Village Walk for Cancer Research to Benefit UAMS Cancer Institute

By Susan Van Dusen

Cost to participate is $35. Participants may register on the day of the event or in advance at Walkers are invited to participate in memory or honor of a loved one.

Participants will gather at Cortez Pavilion and may walk any distance they desire along the Hernando Trail. In addition to the walk, the event will feature door prizes, a silent auction, lunch and live music.

Since it began 14 years ago, the Village Walk for Cancer Research has raised almost $500,000 for cancer research programs at the UAMS Cancer Institute. As Arkansas’ only academic cancer center, the UAMS Cancer Institute offers research-driven care and clinical trials unavailable elsewhere in the state.

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. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS 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 or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.