Day at the Races March 19 to Benefit UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

By Susan Van Dusen

LITTLE ROCK — An upcoming event will offer the chance to enjoy an afternoon of thoroughbred racing while supporting cancer research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Day at the Races, an annual event presented by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, is set for 11:30 a.m. March 19 at Oaklawn Jockey Club in Hot Springs.

Tickets are $50 and include a buffet lunch. Purchase tickets in advance at or by calling (501) 686-6450. Seating is limited.

All proceeds from the event benefit the UAMS Cancer Institute, which offers research-driven, world-renowned cancer treatment. Clinical trials offer access to therapies unavailable elsewhere in Arkansas. A full range of treatments provided by highly trained specialists are available, including radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery. An array of support programs provides comfort and assistance from diagnosis through survivorship.

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 Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.