‘Rock & Research’ fundraiser on Sept. 17 to benefit lung disease, cancer, and heart disease research at UTHSCT

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

On Saturday, Sept. 17, you can dance till you drop and raise funds needed for research into lung disease, cancer, and heart disease at “Rock & Research” on the grounds of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, at the corner of U.S. 271 and Texas 155.

From 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. dance to live rock ’n’ roll by Dave Stanley & the Lone Star Boogie Kings. Dine on Heavy Metal Munchies and other fun finger foods prepared by Chef Cole Croghan of Morrison Management Specialists. A cash bar also will be available.

You can also play arcade games provided by GameLAN and enter chance drawings to win Dallas Cowboys tickets, a day in the lab with a UTHSCT researcher, tickets to “West Side Story” at the Fair Park Music Hall in Dallas, or an acoustic guitar.

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the door. The casual dress fundraiser will be held outside on the UTHSCT grounds, with proceeds going to support biomedical research at the Health Science Center.

To purchase tickets, contact Wendy Frizzell at (903) 877-5805. More information about the event can be found at www.rockandresearch.com.

For more than 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million to the Northeast Texas region. In FY 2010, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research were awarded 75 competitive grants and contracts totaling more than $14 million. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education program – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond.

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