Full Moon BAR-B-QUE presents the Back to School Boogie, a family-friendly musical event benefiting the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama, set for Saturday, Aug. 27 at Haven (2515 6th Ave. S., Birmingham) from 4 - 7 p.m.
Tickets are available for $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Kids 10 and under receive free admission. Tickets include general admission and food during the event. Musical entertainment includes The SBG’s, Matthew Mayfield and Lee and Brian of T.U.B. Registration and sponsorship information is available at www.give.childrensal.org/boogie.
Mimi Bittick decided to create an event to raise money and awareness about childhood cancer after her daughter's battle with cancer in 2014-2015. Her daughter is doing well, but there are countless others who still suffer and too many children who are losing their battles. Bittick’s goal is to raise $1 million for pediatric cancer research over the next five years. The Back to School Boogie is one way to support this goal.
About the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders
The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, located at Children’s of Alabama, is an extraordinary partnership of local, national and international centers of excellence that provides care of treatment for 90 percent of the pediatric hematology-oncology patients in the state. Each year, about 150 Alabama children are diagnosed with cancer. The diagnosis include leukemia, lymphoma, brain and spinal cord tumors, solid tumors of muscle and bone, kidney and liver tumors, and rare childhood cancers. There are approximately 2,000 patients treated with serious blood disorders, including sickle cell disease and hemophilia that receive care from ACCCBD each year.