Fifteen fire departments across the state are teaming up with the BCRFA for the annual Pink Ribbon Project, selling limited edition t-shirts throughout October to fund vital breast cancer research.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) hosted its 3rd annual Disc Golf Goes Pink tournament on September 9 at two disc golf courses in Calera, AL: Oliver Park and George W. Roy Recreational Park. Presented by Bham Now and Vulcan Imaging Associates – Women’s, players enjoyed a fun day of friendly competition while raising critical funds for local breast cancer research. The event netted $7,500 thanks to community support and sponsors.
Over 50 disc golfers of all ages from across the region competed in various categories based on age and skill level. Awards were given to the following 1st place individuals:
- Mixed Amateur 1 – Austin Reid
- Mixed Amateur 2 – Brody Callin
- Mixed Amateur 3 – Jordan Pridemore
- Mixed Amateur 4 – Brandon Greer
- Mixed Amateur 40+ – Jay McGaughy
- Mixed Amateur 55+ – Lawrence Hinkle
- Mixed Amateur 60+ – Brian Thompson
- Mixed Junior (Under 18) – Brooks Fielding
Full results can be viewed here.
“The BCRFA extends a big ‘thank you’ to the local disc golf community for their support,” said Beth Davis, BCRFA President and CEO. “The dollars raised at Disc Golf Goes Pink are an inspiration to all touched by breast cancer and will directly support lifesaving advances in research.”
Disc Golf Goes Pink is the kick-off to the City of Calera’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign, Calera Goes Pink, featuring community events and a t-shirt sale to raise money for the BCRFA. The festivities continue with the Calera Goes Pink football game on October 13 and golf tournament on October 15. For more information, visit caleragoespink.com.
Started in 2020, Disc Golf Goes Pink has raised over $23,000 for the BCRFA. All proceeds fuel the most promising, early-stage breast cancer research happening in Alabama, giving hope to the thousands of survivors and individuals touched by the disease.
Plans are already underway for next year’s event. Visit bcrfa.org/events for the latest details.
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 nearly $14 million. All funding stays in Alabama, but the impact is worldwide. Learn more about our mission and breakthroughs at www.bcrfa.org.