∙ Bowling To End Brain Tumors ∙
7th annual Bowling for Brains strikes in April to raise funds for local and national brain tumor patient care and research
Contact: Meredith Voltin
Cell Phone: 612-210-5293
For Immediate Release
Bowling for Brains will host its 7th annual inspiring, fun-for-all, bowling and fundraiser event, Sunday April 15th from 11am-2pm at Bowlero Lakeville (11129 162nd St W, Lakeville, MN 55044). The Bowling for Brains mission is to build community and honor all in the Twin Cities diagnosed with a brain tumor, caring for someone with a brain tumor, or remembering those who battled a brain tumor, and to raise funds for brain tumor patient care and research. All proceeds benefit the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), and Givens Brain Tumor Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
“The strange and frustrating thing about brain tumors, malignant and begin, are that they can strike anyone, at any time, at any age, and there are no reasons or precautions,” said Founder and brain tumor survivor, Stacy Zwerdling. “More needs to be done.” Stacy fought her own battle in 2009 after the birth of her son. She suffered from throbbing pressure in her head and finally had an MRI, which found an extremely large brain tumor intertwined with her cerebellum. She was told it needed to be removed and that her mobility would suffer to the point of disability. Stacy got lucky and recovered with no problems or disabilities. This miracle birthed Bowling for Brains.
This movement started small six years ago; with just Stacy’s support group bowling and collecting dollars for the ABTA. Now today the event packs 500+ Minnesotans in one space and is a certified-nonprofit run by a board of passionate volunteers, with the goal to continue raising funds until a brain tumor cure is found and keep ticket prices affordable so families of all incomes can take part.
Interested? To find more information, register or donate, visit: http://www.bowlingforbrainsmn.org. If you have questions, want to interview Stacy or are media wanting to attend the event, please email Meredith Voltin.
Schedule this year:
10:00am – 11am – Brain Tumor Survivor VIP event – NEW this year!
10:30am – Registration and check-in social hour, silent auction opens
11:30am – Bowling begins – two hours of all-you-can-bowl (bowl as fast or slow as you want)
Enjoy: Food, Faces of Gray and honoree booth, game room and arcade
1:45pm – Heads and Tails game, awards, prizes, closing ceremony
Adult: $30 (until March 23), after $35
Adult NOT bowling: $22 (until March 23), after $25
Kids 10 and under bowling: $22 (until March 23), after $25; 3 and under: free
Kids 10 and under NOT bowling: $15 (until March 23), after $15; 3 and under: free
Team of 8: $220 (until March 23), after $260
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law | Tax ID: 46-4156130
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