Fundraiser trying to 'strike' a cancer cure

(WBIR) Lacing up the bowling shoes and hitting the lanes can help try and find a cure for cancer this weekend in East Tennessee.

The seventh annual 'Bowling for a Cure' fundraiser at the Pigeon Forge Community Center is raising money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

This year's fundraiser features door prizes, a silent auction, and a $500 prize for the first person able to bowl a perfect score of '300.'

The event also gives bowlers a chance to meet some of the organizations that receive money from the Foundation.

One of those benefiting organizations is the Celebrate Life Cancer Support Group. They said the money they receive is used to help those dealing with cancer in the community.

The group's founder said they work to have the same focus as the Komen Foundation.

"Working with the Komen foundation is probably one of the easiest and most heartwarming association that we have. They are wonderful people, they are for the patient and so are we," Michelle Sexton, Celebrate Life Cancer Support Group founder.

The Bowling For a Cure event still has room available on each of Sunday's shifts (12 pm, 2:30pm, and 5 pm). You can call the Pigeon Forge Community Center at 865-429-7373 to guarantee a spot. Walk-ins are also welcome as long as there are openings. Fundraiser admission costs $15 for 3 games.


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