24 U A B C O M P R E H E N S I V E C A N C E R C E N T E R
NEWS AND EVENTS
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Angel Squad Benefits from Community Partners
THE ANGEL SQUAD of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is a group of
dedicated volunteers providing hope, comfort
and compassionate services to breast cancer
patients and their caregivers at The Kirklin
Clinic. The Angels also
partner with groups and
the community to promote
breast cancer awareness
and raise funds for patient
Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
began its partnership
with the Angel Squad in
2002 with a celebration of
Day, the third Friday in
October. On that day,
Angels are present in par-
ticipating Jim ‘N Nick’s restaurants across
Birmingham and the state to educate the
public on the importance of early detection
through mammograms and to distribute bro-
chures, pink ribbons and other informational
materials. Jim ‘N Nick’s also makes a gener-
ous donation each year to the Angel Squad
to support their efforts. Its 2011 donation of
$10,000 will help the Angels meet the needs
of breast cancer patients and their families
throughout the year.
The Angel Squad also benefits from a
partnership with Brighton Collectibles, a
jewelry store in Birmingham’s Riverchase
Galleria. Each year, Brighton creates a piece
of jewelry promoting breast cancer and sells
it during October to benefit a breast cancer
charity. In 2011, the Galleria store chose
to donate to the Angel Squad and raised
$7,500. Brighton has announced that a por-
tion of sales of its 2012 piece will go to sup-
port the Angel Squad.
To learn more about the Angel Squad, visit uab.edu/angelsquad.
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