Aug. 26, 2008 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Family Home received a $10,000 donation Aug. 19 from Moose Lodge No. 942 of North Little Rock.
Ray Hadsel, Moose Lodge governor; Robert Felcher, Jr. past governor; and Carroll Alberson, chief of the UAMS Police Department and Jr. governor presented a $10,000 check to UAMS Chancellor I. Dodd Wilson and Robin Dean, coordinator of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary’s
“We are incredibly grateful that we were chosen by the Moose Lodge to receive this generous gift,” Dean said. “The Family Home relies on gifts like these to continue providing our valuable service to UAMS patients and their families.”
The UAMS Family Home is a nonprofit that provides affordable lodging in a home-like setting for cancer patients and parents of premature infants being cared for at
Felcher said the funds were raised through charitable bingo nights hosted by the Moose Lodge, and that the UAMS Family Home was a perfect fit.
“The UAMS Family Home was brought to our attention through Chief Alberson, and once we learned of the unique service it offers families in need it was an easy decision to throw our support behind it,” Felcher said. “We hope the gift can go a long way in lending a helping hand to those who need it most.”
UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,538 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