The 6th annual Pink Up The Pace 5k and Fun Run raised record funds for Alabama breast cancer research. Organized by the Junior Board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) and presented by ABC 33/40 and Benton Nissan of Hoover and Bessemer, this year's event, held at Crestline Field on Sunday, October 22, netted an impressive $52,790 while drawing nearly 500 race participants between the 5K and 1-mile Dolly Dash.
Eighteen teams competed for best “CahaButt,” People’s Choice, Most Creative Team Name at the annual event benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama
Nearly 1,000 people came out to Cahaba Brewing Company on Saturday, October 2, to enjoy BBQ, beer, music, and raise money for breast cancer research at this year’s CahabaQue. The 9th annual BBQ cook-off and fundraiser benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) raised $25,115 bringing the event’s lifetime total to $125,000.
The event featured 18 cook teams who competed for best “CahabaButt,” People’s Choice, and Most Creative Team Name. Best CahaButt was awarded to Ward Bros. BBQ with Jugtown Butt Rangers as Runner-Up and Stifel in 3rd Place. LOCAL 1295 took home People’s Choice and Silence of the Hams won Best Team Name.
Eric Meyer, the co-founder of Cahaba Brewing Co. and Mountain Brook Fire Department firefighter, started the event in 2013 after a co-worker was diagnosed with breast cancer. “We reached out to the BCRFA because we wanted the funds raised to support our local community,” said Meyer.
“Our longtime partnership with Cahaba Brewing Company through CahabaQue has meant tremendous support for the cutting-edge breast cancer research happening right here in Alabama,” said Beth Bradner Davis, BCRFA Executive Director. “Thanks to this year’s sponsors, guests, cook teams, and volunteers, we are able to invest even more to help diagnose, treat, prevent, and eradicate the disease.”
All funds raised at CahabaQue stay in Alabama, but the impact is worldwide.
About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama
Founded in 1996, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to find a cure for breast cancer by funding promising breast cancer research in Alabama and raising community awareness and funding for that research. BCRFA funds promote a comprehensive approach to battling breast cancer by promoting collaborative and innovative research to help diagnose, treat, prevent, and eradicate the disease. With community support, BCRFA has invested over $11 million in life-saving breast cancer research. All funding stays in Alabama, but the impact is worldwide. Learn more about our mission and breakthroughs at www.bcrfa.org.