|Norma Livingston Foundation Makes Generous Donation to Cancer Center|
On September 14, the Birmingham-based Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation (NLOCF) presented a check for $100,000 to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology. The donation comes from funds raised through sales of the Drive Out Ovarian Cancer car tag, as well as events hosted by the foundation, including the Ovarian Cycle Ride to Change the Future, Motherwalk and the Lori Johnson Fun Run.
The mission of the NLOCF is to raise funds for ovarian cancer research and to increase awareness by educating women, their families and the health care community about the risks, symptoms and treatments of this deadly disease. The NLOCF sponsors events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer research at the Cancer Center. Over the past seven years, the foundation has raised approximately $500,000 for research.
“The support of the Norma Livingston Foundation has been instrumental in our efforts in fighting ovarian cancer,” said Ronald Alvarez, M.D., director of the UAB Division of Gynecologic Oncology. “Their commitment and dedication has inspired so many patients, and we are grateful for all of their hard work to help us find a cure for this deadly disease.”
The UAB Division of Gynecologic Oncology provides comprehensive prevention, detection and cure of female cancers, including cancers of the ovary, uterus, cervix, vagina and vulva, plus treatment of certain benign conditions requiring complicated pelvic surgery. Its physicians are leaders in their fields in a nationally ranked program dedicated to research, leading-edge treatments and community outreach. The division works closely with the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Lynn Cohen Clinic at UAB, which offers a team approach to cancer risk assessment, treatment and survival care.