Patrons Choice Award winner Sally Boyd completes a painting live on stage at this year’s ArtBLINK Gala on Feb. 1 at The Kirklin Clinic. (Photo by Mike Strawn)

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 35th Annual ArtBLINK Gala raised $767,000 for the Cancer Center’s Fund for Excellence. The annual gala is the culmination of its advisory board’s yearly fundraising campaign and has served as one of the city’s premier social events for more than 30 years.

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Photos by Mike Strawn  

Shannon E. Meier

Shannon E. Meier, a doctoral candidate at UAB, gravitated toward cancer after testing out three different areas of research during her student rotations. In 2016, she decided to join the O’Neal Cancer Center in its mission to become a national leader in cancer research.

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Photo by Anna Waters  

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A visionary gift from O’Neal Industries and its shareholders — the largest single gift to UAB — will establish the Cancer Center as a premier national destination for those working to end cancer and for those fighting a personal battle with the disease.

By Kendra Carter •

Photos by Steve Wood and Dustin Massey

UAB offers CAR T-cell therapy, a new treatment that adapts a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer.

By Kendra Carter

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Family and friends of Diane Redington continue her advocacy, fundraising efforts against a rare cancer.

By Kendra Carter

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Valerie Powell credits her job at UAB for discovering and treating her cancer.

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Photos by Steve Wood

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The inaugural Lace Up for a Cure walk brought together people from across the Birmingham community who have been affected by cancer.

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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin saw first-hand how the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center advances its mission of cancer research and care during a tour of the center this fall.

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Edward E. Partridge, M.D. and Barbara Partridge were honored honored by the Estes family for their exceptional contributions to the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.

 

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