$875,000 Donated to Fund Breast Cancer Research in Alabama
BCRFA Presents Largest Ever Donation of $875,000 to Research
February 7, 2017
On Tuesday, February 7, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) presented its largest donation ever of $875,000 to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since its inception in 1996, the BCRFA has made an annual donation to research proceeds from all its fund-raising efforts during the prior year, including sales of specialty breast cancer research license plate, BCRFA events, and from individual and community support. This year’s contribution brings the Birmingham-based organization’s cumulative total for research at UAB to more than $6.75 million.
Community support during 2016 included 25 Alabama fire departments who participated in the Pink Ribbon Project, selling t-shirts during October to raise funds and awareness, along with dozens of other businesses, schools, and churches that used grassroots fundraising to raise money for breast cancer research.
Over half of the total donation of $875,000 was raised through the BCRFA specialty car tag sales. Available at DMVs across the state, the Breast Cancer Research tag is the 9th most popular specialty tag in the state, with over 11,500 vehicles sporting the tag.
The BCRFA supports a comprehensive approach to battling breast cancer through collaborative and innovative research to help diagnose, treat, prevent and eradicate the disease. All of the funds raised remain in Alabama, supporting local research, which in turn makes a national impact.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama supports a comprehensive approach to battling breast cancer through support of collaborative and innovative research to help diagnose, treat, prevent and eradicate the disease. Since its inception in 1996, the BCRFA has raised over $6.75 million to fund research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and with their collaborative partners. All funds raised stay here in the state of Alabama, but the research will have a global, life-saving impact. BCRFA.org
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