Knockdown Cancer goes national
Bowlers will be heading to the lanes in January to knock down pins in support of cancer research.
The month long fundraiser, called Knockdown Cancer, takes 25 cents from every shoe rental at participating bowling centres and donates it to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Edward Sousa, director of Classic Bowl on Dundas St. W., started the event last year. About 900,000 Canadians go bowling every week and he figures many of those bowlers have been touched by the disease. Sousa’s mother battled pancreatic cancer.
Last year Knockdown Cancer raised more than $5,000 at Classic Bowl. This year Sousa has invited about 80 other Classic Bowl member centres across the country to take part and he’s hoping to raise $250,000.
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This year event runs Jan. 1 31. Additional funds will be raised through sales of Knockdown Cancer mini shoes and pins, t shirts, toques, golf towels, tote bags and balls.