Lubbock's 9th Annual Bowl for the Cure

Published 01/09 2014 08:30AM

Updated 01/09 2014 09:31AM

The United States Bowling Congress holds Bowl for the Cure events across the U.S. and in Lubbock they partner up with Whitwood Lanes where Monica Wood, and her husband Bill, are always happy to help.

"My husbands mom is a breast cancer survivor. She's been in remission for a few years now so therefore it means a lot to us."

Whitewood Lanes has a few bowling Leagues with many members, like Debbie Kirby, coming out for the tournament.

"We've had a lot of breast cancer in our family so we really know how important screening is and that you really need to stay on top of it."

Wood said local Susan G. Komen representatives also come out to bowl.

"Susan G. Komen is involved with the tournament. They bring literature and information for everybody who is here."

All participants will receive a small gift and can also win door prizes.

"Becky Jones is the tournament coordinator. She works all year round gathering gifts and accessories that are related to breast cancer awareness."

Cassandra Tilden said she will also be selling pink hand made bracelets and key chains.

"It is a big cause for me because my mom is a breast cancer survivor."

And most of the money for the ten dollar price tag goes to Susan G. Komen.

"So it's about 80 percent of it will go to the cause."

Bowl for the Cure raises money for a serious disease but the event is lighthearted and everyone is sure to have a great time.

"It is a family event therefore you have children as well as parents and various generations and create awareness and have fun."

There are two rounds of bowling Sunday for the Bowl for the Cure at 1 pm and one at 3 pm. 

The entry fee is 20 dollars and you can sign up on site that day at 3632 50th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79413

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