Posted 12/11/2013 11:16 am
Updated 8 months ago
Stuart Cobb of Little Rock has donated $1 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, UAMS said Wednesday.
UAMS said the money will help pay for construction and services at its new breast center and cancer procedures facility on the third floor of the cancer institute. The center is now located in the outpatient center.
"Stuart Cobb has a longstanding and special connection to the cancer institute," UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn said in a news release. "Her generous donation will ensure that Arkansans have access to the most advanced facility for mammography and other essential outpatient cancer-related procedures for many years to come."
The new breast center will have all-digital mammography equipment, as well as equipment for bone marrow biopsy, CT scans, oncology services and other radiologic procedures.
Cobb was a charter member of the Cancer Institute Auxiliary and helped establish the institute's gift shop, now one of the organization’s primary fundraising projects. Cobb was auxiliary president in 1991-1992 and continues to serve as an auxiliary board member and volunteer on many projects.
Cobb is also a past president of the Junior League of Little Rock and co-chair of Arkansas' Race for the Cure. In 1993, she was named a Community Service Award recipient from the Arkansas Department of Human Services. She was the wife of the late Jim Cobb of Little Rock.