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Kickball Tournament Featuring Local Dentists to Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer Center

BIRMINGHAM — Homewood area dentists will trade their toothbrushes for kickballs on Friday, April 24 for the inaugural Kickin’ It For A Cure Homewood Dentists Kickball Invitational.

This event is in honor of Kayla Perry in support of Developmental Therapeutics at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. Games will be held at West Homewood Park (121 West Oxmoor Road) from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Several local food trucks will be on site, including Saw’s Street Kitchen, Shindigs Catering, Steel City Pops and Dreamcakes..

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Perry is a Hoover native and Auburn University student who was diagnosed in 2013 with stage four high-risk neuroblastoma. Perry and her family created the foundation Open Hands Overflowing Heart to raise funds for pediatric cancer research.

Teams represent the offices of Dr. Angel Rohner, Drs. Robert Rudolph and James Reed, Drs. Jennifer Davis and Melissa Nix, Drs. Deanne Vail and Julie Webb, Dr. Spencer Maddox, Drs. Charles Baldone and Gia Brothers, Dr. Dominique Backus, Dr. Chris Vlachos, Drs. Ashley Ford and Deborah Rigsby (Calera Dental Center), UAB School of Dentistry, Dr. Lisa Miller, Dr.Andy Duckett, Dr. Brandon Boggan and Dr. Deborah Sema. Event sponsors are Open Hands Overflowing Hearts, Oxmoor Valley Orthodontics and Henry Schein Dental.

Children’s of Alabama is the 10th busiest pediatric medical center in the United States. The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's of Alabama is the state's only comprehensive center for pediatric cancer and other blood disorders, treating 90 percent of all such patients diagnosed in Alabama.  Specialized pediatric services exist for all forms of childhood cancer, leukemia, brain and spinal cord tumors, hemophilia and other bleeding disorders and sickle cell diseases in the state. The center is a partnership between Children’s and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.  The ACCCBD is home to the only pediatric programs in blood and marrow transplantation, childhood cancer survivorship, developmental cancer therapeutics, pediatric neuro-oncology, pediatric hemophilia and sickle cell disease in the state of Alabama. The cancer program is ranked among the best in the nation by US News & World Report. More information is available at, or