Funds raised from this annual event go toward funding ACIPCO’s annual gift comes from employees to support
the research of a young cancer scientist with less than two cancer research and patient care services. To date, ACIPCO
years of full-time research experience. During times of has donated more than $500,000 to the Cancer Center.
limited funding from federal and other outside sources, Corporate donations such as ACIPCO’s, along with those
these young investigators are often hit the hardest and face made by civic clubs, philanthropic organizations and other
the toughest challenges in securing funding for research. community members, allow the Cancer Center to continue
cutting-edge research, recruit outstanding new faculty and The Young Supporters Board’s grant has already paid off.
upgrade its equipment regularly. The recipient of the 2008 funds, David Schneider, Ph.D.,
BREAST CANCER was able to leverage the $40,000 from the board into a
RESEARCH $1.5-million grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Every year, the
Breast Cancer Research
Foundation of Alabama
(BCRFA) makes its annual donation to the Cancer Center from the various fundraising events it hosted the previous
year. In January 2009, the foundation presented a check to ACIPCO CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF GIVING the Cancer Center for $180,000. In 2009, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center honored
the American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO) for The BCRFA has been funding breast cancer research at the 30 consecutive years of donor support, making the Cancer Center since its inception in 1996. Since then, the
Birmingham company one of the Cancer Center’s longest- foundation has raised more than $2.5 million for breast
standing community partners. cancer research.
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