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H A P P E N I N G H E R E UofL's continued dedication to cancer research surrounds Derby and Oaks events Amid the backdrop of the world's most famous horse race, UofL hosted a number of events in support of critical cancer research. Hats for Hope got the Derby festivities started April 11, auctioning designer Derby hats, including those worn by Nicole Kidman, Ann Romney and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. The 2013 Cancer Survivor Celebration, held May 2 in downtown Louisville, honored the spirit and courage of those who fght cancer, and the clinicians and researchers who are with them every step of the way. On May 3, the Kentucky Cancer Program at UofL coordinated the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade at Churchill Downs, and later that evening, the KFC Yum! Center played host for the frst time to the sold-out, star-studded Julep Ball. Since 2004, the event has generated more than $2 million for cancer research at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. Louisville's premier "Party with a Purpose" saw Jeff Bumpous, named physician of the year, Brad Chaires, scientist of the year. It was headlined by the 1980s chart-topping band, The B-52s. Over the last decade, Hats for Hope has raised nearly $500,000, to support cancer care services at Brown Cancer Center. Dr. Donald Miller, director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, details the research done in the ﬁght against cancer at the Cancer Survivor Celebration luncheon. The 2013 Cancer Survivor Celebration, held on the Thursday before the Kentucky Derby at UofL's Clinical and Translational Research Building, is a day for those who embody strength and hope for a future that is cancer-free. 2013 Julep Ball Survivor Ambassador Asia Ludlow, third from left and currently battling Stage IV cancer, poses on the red carpet with (from left to right) Meliegha Tankersley, Diane Warner, and Asia's daughter and recent UofL graduate, China Ludlow '13B. The KFC Yum! Center was transformed into "Louisville's Love Shack" for the 2013 Julep Ball, complete with international celebrities, live music by the B-52s and a silent auction. Cancer survivors hit the track for the Pink Post Parade. Former NFL running back and Julep Ball co-emcee Tiki Barber poses with fellow party patrons. SUMMER UOFL MAGAZINE| 1 3