Bowling Over Cancer Fundraiser Planned For Sunday

From left: Megan Barone, director of development WCA Foundation; Marcia Derby committee member Framed in Pink; Sue Lamb, chair Framed in Pink; Patti Reed, committee member Framed in Pink; and Mary Jo Salvaggio, committee member Framed in Pink, stand united together celebrating the courage for themselves and others who will be benefitting from this great cause.

A group of local bowlers will host the ninth annual Framed in Pink: Bowling Over Breast Cancer at the Jamestown Bowling Company on Sunday. This charity event will support local breast cancer care at UPMC Chautauqua WCA through their endowment fund at WCA Foundation and pay tribute to loved ones who have battled this deadly disease.

“I think this is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of breast cancer here in our community,” said Sue Lamb, event coordinator. “We all have a loved one who has battled breast cancer. We are committed to honor those loved ones, promote good breast health, benefit local breast cancer care, and have a good time! Our goal is to reach $10,000 this year, over our $9,000 that we raised last year.”

The committee is still accepting basket donations for the day of the event. You can contact Sue Lamb at 484-8144 and a member of her committee can pick up the basket or donation.

“The day is filled with so much support, encouragement and of course tons of fun, myself along with my committee members are so honored and excited to be part of such an amazing event,” Lamb said.

WCA will host a basket raffle on Friday from 12-4 p.m. showcasing the baskets that the community has donated.

This bowling event will begin with a sign-in and basket raffle at noon, followed by bowling at 1 p.m. In addition, Framed in Pink is accepting donations for pink tribute frames that will be displayed in honor or in memory of loved ones who have battled breast cancer. Framed in Pink has raised over $24,000 which benefits local breast cancer care at UPMC Chautauqua WCA.

UPMC Chautauqua WCA Cancer Care Program is one of the 25 percent of state programs accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The program includes prevention education, screening, diagnostics, data collection and registry, and a holistic approach to Cancer Care.

If you are interested in donating a basket, or supporting this great cause- please contact Sue Lamb at 484-8144 or UPMC Chautauqua WCA Office of Development, Megan Barone at 664-8423.