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Cancer research support group honoring commission president Stephens at gala

By Tanna Friday

For The Tribune

A Birmingham-area cancer research support group is honoring Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens at the group’s seventh annual James Bond Gala on Jan. 27.

Radiation Oncology Accelerated Research, ROAR, began in 2009 to raise money for cancer research. This year’s gala is titled “Dr. Cure” and will be located at The Club. Tickets are $200 and include dinner, silent auction, and performances by Total Assets and Aerial Dance, P.C.

Proceeds of the Gala will be matched $1 for $1 by the physicians of the UAB Department of Radiation Oncology and will go towards cancer research at the UAB Department of Radiation Oncology.

“As President of the Jefferson County Commission, Jimmie Stephens has worked together with the people in our community and state to improve our quality of life, restore financial integrity and re-establish confidence in county government,” said ROAR President Daniel Callegan.

“ROAR honors this leader of integrity and compassion, who joins ROAR in our mission to defeat cancer and to extend and improve the quality of life for cancer patients, not only in our community, but throughout the world.”

“Your Jefferson County Commission utilizes the C Attitudes for success,” said Commission President Jimmie Stephens. “We Communicate, Cooperate and Coordinate to ensure achievement.

“ROAR depends on an equally important set of C Attitudes for its success. We must Cancel Cancer with Coordinated Contributions. Help us CANCEL Cancer in YOUR lifetime, please CONTRIBUTE today.”

For more information about this year’s gala, or to purchase tickets, visit or email

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