Bon Jovi Tribute Band to Headline UAMS Cancer Institute’s RockStar Lounge April 13

By Susan Van Dusen

The event starts at 7 p.m. April 13 at Cajun’s Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road, in Little Rock. Tickets are $50 in advance and $75 at the door. Order tickets at therockstarlounge.com or by calling (501) 686-7327. Sponsorships are available. Net proceeds benefit cancer research programs at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas of Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Formed in 2003, Slippery When Wet is officially authorized by Bon Jovi and has performed in venues across the country and aboard Royal Caribbean Cruises. Their high-energy show features classic Bon Jovi hits from “Blaze of Glory” and “Never Say Goodbye” to “Livin’on a Prayer.”

Presenting sponsors are Arkansas Federal Credit Union, FIS, and Win and Natalie Rockefeller. RockStar Lounge is an annual event hosted by the Envoys, an advocacy group of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation. The Envoys’ mission is to advance the outreach efforts of the Cancer Institute by promoting its physicians, scientists, programs and vision. Membership is free, and volunteering hours are flexible. For information or to become an Envoy, visit cancer.uams.edu/envoys.


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 recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six 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 Children's, 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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