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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.

checK out WhAt’S NeW At the KirKLiN cLiNic® PAtieNt reSource LiBrAryshelf S PAc e

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 tkcprl@ccc.uab.edu.

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

Supporters Boards.

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

Department. There,

she supervised

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

for 2010-11.

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

www.thatsallgreetings.com.

That’s All Gives to Cancer Research

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