Gatsby-Themed Event to Benefit Cancer Program at Children’s of Alabama

  • Contact: Rachel Olis, rachel.olis@childrensal.org or (205) 638-2977

BIRMINGHAM – Grab your top hats and pearls for a night of dancing and fun benefiting the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. The non-profit organization No White Flags for Cancer will host “A Night at Gatsby’s” event on Friday, Sept. 26, from 7-11 p.m. at WorkPlay (500 23rd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233). The night will include live music, dinner and a silent auction. Jazz Age and Roaring Twenties attire is encouraged.

Individual tickets are $65 and $110 for couples and may be purchased online at http://www.childrensal.kintera.org/gatsby. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the event for $500, $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000. For more information about sponsoring the event, contact Kelley Olis at kelley.olis@childrensal.org or (205) 638-9008.

No White Flags for Cancer partners with hospitals and other organizations to provide financial support, connections to support groups and family counseling for families that have been affected by pediatric cancer.

More than 150 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in Alabama and of those, 90 percent are treated at the Alabama Center.

No White Flags for Cancer is a non-profit organization established in 2013 by the family of Tyler Metzler, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at 16 years old. Tyler’s family says his immediate reaction was to fight it, launching the slogan of the organization, “NVR SURRENDER.” The primary goal of the organization is to help families who have been affected by cancer and encourage them to never give up the fight. No White Flags for Cancer raises money for families who have been touched by the disease through means of donations, fundraising events and volunteer opportunities. For more information, visit www.nowhiteflagsforcancer.org.

Children’s of Alabama is the 10th busiest pediatric medical center in the United States. The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama is the state’s only comprehensive center for pediatric cancer and other blood disorders, treating 90 percent of all such patients diagnosed in Alabama.  Specialized pediatric services exist for all forms of childhood cancer, leukemia, brain and spinal cord tumors, hemophilia and other bleeding disorders and sickle cell diseases in the state. The center is a partnership between Children’s and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.  The ACCCBD is home to the only pediatric programs in blood and marrow transplantation, childhood cancer survivorship, developmental cancer therapeutics, pediatric neuro-oncology, pediatric hemophilia and sickle cell disease in the state of Alabama. The cancer program is ranked among the best in the nation by US News & World Report. More information is available at http://www.childrensal.org.

 

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