Tenth Annual Gala for Life Set for Sept. 29 To Benefit UAMS Arkansas Cancer Research Center

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – The 10th annual Gala for Life, an annual event benefiting the Arkansas Cancer Research Center (ACRC) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Peabody Little Rock.


The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing. Organized by the ACRC Foundation’s board of directors, the black-tie event will raise funds for cancer research.


Tickets to the Gala for Life are $250 per person. For more information about the event or to make a reservation, contact the ACRC Foundation at (501) 526-2277.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,200 students and 660 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.3 billion a year.


UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.