StrongHer Money: Health + Wealth

September 27, 2023 @ 5:00PM — 6:30PM Central Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

Valley Hotel Homewood: 2727 18th St Birmingham, AL 35209 Get Directions

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If you were diagnosed with breast cancer tomorrow, would you be ready?

Thanks to research, breast cancer prevention, detection, and treatment methods have rapidly improved in recent years and continue to advance rapidly. Yet an estimated 4,500 Alabama women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2023 alone.

Join us for StrongHer Money: Health + Wealth, a special event hosted by Volare Wealth Advisors and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA), to learn more about financially preparing for a major health challenge like breast cancer and ensuring you and your family are ready for any outcome.

This is a free event, but registration is required.


Beth Davis, President & CEO, BCRFA

Jennifer De Los Santos M.D., Director, Grandview Medical Cancer Center

Laura E. Hinton, ChFC, Volare Wealth Advisors

Kathy Paiml, Ms. Senior Alabama 2023

Lalita Shevde-Samant, Ph.D., Associate Director for Education and Training, O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB

Chris Wedell, CFP, CDFA, Volare Wealth Advisors

Schedule of Events

  • 5:00 PM - Happy Half-Hour with complimentary drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • 5:30 PM - Program
    • Welcome Remarks
    • Funding Research, Saving Lives | Beth Davis
    • My Story of Strength | Kathy Paiml
    • A Reason for Hope: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Today | Dr. Jennifer De Los Santos and Dr. Lalita Shevde-Samant
    • Navigating the Financial Impact of a Breast Cancer Diagnosis | Laura E. Hinton and Chris Wedell

About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama

Founded in 1996, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help find a cure for breast cancer by funding promising breast cancer research in Alabama and raising community awareness and funding for that research. BCRFA funds promote a comprehensive approach to battling breast cancer by promoting collaborative and innovative research to help diagnose, treat, prevent, and eradicate the disease.

With community support, BCRFA has invested nearly $14 million in life-saving breast cancer research and treatments across Alabama since its founding in 1996. Most recently, in December 2022, we announced an annual investment of $1.275 million to our grantee partners, including the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Auburn University, CerFlux, the Mitchell Cancer Institute at the University of South Alabama, the University of Alabama, Tuskegee University, and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. All funding stays in Alabama, but the impact is worldwide.

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