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Golf Tournament Brings in $106,000 for Research


On May 16th, 2016 the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) held its 21st Annual Drive-Out Breast Cancer Golf Tournament at Old Overton Club. The event was presented by Tameron Honda & Hyundai. The annual golf tournament was started when BCRFA co-founders, Dolly O’Neal and Bruce Sokol, joined forces in 1996 with a goal of infusing additional funding and expanding breast cancer research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Drive-Out Breast Cancer Golf Tournament was their inaugural – and very successful – fundraiser to support breast cancer research in our community.

“We’re excited to announce that this year’s Drive-Out Breast Cancer Golf Tournament raised over $106,000 for breast cancer research here in Alabama,” said Beth Bradner Davis, Executive Director of the BCRFA. “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 throughout the year remain in Alabama, supporting local research, which in turn makes a national impact.”

At the awards luncheon, sponsored by Milo’s Tea Co., the top teams of the tournament were recognized. The 1st Place Gross award went to team Merrill Lynch, 1st Place Net was won by team WBRC Fox 6, 2nd Place Net was awarded to team Tameron Honda, and 3rd Place net went to team Sirote & Permutt.

“We are proud to be a partner with the BCRFA on this event, and throughout the year, to help fund the research that will save lives,” stated Rob Gallik, General Manager for Tameron Honda, event presenting sponsor.

Other event sponsors include Sirote & Permutt, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Welden Family, Alabama Power Foundation, David Busby, BCBS-The Caring Foundation, Belk, ETC, O’Neal Wealth Management Group, Altec, Shane & Julie Hill, KGS Steel, Kirkpatrick Concrete, Russo Corporation, Dr. Heidi Umphrey, and United Johnson Brothers of Alabama. Beth Adams, American Printing Co., Bridgeworth Financial, City Paper Company, Jill & Brent Carter, Patsy Dreher, Kate Kiefer, Carol Myers, Bob & Ellen Nabors, Cindy Owen, Piggly Wiggly, Bruce Sokol, and Thompson Tractor Company were also sponsors of the event. Golf Carts were sponsored by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and beverages were provided by AlaBev, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Milo’s Tea Co., and United Johnson Brothers of Alabama.

Media Partners for the tournament were B-Metro, Fox 6 WBRC, iHeartMedia (103.7 the Q and Magic 96), Lamar Advertising and Spectrum Reach.

About the BCRFA

Since its inception in 1996, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama has raised over $5.8 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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