Gynecologist, OB/GYN in Alabama raises $12K for charity

In a recent fundraising video for a local charity, a physician and obstetrician from Birmingham, Alabama, is seen giving a presentation on how to breastfeed her daughter in the hospital.

The video has since been viewed more than 5 million times.

The doctor was not aware of the fundraising campaign until contacted by the Washington Post.

She has been contacted by other gynecologists in the area and hopes to continue raising money for breast cancer awareness, according to her spokesperson.

The fundraiser is a part of a campaign in honor of the “Star Trek: Voyager” actress and she is hoping to raise more than $12,000 to help support cancer research and education for girls in the United States, according a statement.

“StarTrek: Voyager actress Janeway is a beloved, inspirational voice for girls, and we are deeply grateful for her generous support,” the spokesperson said.

The fundraising video was uploaded to YouTube in May 2017 and has since gained more than 2.7 million views.

“When we started this campaign, we didn’t know if we would be able to raise enough money to cover all the expenses,” the doctor said.

“Now, we are making good progress and have already raised over $12k for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I just hope we can make this a permanent campaign and keep raising money!”