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News Release
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
Wireless phone: 501-951-7260
Andrea Peel, 501-686-8996
Wireless phone: 501-351-7903
Cooks Tour of Argenta: Jazz Brunch to Benefit UAMS Cancer Institute Auxiliary

LITTLE ROCK – Make plans for an afternoon of food, fun and live music when Cooks Tour of Argenta: Jazz Brunch comes to downtown North Little Rock. The event, set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14 in the 400 block of Main Street, benefits the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased in advance at www.cancer.uams.edu/cookstour or by calling (501) 686-8286. 

Guests can visit a selection of Argenta’s shop and venues, while sampling delicacies by local chefs. Participating chefs include Mark Abernathy of Loca Luna and Red Door; John Beachboard, Scott McGehee and Ben Brainard of ZaZa Fine Salad and Wood Oven Pizza Co., Big Orange and Local Lime; and Brian Cherry of Argenta Market.

Natalie and Win Rockefeller Jr. are the presenting sponsors of the event, and Glazer’s Distributors of Arkansas is the beverage sponsor.

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary Cooks Tour was founded 22 years ago with a two-fold purpose: to raise funds for projects that benefit cancer patients in Arkansas and to increase public awareness of the resources available at the Cancer Institute.  

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,800 students and 790 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com.

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