Some people in the Quad Cities went bowling to help raise money for cancer research for children. It’s just one of their small fundraisers to raise awareness for a big event next month. When you think of bowling you wouldn’t think about shaving your head, but that’s what a few brave people did.
“More than anything we just want to get people out and make them aware of St. Baldrick’s, what our end goal is and of our event,” says St. Baldrick’s volunteer, Brad Tracy.
St.Baldrick’s is a non for profit organization that raises money for children’s cancer research. On Saturday, March 9, 2013 they hosted their second annual bowl-a-thon.
“It’s all for the kids and it’s for cancer and really it’s one of the worse diseases out there and when it affects kids it really affects us all,” says Brad.
While some people came out to bowl for a cure, others shaved their heads to show support.
“It helps them know that they’re not alone in their fight,” says Dawn Dieckman who’s son died from cancer.
“We were told there’s nothing left to do after the battle we just fought forever and so we brought him home and he celebrated his 5th birthday in January and he passed away January 16th,” says Dawn
Tonight was just a preview for their big shave off event next month.
“As of today online donations are about 16 thousand, our goal is 75 thousand but we’re really hoping to raise about 100,” says Brad.
Money that Dawn says could be used to help kids in your community, “You’re donation is going towards something amazing and it can really help save a life.”