New Orleans, LA

Mauti Cancer Fund supports the STHS's Be Well Bus efforts

Curtis Macken

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Rich Mauti is a former New Orleans Saints wideout and special teamer. He hasn't played professional football in nearly three decades, but when it comes to cancer care, he's still part of the team. He presented St. Tammany Health System and St. Tammany Hospital Foundation leadership with a $6,250 check from the Rich Mauti Tennis Classic, an annual event designed to support cancer care on the Northshore, on Friday, August 13.

The gift was made possible by the Mauti Cancer Fund, which Mauti established in 1981 to raise funds for cancer research, education, and screenings. It is a one-of-a-kind organization dedicated to fighting cancer that is run entirely by volunteers (there are no administrative costs). Over the last four years, it has raised more than $3.5 million to improve cancer care for Louisiana patients.

This year's donation will benefit St. Tammany Health System's Be Well Bus, a 40-foot mobile community health unit that brings preventative health measures such as screenings and vaccinations to local fairs, festivals, employee-sponsored gatherings, and other events.

Some services available in the private clinical spaces of the Be Well Bus, in addition to education and outreach include mammograms, colorectal cancer screenings, skin cancer screenings, head and neck cancer screenings, labwork, and more.

The Be Well Bus from St. Tammany Health System comes in to provide everyone with easy, consistent access to what experts believe in the value of routine screenings and checkups in maintaining good health.

For more information about the Be Well Bus, visit http://StTammany.health/BeWell and to learn about the Mauti Cancer Fund, go to http://MautiCancerFund.org.

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