UAMS Cancer Institute Teams with Razorbacks in #StachesforSlive Campaign for Prostate Cancer Research

By Susan Van Dusen

The #StachesForSlive campaign, launched by the University of Arkansas (UA) Department of Athletics, honors retiring SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, who recently experienced a recurrence of prostate cancer. The campaign requests donations in Slive’s honor to the prostate cancer research program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Donations may be directed to cancer.uams.edu/movember.

The first 100 people to make a gift of $100 or more will receive an invitation to a mixer with the coaches and staff of Razorback Athletics and members of the UAMS Cancer Institute faculty prior to the Nov. 30 men’s basketball game vs. Iona at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. The invitation will include two tickets to the game.

The campaign also ties into the national No Shave November movement during which men grow beards or mustaches in November to promote awareness of men’s health issues. UAMS Cancer Institute doctors are joining members of the UA Department of Athletics executive staff to quit shaving throughout November.

Each participant’s photo is posted on StachesforSlive.com and will be updated weekly. Anyone can get into the action by posting photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the #StachesForSlive hashtag. Women can join the fun by being creative, coming up with their own version of a mustache and snapping a shot. After the updated headshots are posted Nov. 24, visitors will have a chance to vote for the best and worst mustaches and beards.



UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six 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 and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 822 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 throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.

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