Bowling fundraiser benefits children with cancer
CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - On Saturday, a very special bowling tournament took place.
The Jason’s Friends Foundation held their 25th annual bowling fundraiser at El Mark-O Lanes.
Besides the bowling, there also was a silent auction held. Items up for bid included a Bengals helmet, a trip to Phoenix, and a Sig Sauer 320c.
Teams of five bowled throughout the day, raising money through sponsorship.
Jason’s mom, Lisa Eades, explains how the proceeds benefit local children. “We gave them the opportunity to concentrate on their sick child. We gave them that gift of time together, and sadly in many cases we’ve covered funeral expenses and, you know again its whatever we can do to help a Wyoming family that has a child with cancer, brain tumors, spinal cord tumors.”
The father of a cancer survivor explains how much this foundation helped, in his family’s time of need. “We needed help with pretty much all of the travel. All of the food. Hotels. Everything when we were down in Denver. We were down there for approximately two years. We ended up getting an apartment down there because she had to have six rounds of chemo... Bone marrow transplant... Two surgeries. So we spent a lot of time down there.”
Jason Eades was nine-years-old when he passed away from a brain tumor. The Foundation is currently helping nearly 155 Wyoming families, and has provided over $7 million dollars of financial assistance since its founding.
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