An Update on the STRIKES Against Cancer Event
The inaugural Strikes Against Cancer – This is How We Roll event was a huge success! Co-sponsored by The Lori Gill Grennan family and the IBC Network Foundation, the event was held at Gahanna Lanes Friday, July 30th. Thanks to a sponsorship from The James Cancer Hospital, 100% of proceeds can be used for the first Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Program in the Midwest, right here in Central Ohio at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center. Having an IBC clinic in Columbus has long been a dream of Lori’s family as well as the IBC Network.
Twenty-six teams and around 150 participants came out for the FUN! For three hours, Gahanna Lanes was filled with laughter, strikes, splits, turkeys, and, of course, a couple of gutter balls. The talented Sippin’ on Pin and Juice team had the highest overall score and received the coveted trophy and bragging rights, along with fabulous prizes. The other top teams also took home prizes as well as many people who entered the popular “strikes and spares” raffle. Lastly, participants bid on dozens of silent auction items that were generously donated by local businesses. The auction alone brought in more than $2,500! Without a doubt, it was a night to remember!
While we are still accepting donations for the fundraiser and finalizing our numbers, we are thrilled to share that thanks to the generosity YOU have shown us, our beloved participants, families, sponsors, and partners, we have raised almost $30,000! We also now have a great many supporters (26 teams) who are excited and ready for next year’s event, so please stay tuned for a firm date and time. We are working on securing a Friday night in mid-July of 2022. Of course, we hope you join us! Thanks to you, we will be able to report on the initial progress of the new IBC Program at our next event. Thank you very much, from the bottom of our hearts!
Kara Kent, Sheila Gill and Matthew Gill