The Young Supporters Board of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center was established in 2006 to introduce the next generation of Alabamians to the importance of cancer research and awareness. The board is comprised of up-and-coming professionals between the ages of 22 and 40, all of whom have been touched by cancer in some way. Several members are survivors themselves.
The Young Supporters Board hosts projects and fundraisers throughout the year, including the annual Cinco de Mayo-themed Fiesta Ball. The proceeds from these events go toward the board’s Young Investigator Grants, which fund the research of young scientists at the Cancer Center.
The board also provides services and activities for cancer patients in both the center’s inpatient and outpatient units. Throughout the year, board members visit and talk to patients and provide them with meals and holiday treats.
Interesting in joining the Young Supporters Board? Click here to download an application.
The board encourages younger members of the community to volunteer with its events and/or patient service activities. To learn more, call Ashley Foster at (205) 934-0034 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Supporters Board Officers
Lauren DeMoss – President
Mary-Margaret Brown – Vice President
Danielle Downing – Secretary
Joe Griffin – Treasurer
Charlie Adams and Scott Laney – Income Development Chairs
Joey Azar and Laura Senn – Patient and Family Services Chairs
Katie Kimbrell and Allison Thompson – Communications and Public Relations Chairs
Katharine Davis – Immediate Past President
Young Supporters Board Members
Emily Ponsford Goforth
Amy O’Neal Stevens