UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Hosts Third ‘Be a Part of the Cure’ Walk on May 6

By Marty Trieschmann

Fox 16 news anchor, Donna Terrell, will emcee the event.

Walkers can choose a 1K or 5K route, both of which are wheelchair and stroller accessible. The 1K route is conveniently located adjacent to War Memorial Stadium. The 5K route goes through War Memorial Stadium and outdoor golf course. Now through March 31, early-bird registration costs $25 for adults and includes an event T-shirt. Youth and student registration is $10. Children 13 and under are free. After March 31, adult registration is $30.

To register, donate or learn more, visit

“Thousands of our friends and family are battling cancer right now,” said Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., director of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. “It’s more important than ever to bring our cancer community together to support patients and families and the work we’re doing at UAMS to bring advanced treatments to the state.”

Last year’s event drew more than 1,000 walkers and raised more than $240,000, which went to support cancer research, clinical trials and long-term survival studies.

“We want to build on the tremendous success we had in the first two years of the walk. We hope that even more Arkansans will come out to support their friends and family members who have been impacted by cancer,” said Birrer.

The Be A Part of the Cure Walk founding sponsor is Hickingbotham Investments, Inc.

The Cancer Institute is seeking additional sponsors who would like to support the Cancer Institute’s research and treatment programs. Visit for more information.

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is Arkansas’ only academic cancer research and treatment 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 Arkansas, and this summer it will open the state’s first proton radiation center in partnership with Arkansas Children’s, Baptist Health and Proton International.

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 eight 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, Institute for Digital Health & Innovation and the Institute for Community 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 3,275 students, 890 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 12,000 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 or Find us on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube or Instagram.