Day at the Races March 20 to Benefit UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

By Nate Hinkel

Day at the Races is set for 11:30 a.m. March 20 at the Oaklawn Jockey Club in Hot Springs. Guests will enjoy lunch and a silent auction featuring an original painting created at the event by Bob Snider. A donation of $50 per person is requested to attend.

Guests are asked to RSVP online at www.giving.uams.edu/dayattheraces or by calling (501) 526-2277. Seating is limited, and parking is available in the north parking lot near the north entrance.

Special guests will be Oaklawn track announcer Frank Mirahmadi and Oaklawn track handicapper Terry Wallace.

Honorary chairs for the event are Betty and Buddy Formby. Hosts are Bernard Cluck, Beryl Cumberworth and Elaine Gartenberg.

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is Arkansas’ only academic cancer center. The institute has more than 140,000 patient visits each year and sees patients from every Arkansas county, all 50 states and more than 40 countries.


UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state's Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Childrens Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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