UAMS News Bureau
Office of Communications & Marketing
4301 West Markham #890
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199
Friday, February 28, 2014
Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
Wireless phone: 501-951-7260
Liz Caldwell, 501-686-8995
Wireless phone: 501-350-4364
Prince Tribute Band to Headline UAMS Cancer Institute’s RockStar Lounge April 26
LITTLE ROCK – Join Little Rock’s hottest rock ’n’ roll party April 26 when Prince tribute band Vince & the Revelation headlines the annual RockStar Lounge event to benefit research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
The show starts at 7 p.m. at Rock Town Distillery, 1216 E. Sixth St., Little Rock. Tickets are $50 and can be ordered at www.cancer.uams.edu/rockstar or by calling (501) 526-2277.
Based in Tulsa, Okla., Vince & the Revelation features Vince Gibbs, a singer who regularly performs Prince tribute concerts across the country. Guests can take a break from the dance floor to enjoy beer, wine and concert fare.
RockStar Lounge is hosted by the Envoys, an advocacy group of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation, whose mission is to advance the outreach efforts of the Cancer Institute by promoting its physicians, scientists, programs and vision. Membership is free, and volunteering hours are flexible. For information or to become an Envoy, visit www.cancer.uams.edu/envoys.
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. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,865 students and 785 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 regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com.