BIRMINGHAM, AL—The Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation announced today a check presentation made payable to UAB’s GYN Oncology department in the amount of $48,000 raised through Alabama’s newly produced, “Drive Out Ovarian Cancer” car tag, the first ovarian cancer research car tag in the nation. The presentation is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 25th, at UAB Highlands, 1201 11th Avenue South.
Supporters of the tag, including First Lady Patsy Riley, Former First Lady Marsha Folsom, the Birmingham Auto Dealers Association, local cancer groups, friends and family, are ecstatic to announce the tags are now available at local courthouses throughout the state. “We’re counting on more people to select the “Drive Out Ovarian Cancer” car tag when their tag is up for renewal, and of course, continue to choose the tag year after year to keep funding renewable,” says Brett McBrayer, President of the BADA. The Birmingham Auto Dealers Association contributed more than $35,000 to help others afford the car tag.
September 25th marks a day of remembrance for a local Birmingham family who assisted in passing the research car tag in memory of their beloved daughter and sister, Brittany Waldrep who lost her life to ovarian cancer in July of 2006. Stacy Waldrep Miner, comments, “We’re so pleased to present this check to Dr. Ronald Alvarez as a tribute to Brittany and to all who have lost their lives to this disease and their loved ones. We also wish for this check to bring about hope to those who are still fighting.”
The Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation has contributed over 300,000 in research monies to date to UAB Hospital. Tiffany Denson, Executive Director of the Norma Livingston Foundation says, “We are blessed to have such a leading research institute like UAB in our backyard. The doctors and researchers within the Gyn/Oncology Dept. are dedicated to saving the lives of their patients, as well as women everywhere”.