U2 Tribute Band to Headline Event Benefiting UAMS Cancer Institute

By Susan Van Dusen

The rock ‘n roll-themed party is set for 7:30-11 p.m. June 2 at the Cancer Institute  and will feature a concert by UZoo, The Authentic U2 Tribute Band Experience.

Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at www.cancer.uams.edu/rockstar or by calling (501) 526-2277. RockStar Lounge is sponsored by the Envoys, a Cancer Institute advocacy group.

Nashville-based UZoo has performed classic and new hits by U2 since they formed in 2009. They regularly perform across the region at clubs and music festivals. Guests also will enjoy a concert-themed atmosphere with specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

RockStar Lounge is presented by Natalie and Win Rockefeller and chaired by Tiffany and Daniel Robinson. Other sponsors include:  CDI Contractors, LLC; Cindy & Chip Murphy; Kum & Go; Apartment Hunters; Arvest; Frost, PLLC; Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC; Jennifer & Steve Ronnel; Alex & Hatim Smouni; Witsell Evans Rasco; Robert Wolfe and Wholesale Beer Distributors of Arkansas.

Envoys is an advocacy group whose mission is to advance the outreach efforts of the Cancer Institute by promoting its physicians, scientists, programs and vision in the local community and beyond. Membership is free, and volunteering hours are flexible. For information, visit www.cancer.uams.edu/envoys.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,800 students and 775 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.