News briefs

Battle of the Buffalo

Approximately 5,000 pounds of chicken wings were consumed at Big Spring International Park April 12th. Battle of the Buffalo, a cooking competition organized by the University of Alabama in Huntsville chapter of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, raised nearly $30,000 for HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation to support cancer research, education and patient assistance.

Century BMW

Our friends at Century BMW hosted a grand opening of their new state-of-the-art facility at 3810 University Boulevard in Huntsville. HudsonAlpha was invited as a guest nonprofit organization to mingle and share information with guests at the event. Thank you for including us!

HudsonAlpha scientist shaves head for St. Baldrick’s Foundation

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation hosted the “Live Bald” at Straight to Ale brewery in Huntsville to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. The annual event features live music, food, games and yes…people shaving their heads. HudsonAlpha’s Dr. Le Su was among the many cancer supporters, researchers and survivors getting his head shaved this weekend. Su was awarded a St. Baldrick’s grant in 2016 for his research at the Institute. More than $24,000 was raised at the “Live Bald” event, a $10,000 increase over last year.

Info is Power

A simple cheek swab can help empower you to make important healthcare decisions for you and your family. HudsonAlpha’s Information is Power program runs through October 28, 2017 and will help you learn your genetic risk for certain cancers, including breast, ovarian, colorectal and prostate cancer. Visit for program details. Thank you to our friends at Redstone Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this program.