Envoys are Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute advocates. Young. Old. Rich. Not so much. Local. Global.
- Have an interest in beating cancer?
- Appreciate world-class science?
- Share a passion for better cancer treatments for all?
We have no giving requirements and no set hours. We simply need your help to get the word out about the Cancer Institute. Got a few minutes? Forward an e-mail about a bagel promotion that helps raise money for research. More time on your hands? Volunteer for one of our great events. Facebooking all day long? Help us organize our “Meet the Doctors” initiative.
The Envoys’ mission is to help advance the outreach efforts of the Cancer Institute by promoting its physicians, scientists, programs and vision within our own communities and beyond.
The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is a world-renowned cancer research and treatment facility at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Ark. Our physicians and scientists are recognized nationally and internationally for their expertise. You’ll be amazed at who is here and what they are working on. Help promote their work and our relentless pursuit in the fight against cancer.
About the Envoys
The Envoys are supporters and advocates of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute with a shared appreciation, gratitude, and interest in the Cancer Institute’s efforts to defeat cancer.
The Cancer Institute, a world-renowned cancer research and treatment facility at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Ark., and was formed in 1984 as the Arkansas Cancer Research Center (ACRC). Its first three directors are internationally recognized cancer pioneers: founding director Kent Westbrook, M.D.; James Y. Suen, M.D.; and Bart Barlogie, M.D., Ph.D. In the last 10 years, the Cancer Institute has tripled the number of patient visits to more than 120,000 annually. In 2007, the institute was renamed to honor the memory of the late Arkansas Lt. Gov. Winthrop Paul Rockefeller.
Preeminent in the treatment and research of multiple myeloma, breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and neurosurgery, the Cancer Institute also has excellent programs focusing on leukemia and cancers of the prostate, ovaries, lung, skin and colon. It is the only cancer treatment facility in Arkansas that offers care for everyone, regardless of economic status.
In imagining a future without cancer, the Envoys will help advance the outreach efforts of the Cancer Institute by promoting its physicians, scientists, programs and vision within our own communities and beyond. The newly formed founding Envoys Board in Little Rock is made up of longtime Cancer Institute volunteers, former patients, community leaders and cancer research advocates serving under the direction of Peter D. Emanuel, M.D., director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Dr. Emanuel is internationally recognized for his work in leukemia and lymphoma.
There is no cost to join the Envoys. To become an Envoy today by joining our network of supporters!
2014-2015 Envoy Ambassador Inaugural Class
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