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l quick takes uab.edu/cancer Hyundai Hope on Wheels LasT FaLL, hyundai hope on Wheels visited the UAB Division of Pediatric hematology-Oncology at Children’s hospital to pres-
ent a $100,000 hope Grant. The grant will provide funding for the
expansion of three childhood cancer programs: the UAB Pediatric
Developmental Therapeutics Program, the UAB Childhood Cancer
Survivorship Program and the hope and Cope Psychosocial Support Program.
hyundai hope on Wheels works to raise awareness of childhood cancer with national television
commercials, materials in its dealerships and $6.8-million worth of hope Grants to hospitals and
nonprofit organizations across the country to help fight the disease. At the end of 2010, hope on
Wheels had donated more than $23 million to fight childhood cancer, which remains the leading
cause of death by disease among U.S. children 1 to 14 years of age.
Healthier eating and Living with Cancer, by Karen Jung, with menu suggestions and snack ideas during and after cancer treatments and lots of great recipes
Healthy eating during Chemotherapy, by Jose van Mil with Christine Archer-Mackenzie. A chef and doctor give tips for eating and drinking during chemotherapy treatments as well as numerous recipes.
A Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors: Inspiring Stories of Courage and Triumph, edited by Colleen Sell with a foreword by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Fifty breast cancer survivors share their unique, courageous stories.
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the Patient resource Library is located on the second floor of the Kirklin clinic® and is open monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
you can contact the library at (205) 502-9956 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miranda Wesley Joins Development and Community Relations miRaNDa wEsLEy has joined the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of
Development and Community Relations as
the program manager of special events and
board relations. In her new position, she is
responsible for managing the center’s various
fundraising and community awareness events,
including the annual ArtBLINK Gala.
She also serves as the liaison between the
Cancer Center and its Advisory and young
A native of Birmingham, Mrs. Wesley
received her bachelor’s degree in commu-
nication from the University of Alabama,
with a major in public relations and minor
in computer sci-
ence. Prior to join-
ing the Cancer
Center, she served
as assistant direc-
tor of marketing in
the UAB Athletics
marketing initiatives for all women’s sports.
She also previously worked at local public-
relations firm O2 Ideas.
Mrs. Wesley and her husband, Rob, live in
homewood with their new puppy, a choco-
late lab named Champ.
Uab COmPREHENsivE Cancer Center director edward Partridge, M.D., has been
named president of the American Cancer
Society (ACS) National Board of Directors
Dr. Partridge was elected to lead the board
at the ACS’s annual meeting in Atlanta in
November. The ACS National Assembly and
National Board of Directors—the primary
governing bodies of the ACS—are composed
entirely of elected volunteers. Founded in
1913, the ACS is the nation’s largest volun-
teer health organization.
Dr. Partridge is a longtime volunteer for
ACS and has served in numerous capaci-
ties for more than 30 years, including chair
of the Mid-South Division. he also is a
former chair of the Commission on Cancer
for the American College of Surgeons and
a past president of the Jefferson County
Medical Society, Alabama Society of Clinical
Oncology and Alabama Chapter of the
American College of Surgeons. Dr. Partridge
won the Birmingham Business Journal ’s 2009
health Care heroes physician provider award.
A renowned women’s cancer doctor and a
leader in the fight to reduce ethnicity- and
race-based cancer disparities, Dr. Partridge
chairs the cervical cancer-screening guide-
lines panel for the National Comprehensive
Cancer Network. he also is the principal
investigator for the Deep South Network for
Cancer Control, a National Cancer Institute-
funded project focused on training, data-
gathering and educational outreach in rural
and urban areas in Alabama and Mississippi.
Partridge Elected ACS President
Cancer Center Hosts Progress & Promise ON jaNUaRy 6, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted its second annual Progress & Promise report to celebrate the progress made in the fight against cancer and the promise for the
future. Nearly 200 people gathered at the Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center to hear
Cancer Center and UAB senior leadership discuss the impact of the center’s work.
Speakers included Cancer Center director edward Partridge, M.D.; director emeritus Albert LoBuglio,
M.D.; chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology James Bonner, M.D.; and UAB President Carol
Z. Garrison, Ph.D. Breast cancer survivor Dianne Poe of Lanett, Alabama, also shared her story of how a
clinical trial at the Cancer Center saved her life. Progress & Promise 2011 is scheduled for November.
Pink Zone Benefits Cancer Center ON February 10, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center once again
partnered with the UAB Blazers to host
Pink Zone, an event to raise money and
awareness for breast cancer. Breast can-
cer survivors, families and friends turned
Bartow Arena pink to cheer the women’s
basketball team in their victory over the
University of Tulsa hurricanes. Pink Zone
raised $3,500 for breast cancer
research at the Cancer Center.
LOCaL greeting card com- pany That’s All Greetings
was conceived during Debbie
Kogan Lyda’s treatment for recur-
rent ovarian cancer at the UAB
Comprehensive Cancer Center.
During her days-long hospital stays, she and
her sister, Karen Kogan Rosenzweig, would
joke with the nurses to put a positive spin on
a difficult situation by tacking on “that’s all”
after everything they said. “‘you have cancer.
That’s all,’” Mrs. Rosenzweig says. “For some
reason, we found this to be really funny.”
Thus, That’s All Greetings was born. The
business began with simple greeting cards—
white cards, black writing and teal envelopes
to represent ovarian cancer ribbons—with
their trademark short, simple messages. The
business now offers shirts and accessories.
A portion of all proceeds go directly to the
Debbie Kogan Lyda Ovarian Cancer “Road
to Recovery” Research Fund at the Cancer
Center. For more information, visit
That’s All Gives to Cancer Research
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