Day at the Races March 21 to Benefit UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

| LITTLE ROCK — Enjoy an afternoon of thoroughbred racing and support cancer research at Day at the Races, an annual event presented by the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Day at the Races is set for 11:30 a.m. March 21 and includes a buffet lunch hosted by Oaklawn Jockey Club in Hot Springs. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at giving.uams.edu/dayattheraces or by calling (501) 686-7327. Seating is limited, and parking is available in the north parking lot of Oaklawn Racing and Gaming, 2705 Central Ave.

Honorary chairs for the event are Mary Beth Bridges and Andrea Bridges in memory of their husband and father, Don Bridges.

As Arkansas’ only academic cancer center, the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute offers the advantage of research-driven, world-renowned cancer treatment. Clinical trials offer access to therapies unavailable elsewhere in Arkansas, and a full range of treatments provided by highly trained specialists are available, including radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery. An array of support programs provides comfort and assistance from diagnosis through survivorship.

 


UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; 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. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state's Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Childrens Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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