Tiny Hands Monster Bash Costume Party Oct. 26 to Benefit Family Home, UAMS Preemies

By Susan Van Dusen

Tickets are $40 through Oct. 1 and $50 after that date. Purchase tickets by calling 512-468-0808. The party is open to guests 21 and older. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Family Home of Little Rock and the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

The evening’s entertainment will include live music; dancing; silent and live auctions; a costume contest; and hors d’oeuvres. Beer, wine and “monster juice” cocktails are included in the ticket price; a cash bar also will be available.

The Tiny Hands Monster Bash honoree is Janie Lowe, director of the volunteer services and auxiliary at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Presenting sponsors are Natalie and Win Rockefeller.

The Family Home is a private, nonprofit facility that offers comfortable and affordable housing to patients receiving outpatient treatment at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and to parents of premature infants being cared for at the UAMS Medical Center and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Since opening in 2003, the Family Home has housed more than 4,200 cancer patients, caregivers and new parents, including 125 families in 2017 alone. Residents have come from more than 30 states and several countries, including Bangladesh, Brazil and Trinidad.

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.