"Strike-Out Breast Cancer" to Raise Funds for Cancer Research, Patient Care

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Local bowling association-sponsored event to raise funds for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BUFFALO, NY The Tonawandas United States Bowling Congress Association will host the fifth annual Strike-Out Breast Cancer fundraising event on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at Manor Lanes in the Town of Tonawanda. The event features bowling from 1 pm – 4 pm, lunch for all participants, a silent auction, a baked goods sale and a 50-50 drawing. Donations and memorials will be accepted. This event is open to the public.

Top bowlers from throughout upstate New York will compete in the event. Health and cancer-related educational resources will also be available, including information and advice on quitting smoking.

A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit cancer research and patient care at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Additional proceeds also benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Last year, more than 100 bowlers raised over $1,000 at Strike-Out Breast Cancer.

For more information or to volunteer for the event, please contact co-chairpersons Patricia Bax (854-4365 or 531-3556) and Fran Bax (799-3640).

The Tonawandas United States Bowling Congress Association supports and certifies competitive bowling at five bowling centers located in the Tonawanda NY area. The TONUSBC provides activities and events for athletes of all ages and all levels of bowling ability.

The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization formed to receive and administer funds supporting scientific and clinical research, state-of-the-art medical care, and patient-related activities at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  Roswell Park Cancer Institute, founded in 1898, is the nation’s first cancer research, treatment and education center and is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. RPCI is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers. Roswell Park has affiliate sites and collaborative programs in New York, Pennsylvania, and in China. For more information, visit RPCI’s website , or call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@rpswellpark.org.

 

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Media Contact: 

Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager
716-845-8593; annie.deck-miller@roswellpark.org