In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Young Supporters Board for the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has transformed its annual fundraising ball into a week-long food festival taking place at various restaurants in the Birmingham area from July 17 to July 24.
The event will not only raise funds for cancer research at the cancer center but also support local restaurants, which have been affected in many ways by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The board has partnered with local Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants that will offer special Fiesta Ball Week individual and family meals ranging from $35 to $75 per meal. Participating establishments include Sol Y Luna, El ZunZun, Little Donkey, Craft’s on Church Street, La Paz and all locations of Taco Mama.
In addition, a silent auction will be available online, featuring a variety of items and experiences, including tickets to the 2021 Barber Vintage Festival and Magic City Classic, a Jones is Thirsty wine tasting, a hunting experience and other items.
Tickets are required for the event and can be purchased online at uab.edu/fiestaball, where guests can select the meals they wish to purchase during the week. Funds from ticket sales will benefit both the restaurants selected and the cancer center.