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25 for Research

25 for Research

RESEARCH IS SAVING LIVES ACROSS ALABAMA. WE WANT TO HEAR THE STORIES.

For the last 25 years, the BCRFA has made it our mission to fund research that has a deep impact on women and men battling breast cancer across Alabama. Through supporting research at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB and their collaborative partners, we have seen great bounds in the therapies and treatments available to breast cancer patients in our state.

Now, we want to hear your stories.

Have you or someone you know been positively impacted by breast cancer research? Did breakthrough discoveries change your outlook or prognosis? Was research able to extend the life of someone who is no longer with us?

On this 25th anniversary of the BCRFA, we hope to share and celebrate 25 unique stories about the impact of research from across the state. Fill out the form below to be considered! Would you prefer to talk to us about your nominee? Contact us to set up a time to chat.

Research Saves Lives

“In the last 10 years, there have been so many amazing examples of clinical trials becoming the standard of care. Thirty years ago, success from clinical trials was a rare circumstance. It was extraordinary if it was a success. But now, there are so many clinical trials having major effects on the treatment of cancers that have been historically lethal.”

-Dr. Barry Sleckman

“My mom did have a recurrence of her cancer when I was 21. She was given a trial drug (partly funded by the BCRFA) that put her in remission within three months. It was truly amazing. She lived 6 full years (all 3 of her kids got married and had children) before her next reoccurence. Unfortunately the cancer had spread. Her story is the poster story for what breast cancer research can do. Her life was extended because of research, and while we are forever grateful for that, we still have work to do.”

-Amy O’Neal Stevens

Laura Hinton
“I wouldn’t be alive right now if it weren’t for breast cancer research," said Hinton. "They’ve come such a long way... it’s very possible if I had been diagnosed five or 10 years ago, I may not be here today."
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Audra And Josh Chiles At Pink Up The Pace
On May 13, Audra Chiles will celebrate her two-year "cancer-versary." Learn how she used a difficult early diagnosis to support young breast cancer survivors and help raise funds for life-saving research.
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Friendship Through Breast Cancer, Sheri Watson And Meredith Carpenter
Learn how mammography tech Sheri Watson and breast cancer survivor Meredith Carpenter built a lasting friendship during a difficult time, and why breast cancer research is so important to them in this month's video story. 
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