Blue Ribbon Bash returns for 2021, honors Mark Hayes
Competing investment firms team up to sponsor fundraising event for good cause.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Two of the state’s largest investment firms are joining forces to support the mission of the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation (APCF). First Security/Crews & Associates and Stephens Inc. will serve as presenting sponsors for the annual APCF Blue Ribbon Bash fundraiser on September 25 at the Little Rock Marriott.
“We’re incredibly thankful for the support and participation of First Security/Crews & Associates and Stephens Inc. as our presenting sponsors,” said APCF Executive Director Chris Collier. “No matter where we work or what we do, we must all be aware of prostate cancer and the threat it poses to men’s health in our state.”
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men and one out of every nine men in Arkansas will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. This year’s Blue Ribbon Bash will honor Mark Hayes, Executive Director of the Arkansas Municipal League, a long time advocate for prostate cancer awareness in the state.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mark and his colleagues at the Arkansas Municipal League for over 20 years,” said Paul Phillips, Senior Managing Director at Crews & Associates. “His distinguished leadership and passion to serve are exhibited every day in his service to over 500 cities and towns in the state of Arkansas. I’m convinced that Mark’s passion is being involved in our communities and trying to help others.”
The Blue Ribbon Bash fundraiser will also include silent and live auctions to support APCF. All money raised remains in Arkansas to support APCF’s free awareness and educational programs, free prostate cancer screenings and free patient assistance programs.
“At Stephens Inc., we are acutely aware of the impact that the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation is having on the lives that prostate cancer has affected and for those at risk,” said Larry Middleton, Executive Vice President of Stephens Inc. “We are inspired by the mission of improving treatment and bringing more awareness through education and are pleased to be a part of the movement toward a healthier tomorrow for Arkansans.”
Blue Ribbon Bash begins at 6 p.m. on September 25 at the Little Rock Marriott. Tickets are $150 each or $1500 for a table of 10. To learn more about the event and purchase your tickets, visit blueribbonbash.com.
About Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation is the only statewide organization dedicated entirely to prostate cancer awareness, education, timely detection and survivorship. The organization sponsors awareness campaigns, conducts public education events and organizes screening programs throughout the state. The Foundation also provides support to survivors and men undergoing treatment through a network of peer group meetings and patient navigation programs. The Foundation believes that access to information and treatment should be available to all men in Arkansas. Learn more at: www.arprostatecancer.org