Danyelle Musselman to Emcee UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s ‘Be a Part of the Cure’ Walk on April 30

By Marty Trieschmann

Danyelle Musselmann

Danyelle Musselman serves on the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Board of Advisors.

“Like many of us, I have lost friends and family members to cancer,” said Musselman, who serves on the Cancer Institute’s board of advisors. “Not one to sit on the bench, I’m lacing up my shoes and going on a walk to raise money to fight cancer of all kinds and help patients battling the disease right here in the Natural State.”

The walk is set for 8 a.m., Saturday, April 30, at War Memorial Stadium and outdoor course and will honor cancer patients, cancer survivors and those who have lost their battle with cancer, as well as raise funds for research programs at the Cancer Institute.

To register or donate, visit the event website at beapartofthecure.com.

The founding sponsor is Hickingbotham Investments, Inc. Supporting sponsors are Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Eisai Co., FIS, GlaxoSmithKline, Proton International, Stuart Cobb and Barbara Hoover.

Registration for adults is $25 and includes an event T-shirt. After April 1, the cost increases to $30. The cost for youth ages 14-17 is $10. Youth T-shirts can be ordered at an additional cost as long as supplies last.

“Our mission at the Cancer Institute is more important than ever as we see cancer impacting underserved areas disproportionately hard,” said Michael J. Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor and director of the Cancer Institute. “All Arkansans, regardless of where they live, should have access to the latest treatments.”

Walkers from across Arkansas are welcome to participate in person or virtually, rain or shine. Participants can enjoy live entertainment and food while also having the opportunity to learn about prevention, treatment and research programs provided by the Cancer Institute.

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is Arkansas’ only academic cancer treatment and research center, offering a full range of cancer therapies for all Arkansans, including the most recent advances in cellular and immunotherapy, chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. The Cancer Institute is the only provider of stem cell and bone marrow transplants in the state.

For more information about the walk, contact Bre Woodruff at blwoodruff@uams.edu.

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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