Young Supporters Board

ysb-2015The 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

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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
Suzanne Alvarez
Walker Badham
Coleman Beale
Rus Beasley
Rebecca Beers
Kelsey Blair
Matt Bragiel
Bonnie Branum
Ryan Brooks
Rebecca DiPiazza
Gayle Douglas
Sidney Fry
Henry Graham
Abby Graves
Cole Gresham
Ed Hauser
Martha Hawthorne
Virginia Hazelrig
Jessica Jones
Gaines Livingston
Amanda Martin
Maloree McDonough
Jennifer McEwen
Brooke Moor
Colin Moorhouse
Leslie Parker
Emily Ponsford Goforth
Rachel Powell
Kelli Slocum
Amy O’Neal Stevens
Blakely Taylor
Scott Thomas
Alicia Waters
Sarah Wilfong
Caroline Williams
Hope Vinson


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