Here at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, our daily work is focused on one vision – to eliminate cancer as a major public health problem. We are making tremendous strides in developing new and better avenues to provide the highest quality of life for people diagnosed with cancer, while advancing the possibilities for prevention, detection, treatment and survivorship.
The Young Supporters Board of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center supports this vision by hosting an annual event called the Fiesta Ball. The purpose of this well-attended, popular event is to raise funding for the Mary Ann Harvard Investigator Grant, a competitive grant award given to young cancer researchers at UAB.
Young scientists play an extremely important role in the future of cancer treatment and patient care. With adequate funding, young scientists can generate data that may be used to apply for larger federal grants. Funding for young scientists is scarce, but these bright minds will be the ones to make groundbreaking discoveries that will improve treatment options and save lives. Supporting young cancer researchers is an investment in their future and in ours!