Have a ball supporting cancer research during the 2023 Fiesta Ball

The annual event will feature live music, fiesta-themed food and a silent auction with the proceeds funding cancer research.
Written by: Emma Holmes
Media contact: Brianna Hoge

stream Fiesta Ball imageThe Young Supporters Board of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will host the 16th annual Fiesta Ball on Friday, May 5, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Haven, 2515 Sixth Ave. South.  

Proceeds will support 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. This year’s event will feature live music by Livewire, fiesta-themed food by Iz Catering, and a silent auction funding the Mary Ann Harvard and Jacob Baker NextGen Awards. 

The Young Supporters Board 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.   

Fiesta Ball 2023 is presented by Alabama Power and Medical Properties Trust.  

The grand sponsor is Regions Bank; champion sponsors are Adele Pharo Azar Charitable Foundation, Alabama Roof Pro, Altec Industries, Amwins Group, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Encompass Health, Growth Capital Partners, Meld Financial, Method Mortgage, Raymond James, StoneRiver Company, VIVA Health, and Whitehead & Associates.

Patron sponsors include AutoTec, Brasfield & Gorrie, Brawco, Bressler, Amery & Ross, Brown Lumber, Brownell/Haas Family, Capstone Real Estate Investments, LLC, Cobbs Allen, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Daniel Corporation, First Horizon, Dr. and Mrs. John E. Huidekoper, Law Offices of Jeff W. Parmer, Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC, Marathon Electrical Contractors, Ready Mix USA, Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, Starnes Davis Florie LLP, Thompson Foundation, Vaco, Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Whatley, and Mr. and Mrs. David Wise.

Fiesta supporters are Butler Snow, Pritchett-Moore Insurance Company, Ray & Poynor – Jane Huston Crommelin, ServisFirst Bank, and Turnbull, Holcomb & LeMoine, PC. Allstate Insurance – Oquien Bradley, Bright Future Electric, Mariée Ami and Stifel are Fiesta friends.

For more information, click here or contact Mary Jane Gibson at maryjgibson@uabmc.edu.