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'Bowl for the Cure' raises money for breast cancer research

February 24, 2013|By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com
  • Rylan Nichols, 3, of Waynesboro, Pa., checks out the trajectory of his bowling ball Sunday at Sunshine Lanes in Rouzerville, Pa. The bowling alley hosted a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
By Jennifer Fitch

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. — Dozens of people knocked down pins Sunday to build up women as Sunshine Lanes sought to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The bowling alley off Pa. 16 hosted a “Bowl for the Cure” event to raise money for breast cancer research. It was the third event of its type for the business.

Manager Robin Reed said she felt compelled to do something to support the organization after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She created an all-day event for tournament players and those people choosing to participate in open bowling.

“It’s a fun-filled day. You meet lots of great people and have lots of great giveaways,” said Reed, whose mother assisted Sunday as a volunteer.

Sunshine Lanes hosted vendors selling household items. Those vendors pledged 10 percent of their proceeds to the cause.

The bowling alley also held auctions, games and a bake sale to raise money. Reed said the fundraising goal was $4,000.

“We’ve been pretty steady all day,” she said of the crowds.

Frederick, Md., resident Brendan Beaton said he learned about the fundraiser through Ginny McBeth, who organized the tournament aspect. He joined about a half-dozen friends and family members at the lanes.

“It’s definitely worth (attending) for a good cause,” said his wife, Shelly Beaton.

Their friend, Billie Joe McTighe of Hagerstown, listed several activities in which they participated at the bowling alley to support the organization.

“It’s great, especially with all the different vendors here,” she said.

Elvira White and her daughter, Angela Summers, said they wanted to support the cause. They go to Sunshine Lanes twice a week.

“These people (at Sunshine Lanes) do so much for the children and now the cancer charity,” said White, of Waynesboro, Pa.

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