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Give Birmingham: Laura Crandall Brown Foundation

In 2009, Laura Crandall Brown passed away at the age of 25 from ovarian cancer. Her loving and courageous spirit inspired her friends and family to create the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation to honor her life, memory, and vision of helping others.

Today, LCBF works across Alabama to fulfill its threefold mission: offering hope through early detection research of ovarian cancer, empowering communities through gynecologic cancer awareness, and enriching lives through patient support. LCBF programming helps women with a GYN cancer diagnosis overcome barriers to care in order to increase quality of life and help with everyday financial needs through CanSurvive group meetings and Woman-to-Woman mentoring.

The CanSurvive support group hosts meetings monthly to provide educational and recreational opportunities, as well as vital emotional support for patients, caregivers, family members, and healthcare providers. The support group also provides assistance with patient needs including transportation to treatment, utility assistance, and other basic needs that may arise due to financial stress experienced by patients during their cancer journey.


The Laura Crandall Brown Foundation (LCBF) hosted its Taste of Teal Gala on Saturday, March 4th at the Wynfrey Ballroom. The annual event is one of the organization’s signature fundraisers, featuring a seated dinner and drinks, live and silent auctions and casino games. LCBF will honor Highland Park Golf as the 2023 Legacy of Laura Corporate Honoree. Three other “Legacy of Laura” honorees will also be recognized at the gala to celebrate the hope, compassion, and positivity they have brought to the lives of GYN cancer patients and survivors: Healthcare Hero: Dr. Warner K. Huh; Caregiver: Clay Cook; and Survivor: Violet Chaffinch.

“We are grateful for the consistent generosity that Highland Park Golf has provided the foundation and the impact they make on GYN cancer awareness. It is an honor to recognize Highland Park for their positive impact during September’s GYN Cancer Awareness Month and their dedication to cancer research” said LCBF Executive Director, Ramona Graffeo.

“We are excited to celebrate all four of our deserving Legacy of Laura nominees at Taste of Teal Gala, to be held at the Wynfrey Ballroom. This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds help us further our mission of GYN cancer research, awareness, and support.”


The mission of the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation (LCBF) is offering hope through research for early detection of ovarian cancer, empowering communities through gynecologic cancer awareness, and enriching lives through patient support.

410 Lorna Square, Hoover, AL 35216

(205) 783-1285 •

Facebook: @ LCBFoundation

Instagram: @ lcbfoundation

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