NLOCF Contributes to UAB
Division of Gynecologic Oncology Receives Funds from Norma Livingston Foundation
Charles Landen, Ronald Alvarez, Susan Lapidus, Alison Hawkins, Stacy Minor, Suzanne Waldrep, Susan Greene, and Shelia Moore
The Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation (NLOCF) has presented the UAB Division of Gynecologic Oncology with a check for $100,000—which includes proceeds from the sales of the foundation’s Drive Out Ovarian Cancer car tag and funds raised through the foundation’s events. The foundation is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer; in particular, it is dedicated to helping to find an accurate screening test for the disease.
All funds raised by the NLOCF benefit the UAB Division of Gynecologic Oncology, led by director Ronald Alvarez, M.D., a senior scientist with the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. “The support of the NLOCF has been instrumental in our efforts in fighting ovarian cancer,” Alvarez says. “Its commitment and dedication has inspired so many patients, and we are grateful for all of the hard work to help us find a cure for this deadly disease.”
The NLOCF was started in 2004 by Lori Livingston, who lost her mother, Norma Livingston, after a short battle with ovarian cancer. The mission of the Birmingham-based organization is to raise funds for ovarian cancer research and to increase awareness by educating women, their families, and the health-care community about the risks, symptoms, and treatments for the deadly disease. The foundation raises money through various events held throughout the year, including MotherWalk, a 5K event held in Mountain Brook Village every May, and the Ovarian Cycle Ride to Change the Future. Over the past seven years, the foundation has raised approximately $500,000 for research.
Maintaining the Momentum / Summer 2011