By WVUA 23 Reporter Kayla Smith

The DCH Foundation hosted “A Night on the Green,” an event benefiting the DCH Breast Cancer Fund on Oct. 10.

The fund provides West Alabama women who don’t have insurance with mammograms and other supportive services.

Former University of Alabama gymnastics coach and breast cancer awareness advocate Sarah Patterson helped found the DCH Foundation 16 years ago. She said she saw a need for the services it offers.

“We wanted to make a difference and somehow create a fund where women who were disadvantaged and have struggles were able to get the help they need to get mammograms and to get diagnosed, and I just feel like our community has been blessed to serve each other in such a way,” Patterson said.

“A Night on the Green” is part two of a three-part event, including a series of tennis matches and a golf tournament. All of the events’ proceeds will be donated to the DCH Breast Cancer Fund.

In the past, these events have collectively raise more than $2 million dollars for breast cancer treatments.

Throughout the evening, members of the Tuscaloosa community came together to eat, dance and celebrate breast cancer survivors.

Event attendee, Andre Taylor, said he believes that this event offers significant value to the Tuscaloosa community. According to Taylor, “A Night on the Green” brings people together to support a good cause.

“Anytime we can have events like this in the community to help emphasize the need for research, the need for support for people that do have breast cancer, I believe that is a good thing,” Taylor said.

The DCH Foundation will host “Drive 4 the Cause” on Oct. 11.

If you’re interested in donating to the fund directly, click here.

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