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HudsonAlpha's Tie the Ribbons luncheon will support breast, ovarian cancer research in Huntsville

News Outlet: 
The Huntsville Times,
Date published: 
October 4, 2013

The ribbons are teal and pink at the annual Tie the Ribbons luncheon – teal for ovarian cancer and pink for breast cancer. The fifth annual event, hosted by HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, will be held Oct. 24 at noon at the Jackson Center. The luncheon benefits breast and ovarian cancer research.

Area students to support HudsonAlpha through Barnes & Noble group

Youth Advisory Board photoThe local B&N Youth Advisory board promotes literacy and the arts, but the high school students also learn civic responsibility by volunteering for several nonprofit organizations throughout the school year.  Among projects in the next year, the group recently voted to volunteer for the Double Helix Dash 5K held each spring in McMillian Park. The run supports research initiatives at HudsonAlpha.


Annual Tie the Ribbons luncheon to be held October 24

2013 Tie the Ribbons speakersTie the Ribbons is a unique fundraising and awareness-building event.

Combining pink and teal, the signature colors for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September, Tie the Ribbons is designed to support research of both diseases.


Tickets available for Tie the Ribbons 2013


The fifth annual Tie the Ribbons luncheon to benefit breast and ovarian cancer research will take place on Thursday, October 24 at noon at the Jackson Center. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Neil Lamb.

A portion of the proceeds will help fund a collaborative research project between physicians at Huntsville Hospital and scientists at HudsonAlpha. Participants in this new study will include women in the Huntsville community who are currently being treated for ovarian cancer. Please join HudsonAlpha in making a difference in women's health.