In 1998, when Ernie Cory settled all of our breast implant clients’ cases, we wanted to do something to recognize and honor our clients. Many of the ladies we represented were breast cancer survivors, so we chose the Susan G. Komen Foundation to be the beneficiary of our goodwill and financial support. Ernie served on the board of directors for a few years, and I became the lawyer for the association, and continue in that position. We have sponsored the Race for 15 years now, and are proud to sponsor again this year.
A lot happens in 15 years. We have had several employees diagnosed with breast cancer in 15 years. We have had both family and clients diagnosed. We have also developed a close tie with the UAB Breast Cancer Center, which receives grant money from the North Alabama Komen Association. Over 75% of the money raised stays in North Alabama and is used directly for medical research and mammograms. Our good friend Dr. Forero, oncologist extraordinaire at the UAB Breast Cancer Center, knows Cory Watson Attorneys well.
The Komen Race for the Cure is a big deal to members of the Cory Watson family like Vicki and Felicia who wear their pink “Survivor” shirts. The Race is also a big deal for Cory Watson Attorneys – statistically, 1 out of 8 women will still get diagnosed in their lifetime. We need to find the cure, so sign up and come to the Race. You’ll find the Cory Watson Attorneys tent near the courthouse steps. We look forward to connecting with the clients we see year after year and making some new friends as well. Join us as we race for the cure.
– Leila Watson