The Advisory Board of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is a volunteer group of community leaders, many of whom have been touched by cancer in some way. The mission of the board is to raise funds, provide patient amenities and increase awareness of the Cancer Center. This is accomplished through three committees – Income Development, Patient and Family Services, and Communications and Public Relations.
The Advisory Board launches an annual fundraising campaign every November, which benefits various projects at the center. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised during each campaign, however, are used for patient and family services at the Cancer Center.
The Advisory Board was formed in 1984, under the guidance of Cancer Center Director Emeritus Albert LoBuglio, M.D. The board held its first fundraising campaign in 1986, and since then has raised more than $11 million for the center. The board's signature event is the annual ArtBLINK Gala, which is held in February and is the culmination of the annual fundraising campaign. For more than 25 years, the Gala has remained one of Birmingham's premier social events and one of the city's most unique traditions.
Advisory Board Officers
Advisory Board Members