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 www.walkforcancerresearch.org. 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; a 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. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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