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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

organizations throughout

the community to promote

breast cancer awareness

and raise funds for patient

services.

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

began its partnership

with the Angel Squad in

2002 with a celebration of

National Mammography

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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You can contact the library at (205) 502-9956 or tkcprl@ccc.uab.edu.