ArtBLINK Gala


ArtBLINK Gala

Get ready for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, when the Advisory Board of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB will host its 38th annual ArtBLINK Gala! The gala will be back in person this year for the first time in three years.

Guest at the Gala

When?

Saturday, February 4
6:30 p.m.

Guests dancing

Where?

The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233 

Guests dancing
Guests at the Gala
Guests eating dinner
Guests eating dinner
2023 Director's Circle Honorees, Gray and Lee Thuston

Who?

ArtBLINK 2023 Director’s Circle Honoree: Gray and Lee Thuston

This year, we are proud to honor Gray and Lee Thuston for their longstanding, significant commitment to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center and Birmingham at large. Lee has served on the Advisory Board since 1994, holding numerous roles throughout his tenure including President (2000 – 2002) and Income Development Chair. His unwavering dedication to the Cancer Center and the health of the Birmingham community helped lay the groundwork for community investment in cutting-edge research and innovative patient care. Gray and Lee’s volunteer and philanthropic efforts at the O’Neal Cancer Center and throughout the Birmingham community have truly made an impact on the lives of countless individuals, and it is a privilege to recognize them for all they have invested to make Birmingham and the state of Alabama a healthier, more vibrant place to live.

Joan Curtis

Gala Invitation Artist: Sally Boyd

As an artist, the joy for Mrs. Boyd comes in the creative process. With an eye for color, texture and composition, combined with a background in interior and floral design, Sally naturally brings these elements to her work.

“I do not have to look far to find inspiration to paint for ArtBLINK. Although I have said before that I do not paint in front of people, I will for this cause. I am a survivor of Ovarian cancer. My mom is a survivor of bone cancer. I lost my dad to lung cancer and a very special aunt to stomach cancer even though she had been a 16 year survivor of breast cancer. Anything I can do to help the fight to cure cancer, I am in,” Boyd says.

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Ready for the gala?

Learn more about event details and the featured artist!

Ready for the gala?

Learn more about event details and the featured artist!

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