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The 29th annual Drive Out Breast Cancer golf tournament raises $120,000 for local breast cancer research

On May 20, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama held the 29th Drive Out Breast Cancer golf tournament, at Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills, which saw an impressive turnout of 99 golfers. The fundraising efforts of this year’s tournament resulted in over $120,000 being raised to advance vital breast cancer research in Alabama. 

In 1996, Bruce Sokol and Dolly O’Neal teamed up to launch the Drive Out Breast Cancer golf tournament to raise funds for breast cancer research. The first event raised $68,000, which led to the creation of the BCRFA. Over the years, the tournament has generated over $3 million, and the BCRFA has invested $15 million in innovative breast cancer research in Alabama.

“We are grateful to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB, Renasant, Tameron Automotive, and all the event sponsors and golfers for their invaluable contribution in making this year’s tournament a resounding success,” said Beth Davis, BCRFA President & CEO. She emphasized the remarkable pace at which breast cancer research is advancing, underscoring the crucial role funding plays in this progress. The BCRFA takes immense pride in driving this advancement within Alabama and sincerely appreciates the unwavering support of the community, exemplified by events like Drive Out Breast Cancer.

2024 Drive Out Breast Cancer sponsors included Presenting Sponsors: O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB, Renasant Bank, and Tameron Honda & Hyundai; Platinum Sponsors: Cathy and David Busby, Dentons Sirote, and Mary Chollet & Camper O’Neal; Community Partners: Alabama Power Foundation, BCBS – The Caring Foundation, and Thrivent; Player Gift/Award Sponsors: The Welden Family, Kirkpatrick Concrete, and Protective,; Media Sponsors: iHeartMedia, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Spectrum Reach, and WBRC FOX6;Lunch Sponsor: Milo’s Tea Company; Reception Sponsor: SoulGrown; Beverage Sponsors: AlaBev, Cahaba Brewing Company, Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and Milo’s Tea Company;  Hole-In-One Car Sponsor Tameron Honda & Hyundai, Gold Sponsors: AMAC Builders, Magna KAMTEK, Phil Passafiume, Stewart Lubricants & Service Co., and The Thompson Family Foundation; Silver Sponsors: Alabama Power Company, Altec, Inc., Bay Pine Holdings, Kirkpatrick Concrete, Russo Corporation and SoulGrown; Bronze Sponsors: BCBS – The Caring Foundation, Canopy Promotions, Brent and Jill Carter, Kate Kiefer, Carol Sue Mitchell, Carol Myers, Bob Nabors, David Romanoff, Bruce Sokol, Thompson Tractor, Marshall Urist, Marion Walker, and Chris Zegley.

For details on all of BCRFA’s upcoming events, click here.

To see more photos from this year’s tournament, click here.

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 of $15 million. All funding stays in Alabama, but the impact is worldwide. Learn more about our mission and breakthroughs at

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