UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 29

NEWS & EVENTS C ANCER CENTER SUPPORT GROUPS NEW LIGHT Huffman Joins Cancer Center Development Office For triple negative breast cancer patients Alex Huffman has recently joined the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of Development and Community Relations as a development coordinator. As such, he will maintain and steward relationships with both private and corporate donors, in addition to the center’s Advisory and Young Supporters Boards. A native of Birmingham, Mr. Huffman graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in advertising. Prior to joining the Cancer Center, he worked as an account executive for corporate sponsorships in the UAB Department of Athletics. (205) 975-7912 BR AIN BUDDIES For patients with malignant brain tumors and their families (205) 934-2921 NEW BEGINNINGS For newly diagnosed breast cancer patients (205) 801-8266 or 1 (800) 333-6543 Reed Foundation Makes Donation C ANSURVIVE GYN C ANCER SUPPORT GROUP For ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancer patients (205) 934-7509 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 In 2002, as Birmingham resident Robert Reed battled pancreatic cancer, the Robert E. Reed Gastrointestinal Oncology Research Foundation was formed with the hope to have a local foundation to raise funds to support patients with all forms of gastrointestinal cancer, as well as medical research initiatives at UAB, under the direction of Marty Heslin, M.D. The funds raised by the Reed Foundation, more than $1.5 million since 2002, have allowed this research effort not only to survive, but to grow with multiple scientific publications and novel clinical trials. Representatives from the Reed Foundation recently presented its annual donation to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. This donation of $140,000, presented to Dr. Heslin and Laura Rogers, M.D., helps to ensure that groundbreaking research for GI cancers and specifically pancreatic cancer will continue to thrive at UAB. Pictured, L to R: Dr. Marty Heslin, Hannon Davidson and Scott Reed with the Reed Foundation, and Dr. Ed Partridge # K N O W U A B C C C (205) 975-8656 HEAD AND NECK C ANCER SUPPORT GROUP (205) 934-9714 VISIT UAB.EDU/C ANCER FOR A COMPLETE LISTING • U A B . E D U / C A N C E R 27