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.
On Sunday, November 7, more than 220 runners crossed the finish line at this year’s Pink Up The Pace, raising over $26,285 to support breast cancer research across Alabama. Brought to you by the Junior Board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama and presented by Benton Nissan of Hoover & Bessemer and Vulcan Materials Company, the event featured a 5K race and Dolly Dash 1-Mile fun run. The festivities began with a special trumpet by members of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and included a family-friendly after-party with face painting, live music, the Tickled Pink Petting Zoo, and an inflatable obstacle course.
“Sponsors and members of the Mountain Brook community and beyond really stepped up this year to support the BCRFA’s mission of funding research and saving lives,” said Amy O’Neal Stevens, BCRFA Junior Board member and co-chair of this year’s event.
“Pink Up The Pace is always a special event for the BCRFA and me personally because the Dolly Dash is named after my mom and the organization’s co-founder, Dolly O’Neal. She called Mountain Brook home and I know she would be proud to see what her friends, neighbors, and community have accomplished for breast cancer research right here in our own backyard.”
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama invests in collaborative, innovative breast cancer research to help diagnose, treat, prevent and eradicate the disease. All funds stay in Alabama, but the impact is worldwide.
Special thanks to all of the 2021 Pink Up The Pace sponsors, including:
Benton Nissan of Hoover & Bessemer, Vulcan Materials Company, Alabama Natural Gas Association, Alabama Power Company, AmWINS Brokerage of Alabama, CerFlux, First Call Financial, Mary Chollet and Camper O’Neal, Ron Davidson Law Firm, South Point Bank, Southeastern Jewelers, Synovus, Andrews Sports Medicine, Falkner Gardens, Meredith Carpenter Law, Pink & Company, Tier 1 Detail, Turf Doctor of Birmingham, Inc., University of Montevallo MBA Program, Alabama Graphics, Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Co., brick & tin, Cahaba Brewing Co., City Paper Co., Dentons Sirote, Milo’s Hamburgers, and TopView Sports.
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. Learn more about our mission and breakthroughs at www.bcrfa.org.