“Strike against Cancer” a nationwide bowling event to benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research announced by Ultimate Sports Enterprises
September 12, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsCharity begins at home. At least that is how the old saying goes. It is more accurate to state that charity begins when a problem strikes home. That is what Cancer does. Ask anyone, and they can tell you a story about a relative, best friend, or co-worker, someone they know who has been affected by Cancer. Currently, one out of every two men and one out of every three women will have Cancer in their lifetime. Three out of four families in America will have at least one family member diagnosed with Cancer.
So you ask what can one person do to fight this deadly disease. The answer is simple. Go bowling. Bowling? Yes, bowling. On Saturday December 8th, 2007 participating bowling centers nationwide will contribute to the fight against cancer by donating one dollar to the V Foundation for every lane rented on this day. 70 million Americans bowl annually and Ultimate Sports Enterprises is simply asking them to bowl on this day, like they would any other time of the year. No extra fees, no registration, no hassle, except maybe wearing shoes that somebody else has worn.
The V Foundation was founded by ESPN and Jim Valvano, the passionate and committed former NC State basketball coach and award-winning broadcaster, as he battled cancer. Wanting to see the battle through to victory, Valvano recruited friends and family to lead The V Foundation in his quest to eradicate the disease that ultimately claimed his life. With a dire need for early developmental, critical-stage grant support, the Foundation was formed to assist the brilliant young researchers that will eventually find cures for cancer. The V Foundation has raised more than $60 million and awarded cancer research grants in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Researchers have developed their laboratories and taken their science from the labs to the clinics with the help of funds raised by The V Foundation.
“Cancer is a serious disease, but who says fighting it has to be. So gather your friends and family and take a few hours out of your life and have some fun,” remarked Frank Gordon, President of Ultimate Sports Enterprises. “While you are enjoying yourself bowling, revel in the fact that you are doing something positive for someone else, and quite possibly yourself. We have all been asked to help out one charity or another, but with our lives as hectic as they are it’s hard to do. Here is the chance to have a great time with the people you care about and really make a difference.”
Ultimate Sports Enterprises is a diversified company that deals in many aspects of the sports industry, whose interests range from producing charitable events such as The Strike against Cancer, to providing information on the world’s best sports bars through the International Association of Sports Bars and Pubs. The goal of Ultimate Sports Enterprises is to provide sports fans around the globe all the sports knowledge, information, and activity that the true fan desires.