HudsonAlpha to host Tie the Ribbons luncheon to benefit breast and ovarian cancer programs

Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women and nearly one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. With staggering statistics like these, it is more important than ever to support scientific research to help find answers to these diseases.

This November, join the HudsonAlpha Foundation at the 10th annual Tie the Ribbons Luncheon to raise funds and awareness for breast and ovarian cancer programs at the Institute. The luncheon is Thursday, November 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the North Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. 

Stories of Hope

Attendees will hear HudsonAlpha scientists discuss the latest advances in breast and ovarian cancer research. In addition, members of the community will share their own testimonials and stories of hope.

“We are fortunate and blessed to have in our community HudsonAlpha who is on the forefront of doing research so that women and men will not have to face a breast cancer diagnosis that takes nine months to cure,” shared Myra Sanderson at the 2018 Tie the Ribbons luncheon.

To view more Stories of Hope from last year’s luncheon, click here.

Breast and ovarian cancers are complicated diseases, but through the power of genomics, HudsonAlpha is working to find answers that make a difference. Each day HudsonAlpha’s scientists strive to find new breakthroughs that will bring health, healing, and hope to our mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters. Click here to watch how HudsonAlpha is making a difference.

Information is Power

Launched in 2015 at Tie the Ribbons, HudsonAlpha has offered a genetic test for cancer risk called Information is Power. The program, in collaboration with Kailos Genetics, is a simple cheek swab that tests for genetic risk for certain cancers including breast, ovarian, colorectal and prostate. 

Until November 6, 2019, the test is available free to any woman or man between the ages of 28-30 in Madison, Jackson, Limestone, Marshall and Morgan counties in Alabama. As part of the Information is Power initiative, the test is available for $129 to adults 19 and over in those five counties. Visit for more information and to order a test.

The HudsonAlpha Foundation Tie the Ribbons Luncheon brings the Huntsville community together to raise awareness and funds for breast and ovarian cancer. For more information or to support HudsonAlpha’s Breakthrough Breast and Ovarian Cancer team, please visit