Eight Annual ROAR Gala Event Honors Cancer Survivor Tony Petelos
This year’s “For Your Cure Only” ROAR the Cure 2019 Gala Event honoring Tony Petelos and including both a Live and Silent Auction was a resounding success thanks to supporters and donors who generously assisted ROAR to raise money in support of the UAB Radiation Oncology Department. Thanks to this outstanding event, ROAR was able to raise funding which is matched by the UAB Radiation Oncology physicians.
Gala Chair Julie Kim greeted event attendees who enjoyed luxurious James Bond-inspired scenery and table settings at The Club in Birmingham, Alabama, along with music by Total Assets, and a live auction led by Jack Granger. Featured live auction items included once-in-a-lifetime trips to Greece, South Africa, Italy, Bora Bora and Sonoma Valley to name a few. Proceeds from this year’s Gala event will be used to fund endowed professorships within the Department of Radiation Oncology to accelerate the advancement of cancer research breakthroughs. These endowments, named after past honorees, are used to support a researcher who is working in either basic science, translational medicine, or clinical research in personalized cancer therapies. “We are so honored and grateful for being able to support for the eighth year in a row, physicians at UAB Radiation Oncology who work tirelessly to assist those in their fight to beat cancer,” said Julie Kim. “We are so appreciative of this year’s honoree, Tony Petelos who provided his time and assistance to enable us to continue our mission to support this worthy cause.” The Ninth annual ROAR the Cure Gala is scheduled for January 25, 2019 at The Club.
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