “We are looking forward to working with everyone who comes and needs assistance, ensuring their needs are met, free of charge. As always, we diligently managed donor and funder dollars and repurposed equipment and space whenever possible. It is always our goal to make the most of every gift to the organization.”
During the pandemic and renovation, many services were continued virtually. Also, a drive thru was established for patients picking up supplies.
Clients will be offered services in the new wig boutique, healing arts space and multipurpose room. Support groups will now be held in the building and with a virtual option. For the first time, health programs like yoga and healthy meal preparation classes will be offered onsite as well. Children’s programs will be expand as Cancer Services seeks to fulfill the tremendous needs of kids impacted by cancer.
At the reopening, Cancer Services announced the launch of new initiatives including enhanced outreach to the underserved. The organization is working to increase awareness of how they can support those impacted by cancer and the many resources available. Cancer patients treated at any facility are eligible to become a client and participate in all programs.
Cancer Services’ office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and new clients are always welcome to visit the center at 550 Lobdell Avenue in Baton Rouge. An appointment can be made by calling (225) 927-2273. Visit canerservices.org for more information.
Pictured, l-r, Nancy Gosserand, Mimi Riche’, Whitney Craig, Jill Roshto and Connie Caldwell
About Cancer Services
Since 1959, Cancer Services has been improving life for those living with cancer by providing critical support to help families and individuals of all ages through the difficulties presented by a cancer diagnosis. Our goal is to provide therapeutic, free-of-charge support through counseling, support groups, exercise programs, adult and children’s programming as well as assistance in the form of nutritional supplements, emergency grants, wigs, medical equipment loans and more. In these ways and many more, we strive to serve the emotional, financial and physical needs of individuals and families living with, through and beyond cancer. Learn more at cancerservices.org.