UAMS News Bureau

Office of Communications & Marketing
4301 West Markham #890
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199


News Release
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Media Contact:
Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
Wireless phone: 501-951-7260
Jerri Jackson, 501-686-8149
Wireless phone: 501-920-6977
Pager: 501-395-5989
Village Walk for Cancer Research to Benefit UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

LITTLE ROCK – People of all ages are invited to register for the Eighth Annual Village Walk for Cancer Research on Sept. 19 in Hot Springs Village. One hundred percent of proceeds from the walk will benefit the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Cost to participate is $25 by July 31 or $30 after that date. For a registration form, contact Linda Logan, event chairman, at (501) 915-8070, or hsvcancerwalk@gmail.com.

The walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Cortez Pavilion, and participants may walk any distance they choose along a five-mile course.

The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is Arkansas’ only academic cancer research and treatment facility. Construction of a new Cancer Institute tower is under way, with the first phase set to open in the summer of 2010. The new 12-story lower ultimately will double the Institute’s capacity for treatment and research.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a new 540,000-square-foot hospital, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,652 students and 733 medical
residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit
www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com.

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