BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama presented a $1 million donation to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB Friday.
It’s being called one of the largest donations ever when it comes to breast cancer research. The foundation says the money came from grassroots efforts from people all over the state. It will be used to fund research in a disease that affects 1 in 8 women, according to U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics.
‘We are all affected by cancer in some ways myself I am a breast cancer survivor of 10 years and I am very thankful for the research that takes place that further better treatment and ultimately a cure,” Jill Carter with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation said.
Carter says the money will stay here in Alabama for research.