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Bow-Up Against Breast Cancer archery tournament raises over $7,000 for breast cancer research

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) once again teamed up with the Heritage Archery Club and Bowhunters Association of Alabama to organize the 13th annual Bow-Up Against Breast Cancer 3D archery tournament. The event took place on May 25-26 at Cullman Community Archery Park and raised $7,464 to support local breast cancer research.

Over 130 archers of all ages from Alabama, Georgia, 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) – West Park Archery Club 
  • Team Bow Up (Most Charitable) – West Park Archery Club 
  • Men Fixed Pins – Josh Calhoun
  • Men Open – Dakota Knowles
  • Men Traditional – John Sullins
  • Senior Fixed Pins – Shane Sanford
  • Senior Open – Patrick Crocker
  • Women Fixed Pins – Ashley Templeton
  • Women Open – Janet Knight
  • Women Traditional – Catherine Roy
  • Youth Boys – Sam Smith
  • Youth Girls – Sophia Murphy

“Bow-Up Against Breast Cancer is a significant annual event, and we are grateful for the support we receive every year from our partners and archers,” said Beth Davis, the President & CEO of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. “With 1 in 8 women and 1 in 833 men estimated to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, it is important to continue funding research that can improve the odds and enhance the quality of life for those affected by breast cancer. Events like Bow-Up are essential in our continuous initiatives.”

Since 2012, Bow-Up has successfully raised more than $242,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA). These funds have been instrumental in supporting cutting-edge, early-stage breast cancer research initiatives in Alabama. The impact of this research extends beyond the laboratory, offering hope and support to the countless survivors and individuals affected by this disease.

2024 Bow-Up Against Breast Cancer sponsors included Sponsors: Mezrano Alabama Injury Lawyers and Clearview Cancer Institute; In-Kind Sponsors: Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Dentons Sirote, WBRC FOX6 News, 102.5 The Bull, and 256 Today.

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

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