Register now to join us for the popular HudsonAlpha event Tie The Ribbons on September 22. Proceeds from the luncheon support HudsonAlpha’s Breakthrough Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research Team, a group of scientists committed to the goal of using genomic science and HudsonAlpha’s state-of-the-art technology to find new breakthroughs in breast and ovarian cancers. Through collaborations with scientists around the nation, this team is working to find biomarkers that lead to earlier, more accurate diagnoses and new pathways for more effective and targeted treatments.

At last year’s Tie the Ribbons Luncheon, HudsonAlpha, in collaboration with Kailos Genetics, introduced a groundbreaking genetic testing program called “Information is Power.” This program provides genetic testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer as well as a set of genes that can predict possible increased disease risk.

To date, more than 1,000 people have taken the genetic test and now have more power over their own health decisions. At this year’s Tie the Ribbons, we’ll share what so many people throughout our community have learned from this program.

Genetic testing is currently free of charge for women in Madison County who are 30 years of age.  Genetic testing is also be available for both men and women who are 19 and older and live in Madison County as well as Jackson, Limestone, Marshall and Morgan counties. The test kits can be purchased for a discounted fee of $99. For information on how to order a kit, visit the Information is Power page.  

Register now to attend the luncheon. Early registration ends August 1.

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