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
P H I L A N T H R O P Y Every year, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center receives the group embraced the idea and began pulling together
hundreds of charitable gifts — from across the country recipes from the community.
— from individuals, foundations and organizations who The cookbook raised more than $30,000 for ovarian cancer
want to make an impact in the fight against cancer. This research. The Hungry Tigers chose the Cancer Center to
charitable support is crucial to our mission. It allows us to receive these funds because 100 percent of the money
move more rapidly toward our goal of preventing, treating would go directly toward research.
and ultimately curing cancer by maximizing scientific
discovery and translational medicine. We are grateful to our ESTES ENDOWS CHAIR FOR
donors — to our stakeholders — who have invested in our LUNG CANCER RESEARCH progress and have trusted in our ability to make a difference. In November 2009, The University of Alabama System
Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the James
H. Estes Family Endowed Chair for Lung Cancer Research
at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. The action
honors retired Tuscaloosa businessman and lung cancer
survivor James Estes for his generosity, visionary approach
to giving and commitment to funding cancer cures.
Mr. Estes donated $1.5 million to establish the endowed
chair, enabling UAB to recruit or retain an exceptional
researcher, academician and clinician who will further A U B U R N C O O K B O O K B E N E F I T S the Cancer Center’s research efforts in lung cancer and O VA R I A N C A N C E R R E S E A R C H
During 2008-09, a group of friends in Auburn known as
the “Hungry Tigers” published a cookbook entitled Auburn
Celebrates Life with Family and Friends, to raise money for ovarian cancer research at the UAB Comprehensive
One of the group’s members, Grace Jones, was an ovarian
cancer survivor who was undergoing treatment at the time.
The Hungry Tigers came up with the idea of creating a
cookbook over a group breakfast. After Ms. Jones explained
the statistics of ovarian cancer and shared the need for
more research dollars to fund an accurate test and cure, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Estes
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