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Tournament helps to drive out breast cancer

The drives were on the green – most anyway – and the proceeds were in the pink for the 28th Drive-Out Breast Cancer Golf Tournament.

The annual tournament, hosted by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama, generated more than $125,000. The event was at Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills and helps fund breast cancer research within the Yellowhammer State.

(Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama/Facebook)

“Thanks to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB, Renasant, Tameron Automotive, and all our amazing event sponsors and golfers for making this year’s tournament one of our most successful,” said Beth Davis, foundation CEO and president.

The first Drive-Out Breast Cancer Golf Tournament was in 1996 under the direction of Bruce Sokol and Dolly O’Neal. The event raised $68,000.

Since the inaugural tournament, the BCRFA has raised $3 million and invested close to $14 million into cancer research in Alabama.

“Breast cancer research is advancing at an incredible speed, only limited by the amount of funding available,” Davis said. “The BCRFA is proud to accelerate this progress right here in Alabama and we are so grateful for the community’s support of our mission through events like Drive-Out Breast Cancer.”

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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