UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Magazine Fall 2015 - Page 17

quick takes NEWS & EVENTS C ANCER CENTER SUPPORT GROUPS NEW LIGHT For triple negative breast cancer patients Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer Benefits UAB This year’s Blazer Bolt 5K was held on October 24 in downtown Homewood to benefit brain tumor research at UAB and Children’s of Alabama. Several members of the Cancer Center’s Young Supporters Board participated in this year’s hugely successful event. (205) 975-7912 BR AIN BUDDIES For patients with malignant brain tumors and their families Cathie Robinson (205) 934-2921 NEW BEGINNINGS Pictured, left to right: (front row) Suzanne Alvarez, Lauren DeMoss, Danielle Downing, Mary-Margaret Brown, (back row) Ashley Foster, Joey Azar, Scott Laney, Callie Dunaway. For newly diagnosed breast cancer patients (205) 801-8266 or 1 (800) 333-6543 C ANSURVIVE GYN C ANCER SUPPORT GROUP Cancer Center Hosts Director’s Circle Reception Cancer Center Delegation Visits Egypt In June, a team of representatives from the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center traveled to Alexandria, Egypt, as part of the Globalization and Cancer Initiative, in partnership with Alexandria Regional Centre for Women’s Health and Development. The Cancer Center’s globalization initiative was launched in 2014 with the goal of facilitating the expansion of existing international partnerships and developing new global relationships associated with cancer health disparities. Metro Sertoma Makes Annual Donation Birmingham’s Metro Sertoma Club recently made its annual contribution to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. This year’s donation of $5,000 continues Metro Sertoma’s longstanding tradition of supporting cutting-edge research at the Cancer Center. Pictured here is Steve Scorey presenting the check to Janet Eary, M.D., professor of radiology and Cancer Center senior scientist. For ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancer patients (205) 934-7509 On September 29, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted a reception at the UAB Alumni House to honor contributors to the Director’s Circle, a fundraising initiative to introduce new donors to the work being done in cancer research and treatment at UAB. This year’s Director’s Circle will honor Dolly O’Neal, co-founder of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama and former director of development for the Cancer Center, who passed away in May after a lengthy battle with breast cancer (see page 32). LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIET Y PATIENT AND FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP (205) 934-5772 SPIRITUALIT Y GROUP (205) 801-7050 LOOK GOOD FEEL BET TER (205) 502-9958 YOUNG BREA ST C ANCER SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP For those diagnosed before the age of 45 (205) 975-8656 Norma Livingston Foundation Hosts Event VISIT UAB.EDU/C ANCER FOR A COMPLETE LISTING On September 25, the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation hosted a special event at The Club to benefit the Cancer Center’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Funds raised from the “Charlie’s Angels” event will be used toward creating the Brittany Waldrep Endowed Lectureship for Gynecologic Cancer, which will bring international experts in the field of GYN cancer to Birmingham to share their research with UAB physicians and scientists. Guests enjoyed an inspirational presentation by keynote speaker Edie Hand, as well as a fashion show featuring several physicians from the gynecologic oncology division. 30 U A B C O M P R E H E N S I V E C A N C E R C E N T E R # K N O W U A B C C C • U A B . E D U / C A N C E R 31