LITTLE ROCK –More than 250 shops and restaurants in central and northwest Arkansas and Conway will offer discounts Oct. 28 – Nov. 6 with Partners Card, a fundraising project of the volunteer auxiliary of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
To purchase a Partners Card or view a complete list of participating shops and restaurants visit www.uamspartnerscard.com. Cards also may be purchased by calling (501) 686-8286 or at participating locations indicated on the website.
For 10 days, shoppers and diners who purchase the $50 cards will receive a 20 percent discount at more than 250 area stores and restaurants. All proceeds from the sale of Partners Cards benefit the Cancer Institute Auxiliary and are used to fund projects that support cancer patients in Arkansas. Past projects have included such things as free wigs for patients who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment; housing and transportation assistance; oncology massage; and cancer screening events.
The mobile-friendly Partners Card website, www.uamspartnerscard.com, features an interactive map highlighting the location of each participating merchant, in addition to an option to search by type of merchant.
This is the 13th year for the Cancer Institute to offer Partners Card in central Arkansas, the 11th year in northwest Arkansas and the first year in Conway. During that time, the fundraiser has raised more than $1 million for cancer patient programs and services.
UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Myeloma Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,834 students, 822 medical residents and six 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 throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.