UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Partners Card Celebrates 20 Years of Shopping, Dining Discounts

By Marty Trieschmann

This marks the 20th year for the Cancer Institute to offer Partners Card in Central Arkansas, the 16th year in Northwest Arkansas and the sixth year in Conway. During that time, the fundraiser has raised more than $3 million for programs and services benefiting cancer patients in Arkansas.

For 10 days, shoppers and diners who purchase the $50 cards will receive a 20% discount at nearly 200 area stores and restaurants in Central Arkansas, Conway and Northwest Arkansas.

To purchase a Partners Card or view a complete list of participating shops and restaurants, visit Cards also may be purchased by calling 501-686-8286 or at participating locations indicated on the website. Digital cards are available this year.

Proceeds from Partners Card sales help cover the hidden costs of cancer care that patients often incur, such as transportation, nutritional support and housing assistance.

“Patient needs change from year to year, but we have seen a pretty consistent need for transportation and housing assistance,” said Susan Jones, assistant director of Volunteer Services for the Cancer Institute. “The funds raised through Partners Card really help take some of the burden off of patients so they can focus on their treatment.”