October 1, 2007

Tiny Hands Monster Bash Oct. 27 to Benefit UAMS Family Home, Neonatal Nursery

LITTLE ROCK – Celebrate Halloween early by attending the Tiny Hands Monster Bash, a fundraiser benefiting the UAMS Family Home and UAMS Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Pavilion in the Park, 8201 Cantrell, in Little Rock.


 


Guests are invited to come in costume if they choose and enjoy cocktails, an auction, music by The Rockets, and hors d’oeuvres by Catering to You. Tickets are $50 in advance or $55 at the door. For information or to purchase tickets, call (501) 978-2903.


 


The UAMS Family Home is a private, nonprofit facility that offers comfortable and affordable housing to patients at the UAMS Arkansas Cancer Research Center (ACRC) and to parents of premature infants being cared for at the UAMS Medical Center. The Family Home also houses the ACRC Auxiliary Cancer Support Center.


 


The UAMS Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit is one of the most sophisticated facilities in the state, providing care for premature infants and those born with a variety of medical conditions.


 


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.