All In Casino Royale
The MHRC Young Professionals Board Hosts Annual Fund-Raising Event
Thanks to the Young Professionals Board of the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC), there will be even more healthy, happy kids in Birmingham this year. The group went “all in” on June 4 at the All In Casino Royale, held at WorkPlay. The event raised funds for the Healthy Happy Kids program, a free, hands-on, six-session curriculum targeting underserved elementary-school children attending after-school programs in inner-city schools to help reduce and prevent childhood obesity.
The MHRC Young Professionals Board, launched in 2008, is a group of young professionals 25 to 40 years old who represent many diverse professions. The All In Casino Royale, which is their signature fund-raiser, featured live entertainment, great door prizes, and a silent auction. Celebrity dealers included Birmingham Mayor William Bell; television anchors Bettina Boateng from NBC-13 and Yenu Wodajo from ABC 33/40; Mary K from 95.7 Jamz; and Chris Davis from the new online show View of the City.
“Our MHRC Young Professionals Board has put a great deal of time and effort into organizing this event and ensuring its success,” says Mona Fouad, M.D., director of the MHRC. “We are so grateful to these young leaders for their motivation and dedication in raising funds for this important program. Through their support, they are helping to give the next generation of leaders the chance to live healthier, happier lives.”
Maintaining the Momentum / Winter 2011