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The BCRFA Welcomes 2020 Board Of Directors & New Members

Birmingham, AL – The 2020 board of directors for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama have been named. New members include: Greg Schumann (Markstein, Co.) and Renee Steed (Southeastern Jewelers).

Mr. Schumann and Ms. Steed join returning board members: Maudie Darby Bedford (Southern Development Council), Sandra Brown (J.J.’s T-Shirts & Team World), Nicholas Danella (Bradley), Vivian Weaver Davis, James Dye (Realty South), Diane Dudney, Gary Johnson (University of Montevallo), Kate Kiefer, Dianne Mooney, Cathleen Moore (Bradley), Carol Myers, Carol Sue Mitchell, E. Camper O’Neal (Merrill Lynch), Mauricio Papapietro (brick & tin), Wendy Paschal (Active Air), Ryan Ramage (Renasant Bank), Caroline Reich (Women’s Imaging Associates), Mary Screws (Bradley), George Shaw (Bruno Event Team), Bruce Sokol, and Jean Thompson.

The Executive Committee is comprised of Jill Carter (AT&T), Board President; Philip Passafiume (Protective Life), Vice President; Brian Grainger (Horton, Lee & Burnett), Treasurer; and Laura Hinton (RFG Advisory), Secretary.

Barry Sleckman MD, PhD (Director of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center) joins Ravi Bhatia, MD, PhD (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB), Edward Partridge, MD (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB), and Andres Forero, MD (Seattle Genetics) on the BCRFA Medical Advisory Council.

The BCRFA Board of Directors serve as an active public advocate for the BCRFA, sharing its mission to help find a cure for breast cancer by funding promising Breast Cancer Research and to motivate community awareness and funding for that research. Since its founding in 1996, the BCRFA has raised almost $10 million for breast cancer research and recently raised over $1 million for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB and their collaborative partners in 2019.

About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama is an independent 501C3 nonprofit organization supporting innovative research to help diagnose, treat, prevent and eradicate the disease. Since its inception in 1996, the BCRFA has raised almost $10 million to fund research at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB and assist their collaborative partners. All funds raised stay in the state of Alabama, but the research has a global, life-saving impact. For more information, visit BCRFA.org.

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