/////ACRC Auxiliary Presents Grants Totaling $172,000
ACRC Auxiliary Presents Grants Totaling $172,000 2018-01-05T09:19:42+00:00

MAY 4, 2007 | Eighteen patient support programs have been awarded grants totaling $172,000 from the volunteer auxiliary of the Arkansas Cancer Research Center (ACRC) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


The grants are funded through proceeds from the auxiliary’s two fund-raising events — Cooks Tour and Partners Card — and the auxiliary-run ACRC Gift Shop. Carol Hodges is president of the auxiliary, which is more than 500 members strong.


“The tremendous growth of Partners Card and its expansion to northwest Arkansas have made it possible for the auxiliary to provide substantial funding for patient support programs,” said Janie Lowe, director of ACRC volunteer services. “We are proud to be able to offer grants to so many worthwhile programs.”


Partners Card is a fund-raiser that lets participants purchase a $50 card and receive a 20 percent discount at more than 200 stores in central and northwest Arkansas during Partners Card week. Last year marked the first time that northwest Arkansas stores participated in the event.


Cooks Tour is an annual fund-raising event that features tours of homes in an exclusive Little Rock neighborhood and samples of dishes prepared by local chefs.


Departments and projects that received funding are:


  • ACRC Auxiliary Discretionary Fund 
  • ACRC Auxiliary Cancer Support Center
  • UAMS/ACRC Breast Center for digital mammogram machine
  • ACRC Patient Support Fund
  • UAMS Family Home for operating expenses
  • HOPE, Inc. in Springdale for patient emergency assistance program
  • ACRC Foundation for cancer control activities
  • ACRC Foundation for the Ottenheimer Cancer Education Center
  • NARTI Foundation in northwest Arkansas for a blanket warmer
  • ACRC Nutrition Assistant program for nutritional supplements
  • ACRC Cancer Control for under- and uninsured patient assistance
  • Ladies Oncology Clinic for “Be a Survivor” books
  • Prostate Screening Day
  • UAMS Department of Pastoral Care & Education for care notes for ACRC waiting rooms
  • Ladies Oncology Clinic for post-mastectomy bras
  • ACRC Department of Otolaryngology for head and neck cancer screening day  
  • Knit and Chat Project at the ACRC Auxiliary Cancer Support Center for supplies                                   
  • Compassionate Clothing for patients in need of assistance