The City of Calera announced today that it has raised $45,000 for breast cancer research, to be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA). This marks the 10th anniversary of the city raising funds and awareness for local breast cancer research.
Throughout the month of October, the city joined together to raise funds by selling limited-edition 10th anniversary pink t-shirts, which commemorated the city’s efforts in supporting the cause. The group also held a socially-distanced event to assist with fundraising efforts: the “Calera Goes Pink!” Golf Tournament.
The tournament, which was held at Timberline Golf Club, welcomed 120 golfers and was presented by Active Air of Calera.
“We are so excited to again be partnering with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama,” said Sean Kendrick, Chief of Calera Fire & Rescue. “We’ve worked together with the Foundation for 10 years now, and I look forward to working together for many more in the future.”
All proceeds from the campaign were given to the BCRFA, which funds Alabama-based breast cancer research at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB, as well as their collaborative partners.
“This event truly shows the impact of communities coming together for a good cause,” said Kate Kiefer, Board of Directors member for the BCRFA and event chair. “I am thrilled to see the funds that we have raised for research and the relationships that we’ve built while doing it. Each participant, sponsor and supporter should be proud of the great impact we’ve made on breast cancer research.”
Thanks to funds raised in Alabama in 2020, the BCRFA has now contributed over $10 million to breast cancer research in the state since its inception in 1996.
Pictured L-R: Chris Myles, Calera High School Principal; Joe Kruse, Timberline Golf Pro/Manager; Connie Payton, Calera City Clerk; Kate Kiefer, “Calera Goes Pink!” Director; Genet Holcomb, Calera Elementary School Principal; David Hyche, Calera Chief of Police; and Sean Kendrick, Chief of Calera Fire and Rescue.
Not pictured: Jon Graham, Calera Mayor; Haley Franks, Calera Intermediate School Principal; Desaree Jackson, Calera Middle School Principal; and Seth Gandy, Calera Parks and Recreation Director.