Help fund young cancer researchers at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 15th annual Fiesta Ball, May 5

Support young cancer researchers by attending the Fiesta Ball, bidding on auction items or making a gift at this website.
Written by: Tehreem Khan
Media contact: Yvonne Taunton

Fiesta Ball StreamSupport young cancer researchers by attending the Fiesta Ball. The Young Supporters Board of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will present Fiesta Ball 2022, an evening with live music by Livewire, fiesta-themed food by Happy Catering and a silent auction Thursday, May 5, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Haven, 2515 Sixth Ave. South.

The fun event, now in its 15th year, will benefit young cancer researchers at UAB by providing funding to jump-start their research, with the goal of leveraging their findings to compete for additional federal grants.  

The Young Supporters Board of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center was established in 2006 to introduce the next generation of Alabamians to the importance of cancer research and awareness. The board is composed of young professionals who have been touched by cancer in some way. 

Fiesta Ball tickets can be purchased in advance for $45 by clicking here. Valet and limited street parking will be available; however, ride sharing is encouraged.  

The presenting sponsors are Alabama Power and Medical Properties Trust.

The grand sponsors are Regions Bank and The Sanders Trust, with champion sponsors Adele Pharo Azar Charitable Foundation, Altec Industries, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Capitol Container, Inc., Encompass Health, Raymond James, The Ruttenberg Family Foundation and StoneRiver Company.

Patron sponsors include Abacus Investments, AutoTec, Brasfield & Gorrie, Brawco, Bressler, Amery & Ross, Butler Snow, CerFlux, Inc., Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Crittenden Partners, EBSCO, Express Oil Change, Lightfoot, First Horizon, Franklin & White LLC., Mrs. and Dr. John E. Huidekoper, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC, McGriff, Parmer Law, Rumberger, Kirk, & Caldwell, Saginaw Pipe, Starnes Davis Florie, Synovus, Tabula Rasa Advisors, Thompson Foundation, Truist Bank, VIVA Health, Williams Blackstock Architects and Mr. and Mrs. David Wise.* 

If you are unable to attend, please consider making a gift at this website. For more information, please visit here or contact Mary Jane Gibson at

*Sponsors as of April 26, 2022.