On Saturday, September 21, 2024, from 7:00 – 11:00 P.M., you can go back in time for a night of fun and fundraising at The Fennec! Harlem in the ‘Ham, hosted by the UAB MHERC Young Professionals Board, is a 1920’s themed night where everyone is a VIP. You’ll enjoy Logan the Entertainer as well as great food. Jack Daniel’s will once again sponsor the Gentleman Jack VIP Lounge. All proceeds support a great cause — Healthy Happy Kids (HHK), the MHERC’s childhood obesity prevention program. Come and join the fun!

About the Event

Harlem in the ‘Ham is hosted by the UAB Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center (MHERC) Young Professionals Board. Proceeds from Harlem in the ‘ Ham benefit Healthy Happy Kids, the MHERC’s childhood obesity prevention program. Since the first Casino Royale in 2009, more than 3,000 young professionals, business and community leaders have raised over $500,000 to help children learn healthy living skills.

About the YP Board

The UAB Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center (MHERC) Young Professionals Board is an organization of 25- to 40-year old professionals. These MHERC ambassadors share a commitment to engaging new audiences in support of the Center’s efforts to eliminate health disparities. The board’s primary function is to raise funds to support research, community outreach, and training programs for junior faculty, medical students, and undergraduates. 

About Healthy Happy Kids

Childhood obesity Childhood obesity is a pressing issue in the United States, with Alabama facing particularly high rates. Among racial and ethnic minority populations, obesity rates are even higher. The Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center’s Healthy Happy Kids program, through Live HealthSmart Alabama, addresses this issue through an engaging eight-week program of after-school activities where children learn about healthy eating and staying active. Since its inception in 2008, Healthy Happy Kids has reached over 2,300 students across 24 schools, thanks to community support.


To learn more about the MHERC Young Professionals Board and to browse other events, visit our website.