Fifteen fire departments across the state are teaming up with the BCRFA for the annual Pink Ribbon Project, selling limited edition t-shirts throughout October to fund vital breast cancer research.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) again partnered with the Heritage Archery Club and Bowhunters Association of Alabama to host the 12th annual Bow-Up Against Breast Cancer 3D archery tournament. Held on May 20-21 at Cullman Community Archery Park, the event raised $8,000 to support local breast cancer research.
Over 140 archers of all ages from Alabama and Tennessee, including individuals and teams, competed in various categories such as fixed pins, open class, and traditional.
Awards were given to the following top archers and teams:
- Top Team (Highest Score) – Archery Unlimited
- Team Bow Up (Most Charitable) – PCI Upper 12s
- Men Fixed Pins – Joey Tomlinson
- Men Open – Tyler Hopper
- Men Traditional – Alen Marsee
- Senior Fixed Pins – Glen Howse
- Senior Open – Russell Crowe
- Women Fixed Pins – Connie Crews
- Women Open – Renee Hornbuckle
- Women Traditional – Brittany Reno
- Youth Boys – Sam Smith
- Youth Girls – Lynn Crews
“The BCRFA is incredibly grateful to the archery community for their support of this year’s Bow-Up tournament,” said Beth Davis, BCRFA President and CEO. “Research funding is the lifeblood of advancements in breast cancer treatment, early detection methods, and how we will ultimately eliminate the disease as a public health threat. Events like Bow-Up are vital in our ongoing efforts.”
Started in 2012, Bow-Up has raised over $234,000 for the BCRFA. All proceeds fuel the most promising, early-stage breast cancer research happening in Alabama, giving hope to the thousands of survivors and individuals touched by the disease.
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 fueling collaborative and innovative research to help diagnose, treat, prevent, and eradicate the disease. Thanks to generous community support, BCRFA’s lifetime investment in life-saving research is nearly $14 million. All funding stays in Alabama, but the impact is worldwide. Learn more about our mission and breakthroughs at www.bcrfa.org.