On Monday, Feb. 11, in celebration of National Heart Month, WCA Hospital will host the second annual Strike Out Heart Disease Bowl-A-Thon at the Fountain Bowl, 3316 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown.
Presented by America's Mattress and Serta, this charity event will promote good heart health and pay tribute to loved ones who have battled or are battling heart disease.
"One in four men and women die from heart disease each year in the United States," said Toni DeAngelo, community health and wellness director at WCA Hospital. "We all have a loved one who has been diagnosed with heart disease. This event gives us an opportunity to honor loved ones, promote good heart health, benefit our cardiac patients, and have fun."
Members of the WCA Heart Center are preparing for the second annual Strike Out Heart Disease Bowl-A-Thon, which will take place on Feb. 11 at the Fountain Bowl in Jamestown.
This bowling event will begin with sign-in and a basket auction at 5 p.m., followed by bowling at 6 p.m. Both short- and long-sleeve Strike Out Heart Disease T-shirts are now on sale at WCA Hospital and will be available at the event. In addition, WCA is accepting donations for tribute hearts that will be displayed in honor or in memory of loved ones who are heart patients.
All of the proceeds from this year's bowling event will benefit the WCA Heart Center through the purchase of new equipment for the Cardiology, Cardiac Catherization, and Cardiac Rehab departments.
Pre-registration forms are available online at wcahospital.org, at the Fountain Bowl, or at WCA Hospital (Office of Development, Wellness, and Cardiology).
For only $15, attendees will enjoy three games of bowling, shoes, and some heart-healthy snacks. Bowling will be organized in a Scotch doubles format, a fun format which allows signup as a team of two or as an individual. Registration is required and is limited to the first 280 bowlers.
For more information, please visit wcahospital.org, or call Karl Sisson, WCA director of development, at 664-8423.