BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF ALABAMA

Funding Research... Saving Lives

aka BCRFA   |   Birmingham, AL   |  www.BCRFA.org

Mission

Our Mission: “To help find a cure for breast cancer by funding promising Breast Cancer Research and to raise community awareness and funding for that research."

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Elizabeth Bradner Davis

Main address

P.O. Box 531225

Birmingham, AL 35253 USA

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EIN

63-1162650

NTEE code info

Cancer Research (H30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Cancer (G30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

One out of eight women, and one out of 1,000 men, will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women worldwide, and the second leading cause of cancer death among women. In Alabama, 307,443 women and 23,201 men are battling breast cancer currently. (Extrapolated from the 2010 U.S. Census numbers for Alabama population) An estimated 4,280 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Alabama this year. (From the Cancer Statistics Center of the American Cancer Society). The good news is that deaths from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Breast Cancer Research and Awareness

The Foundation coordinates several fundraising and awareness events throughout the year to support breast cancer research and awareness within the state of Alabama. Benefits from the research funded have a nationwide impact as research is shared by the University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center with other members of the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Breast Cancer Research and Awareness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Annual amount invested in breast cancer research in Alabama from fundraising efforts.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) is a nonprofit organization raising money and awareness for breast cancer research in Alabama, with the ultimate goal of saving lives and eradicating breast cancer.

The BCRFA is committed to funding critical breast cancer research until breast cancer is no longer a public health threat.

The BCRFA supports a comprehensive approach to battling breast cancer through collaborative and innovative research to help diagnose, treat, prevent and eradicate the disease. All of the funds raised remain in Alabama, supporting local research, which in turn makes a national impact. The specific research projects that we support vary year over year, based on results from initial research, as well as emerging projects.

Each year, we raise funds to support breast cancer research in Alabama. We send out requests for research proposals across the state for new research projects, meet with current researchers to hear updates on their projects and their need for additional funding.

In 2021, we invested $1,225,000 in research from our 2021 fundraising activities.

BCRFA funds come from a variety of sources, to include special events, grants from foundations, corporate sponsorships, community-led fundraisers, individual donations and revenues from the sale of our Breast Cancer Research specialty tag.

Since our organization began in 1996, we have invested over $12 million in breast cancer research in Alabama. Through leverage of $14 per dollar invested by national funders such at the National Institute of Health and National Cancer Institute, the impact of our support exceeds $168 million.

According to the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB's Director Barry Sleckman, M.D., Ph.D.,"Without the significant support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama, we simply wouldn’t have a leading breast cancer research program that brings so many important, cutting-edge scientific discoveries to the patients of this state. It’s an exciting time for breast cancer research as the pace of new scientific discoveries is rapidly improving the treatments available for these patients. This is why, more than ever, it is critical that all breast cancer patients be treated at an institution where they benefit from the very latest research."

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF ALABAMA

Board of directors
as of 06/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Laura Hinton

President, BCRFA Board of Directors

Term: 2021 - 2022

Brian Grainger

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Bruce Sokol

Sandra Brown

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Jill Carter

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James Dye

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Diane Dudney

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Wendy Paschal

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Philip Passafiume

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Caroline Reich

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George Shaw

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Greg Schumann

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Renee Steed

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Barry Sleckman

O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB

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Carol Mitchell

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/1/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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