Bowling fundraiser supports Marshfield Clinic breast cancer research
On Feb. 16, the Ladies Night Out bowling league will sponsor its 9th annual Bowling for a Cure event at the Eagle Lanes in Eagle River.
This will be a nine-pin, no-tap format. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., with the opening ceremony at 12:45. Two shifts are offered, one at 1 p.m. and another at 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Everyone Deserves a Lifetime,” with proceeds directed to breast cancer research and patient care at Marshfield Clinic.
Over the past nine years, the league has raised more than $35,000 through this event. In the past, funds were directed to the United States Bowling Congress, then to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
“Last year, we redirected the funds raised to benefit women in northern Wisconsin and decided to partner with Marshfield Clinic to benefit breast cancer research and patient care,” said Susanne Erickson, event organizer. “We’ll be partnering once again this year with Marshfield Clinic.”
“Some of our bowlers are either battling breast cancer or are survivors. In my family, I lost a sister at a young age and had another contract this disease. She’s a survivor, and I have made it my goal to help eradicate breast cancer,” Erickson said. “Many of the women in our league have also lost family members to this disease. My fellow bowlers and I feel a very personal need to do something about helping to eliminate breast cancer in our lifetime.”
Last year, 15 teams and more than 75 bowlers helped raise money with raffles, pink pin prizes and a silent auction. This year, organizers hope that moving the event to Saturday and offering two shifts will attract more participants.
For more information, contact Susanne Erickson at (715) 479-1059.