O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Fiesta Ball helps fund young cancer researchers

The 2019 Fiesta Ball will support the work of young cancer scientists at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.

FiestaBallJoomlaThe Young Supporters Board of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB will present Fiesta Ball 2019, an evening with live music by Livewire, delicious food by Happy Catering and a silent auction Friday, May 3, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Haven, 2515 Sixth Ave. South.

The annual, fun-filled event will benefit young cancer researchers at UAB by providing funding to jump-start their research, with the goal of leveraging their research 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. 

Tickets can be purchased for  Fiesta Ball in advance for $35 by clicking here; the cost at the door will be $40. Valet and street parking will be available; however, ride sharing is strongly encouraged.  

The title sponsor for the event is the Alabama Power Foundation and the presenting sponsor is the Alabama Media Group. Grand sponsors are AutoTec, Capitol Containers Inc., Regions Bank and Warren Averett. Other event sponsors include Alabama Roof Pro, LLC, Altec Industries, Arlington Family Offices, Brasfield & Gorrie, Burr & Forman, LLP, Capstone Real Estate Investments, Encompass Health, Hazelrig Realty Company, Jemison Investment Co., Medical Properties Trust, O’Neal Industries, PNC Bank, RSM, and StoneRiver Company.

To donate directly to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center Young Investigator Grant Fund, visit uab.edu/givecccfiestaball.

For more information, visit www.uab.edu/fiestaball or contact Danya Segrest at 205-934-0034  or danya40@uab.edu.