Local bowlers score a strike against a devastating disease

Bowlers got the ball rolling to donate money to find a cure for breast cancer on March 11 at Maple Lanes Bowling Alley.

Barbara Harkins-Suarez has been organizing “Bowling for a Cure” for the past three years and with each passing year, the event has grown bigger and more successful. Harkins-Suarez started the event to “make a difference in the fight against breast cancer,” which she does not only by organizing the bowling bonanza but participating in the 39-mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

The money raised from “Bowling for a Cure” goes to sponsor Harkins-Suarez in the walk, which is then donated by Avon to various hospitals and research foundations.

“Everyone has a personal reason for participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. For two days and 39 miles, we are walking together toward one goal. I am joined by thousands of others who share my passion and commitment in making a difference in the fight against breast cancer,” explained Harkins-Suarez.

All the participants at this year’s “Bowling for a Cure” had a great time with friends and family and some pin time. There was a 50-50 raffle, and the winner snagged $200, promptly giving it back to the cause. There were food and basket raffles with tons of goodies and treats, as well.

“Thank you. How can two very small words express the magnitude of gratitude I feel? All our efforts together helped us to get one small step closer to a cure,” declared Harkins-Suarez.

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