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Lewis family donates funds from bowling tournament in son's name

Hospice, Make-A-Wish receive money

February 26, 2012
  • Judi Lewis, left, presents a check to Cheryl Brown, development director for Hospice of Washington County. Lewis donated more than $2,500 to Hospice and the Make-A-Wish Foundation in her son Christopher Lewis name.
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Judi and Bill Lewis wanted to give back to those who helped their son, Christopher, when he needed them most, and last year they did just that. 

Two years after Christopher’s death, at age 9, Judi Lewis created the Christopher Lewis Duck Pin Bowling Tournament in celebration of her son’s life. The inaugural event took place Sept. 18 at Southside Bowl in Hagerstown, where 10 teams took to the lanes and helped raise more than $2,500 for the two organizations that were near and dear to Chris’ heart.  

The Make-A Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic granted Chris’ wish to meet country singers Brooks and Dunn. 

Hospice of Washington County was called in for the last few weeks of Chris’ life to help with his care and comfort.

Judi Lewis presented checks to Hospice and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Each organization received $1,195.09.

“It is a privilege to care for our patients,” said Susan G. Taylor, CEO of Hospice of Washington County, “and an honor to be the beneficiary of such generosity and support.”

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The second annual Christopher Lewis Duck Pin Bowling Tournament has been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16. 

For information about sponsoring or participating in the tournament, contact Cheryl Brown, development director of Hospice, at 301-791-6360.

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