As part of our LFA Gives Back program, Longview participated in the Paint, Drink and Think Pink event at Spirited Art. It was an evening focused on Breast Cancer Awareness, learning more about the ongoing research being conducted by the HudsonAlpha Institute for BioTechnology, and simply having a fun night out with other women in our community.
Longview donated $2,500 to HudsonAlpha and sponsored the Institute’s Tie the Ribbons event. Tie the Ribbons, which supports breast and ovarian cancer research and awareness, kicked off Information is Power, the Institute’s year-long genetic cancer risk testing initiative. The screening, which is a test for BRCA1 and BRCA2 hereditary forms of breast and ovarian cancer, is free for women born between October 30, 1984 and October 28, 1986, and is available for anyone age 19 and older living in Madison, Limestone, Marshall and Morgan counties for $99.
Under the leadership of Richard Myers, PhD, HudsonAlpha connects research-driven discovery, education, genomic medicine, and entrepreneurship into a single enterprise, making it one of the most unique areas for genomic discovery in the country. HudsonAlpha has generated major discoveries that impact disease diagnosis and treatment, created intellectual property, fostered biotechnology companies and expanded the number of biosciences-literate people, many of whom will take their place among the future life sciences workforce. Additionally, HudsonAlpha has created one of the world’s first end-to-end genomic medicine programs to diagnose rare disease. Genomic research, educational outreach, clinical genomics and economic development: each of these mission areas advances the quality of life. Together, they are powerfully synergistic and represent the science of progress at HudsonAlpha.