Elementary school goes bowling, raises $1,055 for cancer
Mar 18, 2011
More than 108 people participated in the Bowling for Cancer at Sky Lanes event in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society, according to the Pocono Record.
The charity bowl was organized by a fifth grade teacher at Middle Smithfield Elementary, Billie Trauschke, who is also the chairperson for the Bushkill Relay For Life.
Trauschke enlisted the help of her family, including husband, father and mother, to organize the bowling night.
"We're a family of bowlers and knew this would be a great fundraiser. The students really seem to enjoy themselves," Jackie Wickham, Billie's mother, told the news source.
Students such as Maya Henry, 13, and her younger sister Ashanti, came to the event, which raised $1,055 from donations, lane fees and a bake sale.
"Billie is really an excellent chairperson and really raises the kids' spirits in helping with community events like this," Lisa Hoey, an American Cancer Society representative, told the news outlet.
Charities such as bowling night, ski events, dances and auctions help raise awareness and money for breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 200,000 women each year are diagnosed with breast cancer.