LITTLE ROCK — An upcoming event will offer guests the chance to enjoy a day at Arkansas’ only thoroughbred race track while supporting cancer patients at 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 29 at Oaklawn Jockey Club in Hot Springs. For the ticket price of $50 per person, guests will enjoy lunch and an afternoon of thoroughbred racing. Tickets can be purchased at giving.uams.edu/dayattheraces or by calling (501) 526-2277. Seating is limited, and parking is available in the north parking lot near the north entrance.
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 provide 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; 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.