Photography by Carper Creative Photography
Each year, community leaders dazzle + delight a crowd of enthusiastic patrons at the Dancing with Our Stars Gala. This year’s virtual evening of friendly competition benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation and supports the Arkansas chapter’s research and mission: to end and find a cure for neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth in the nervous system, causing tumors to form on nerve tissue.
Children Tumor Foundation also provides support for children and families affected by NF. A portion of the proceeds is donated for grants to send Arkansas youth to the International NF Camp.
We’re putting each star in the spotlight and introducing them. Voting and related festivities begin TODAY.
Dancing with Allison Stodola Wilson – with Shuffles
“I have provided care for the children of Arkansas with Neurofibromatosis for much of my career. It is my honor to participate in Dancing with our stars to represent them and raise funds for NF research to combat this disorder and provide them with the opportunity for a better life.”
Dr. Greg Sharp is a small town Arkansas boy who grew up in Crossett, and at the age of 9 determined he would either become a professional baseball player or a doctor. His plan was to return to small town Arkansas as a family practitioner, but that all changed when he first walked into Arkansas Children’s Hospital as a medical student in 1982. It took him about 5 minutes to completely fall in love with the hospital and caring for kids. There was only one Child Neurologist at ACH then, and he recognized a great need. Following a residency in Pediatrics, he trained in Child Neurology at the Mayo Clinic. He has since gratefully served the children of Arkansas for 30 years, and has been truly blessed by each and every child he has cared for.
He achieved board certification in Pediatrics, Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy. The Neuroscience Center now holds over 20 specialized clinics with one of those being the Neurofibromatosis Clinic. Dr. Sharp was the inaugural recipient of the John H. Bornhofen, MD Endowed Chair in Child Neurology, and now holds the Harvey and Bernice Jones Distinguished Chair in Pediatrics. He is currently a Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at UAMS, and Senior Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Vote for Greg – www.ctf.org/gregsharp