September 28, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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pink ribbonBreast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. Thanks to early detection and improvements in treatment, millions of women are surviving the disease.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabamahas raised more than $5 million to support cancer research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center. The BCRFA helps to ensure that physicians and scientists can seize every opportunity for groundbreaking discovery.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the BCRFA and other organizations are hosting local events:

Sept. 25–Oct. 25: Calera Goes Pink!

Join the City of Calera as they Go Pink to support breast cancer research in Alabama. This citywide event kicks off with the Calera High School football game on Friday, Sept. 25, and culminates with a golf tournament at Timberline on Oct. 25. For details, call BCRFA at 205-996-5463.

October: Pink Ribbon Project

Dozens of fire stations across the state will Go Pink! throughout the month of October and will be selling specially designed Pink Ribbon Project T-shirts for $15 and $20. Proceeds from shirt sales will help the BCRFA provide seed dollars required to secure sustaining, national grants for breast cancer research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

October: Tameron BC Awareness Campaign

Tameron Automotive Group will donate $100 in support of breast cancer research for every car sold during October at Tameron Honda (1675 Montgomery Highway, Birmingham) and Tameron Hyundai (1595 Montgomery Highway, Birmingham).

Oct. 9 and Oct. 20: BCRFA’s Go Pink! T-shirt Sale

From 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 20, short-sleeved and long-sleeved T-shirts will be on sale by the elevators in the North Pavilion Building at UAB Hospital. Short-sleeved shirts are $15, and long-sleeved shirts are $20.

Oct. 10: Ross Bridge Uncorked! On the Green

The community is invited to come out to this free annual event at Ross Bridge (2101 Grand Avenue, Hoover) to sample beer and wine, and make a donation to support BCRFA. Wine tasting is from noon-2 p.m., and beer sampling is from 2:30-5 p.m. A valid ID is required prior to sampling. For more information, visit www.uncorkedonthegreen.com.

Oct. 16: Pink Luncheon “Crazy for a Cure”

Make a minimum donation of $15 to BCRFA and enjoy a Mexican buffet, fun and prizes at the MSE Building Co. at 5500 Derby Drive, Birmingham. RSVP at 205-833-9010.

Oct. 17: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is the largest series of 5K run/fitness walks in the world. The local race will begin at Linn Park in downtown Birmingham. The survivor parade will be at 8:30 a.m., the 5K starts at 9 a.m., and the 1-mile fun run/walk is at 10 a.m., with awards ceremony at 11 a.m. Detailed information is online at www.komenncalabama.org/komen-race-for-the-cure.

Oct. 17: New Light Support Group

In lieu of the New Light Support Group meeting, members of the support group will participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Oct. 17, which will be held in Linn Park in downtown Birmingham. To join a team and help celebrate the life, bravery and the memory of survivors, contact Kimberly Robinson at 205-975-7912 or krobinson@uabmc.edu.

Oct. 18: Fashion and Friends Charity Expo

This charity business expo will be held in the Main Hall at the Bessemer Civic Center from 4-8 p.m. There will be vendors, speakers and food, with ticket proceeds going to support BCRFA. Tickets are $10 in advance. For more information, visit www.fashionandfriends.eventbrite.com.

Oct. 25: Pink Private Shopping Night, Belk at the Summit

From 6:30-9 p.m. BCRFA and Belk are once again partnering to host this exclusive private shopping night. A $25 ticket includes complimentary food and beverages, live entertainment, fabulous door prizes, and the opportunity to shop exclusive shopping discounts at Belk. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.pinkprivateshoppingnight.com or by calling BCRFA at 205-996-5463.
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