UAB School of Nursing ‘Applause for a Cause’ set for April 26

School of Nursing will host its annual scholarship fundraising event.

The curtain rises once again on singers, dancers, musicians and comedians for the UAB School of Nursing’s annual Applause for a Cause: Educate a Nurse fund-raising event, presented by UAB Medicine.

Applause_2011_storyThe evening of entertainment benefitting scholarships for UAB School of Nursing students and hosted by the school’s board of visitors begins at 5:30 p.m., April 26, 2012, in the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Avenue South. Dress is business attire. Valet parking is available. Admission is $100 per person. For more information, tickets or to sponsor the event go to or call 205-975-8936.

The show is being emceed by former Miss Alabama and current UAB student Ashley Davis along with Tuscaloosa-based motivational comedian Ed Conyers. The evening features a talented line-up, including Barbara O’Neal Eddleman and Fabian Sanchez, the Simone Durand Trio, Michele Miree Smith accompanied by CrossRoads, Alex Swader, the Red Mountain Theatre Company Youth Programs, Daniel Tankersley, George Wallace Jr. and the Theatre UAB Cabaret Touring Group. 

In addition to live entertainment, the event features a silent auction, VIP lounge and hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Creative Cuisine. Attendees also will meet nursing students supported by scholarships through a video created by Dill Production. This year, patrons are invited to honor a nurse in their life with event support.  These special tributes will be showcased at the event and honorees will be recognized by the school during Nurses Week, May 6-12.

“The School of Nursing thrives on the generosity of the community, and we want to encourage people to support nursing education,” says Doreen Harper, Ph.D., dean of the UAB School of Nursing. “This support allows the school to create nurse leaders who provide high-quality care to improve the lives of patients, families and communities.”

Sponsors include UAB Medicine, HealthSouth, BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama, Burr & Forman  LLP, Bruce C. Burns, M.D., UAB Health System, Hanna Steel Corporation, Hare, Wynn, Newell, and Newton, Alacare Home Health and Hospice, Charles A. McCallum, D.M.D., M.D., and Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation. 

The UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors is chaired by Sue Ellen Lucas, an alumna of the school, and co-chaired by Robert E. Luckie III.