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BCRFA Wins Big, Raising $69,000 at Casino Night


The 9th Annual Pink Palace Casino, presented Tameron Automotive on Saturday, April 22nd at Iron City, benefitted the work of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA), raising $69,000 for breast cancer research in Alabama.

The BCRFA takes a comprehensive approach to battling breast cancer through support of collaborative and innovative research to help diagnose, treat, prevent and eradicate the disease. All of the funds raised remain in Alabama, supporting local research, which in turn makes a national impact.

Guests enjoyed Vegas-style casino gaming featuring blackjack, poker, roulette, craps and slot machines. Winnings were cashed in for a shot at a variety of great prizes and guests placed their bets on high-rolling silent auction items. Over $2,000 was raised as guests took a chance to win a pair of beautiful diamond earrings and to stock their bar, compliments of Diamonds Direct, United Johnson Brothers of Alabama, and the Co-chairs of the evening. Co-chairs for the event were Anne-Michelle Barnett, Kim Comer, Jill Crawford, Diane Dudney, Kathy Emison, Kathy G. Mezrano, Cheryl Morton, Leslie Passafiume, Amy Stevens and Shaela Wise

Special Thanks to Sponsors: Tameron Automotive, Sirote & Permutt, Alabama Power Foundation, David Busby, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Poarch Creek Band of Indians, the Thompson Foundation, Women’s Imaging Associates, Circulogene, the Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation, and many local individuals and community partners.

About the BCRFA

Since its inception in 1996, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama has raised over $6.75 million to fund research, cutting edge equipment and experimental therapies at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. All funds raised stay here in the State of Alabama, but the research will have a global, life-saving impact.

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