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Bowling for a Cure to kick off major fundraiser

Published on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 (10:22 a.m.)

February 11, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Nancy Katz, Purdue Marion & Associates, 702-222-2362 ext. 227 or [email protected]
Andrew Chang, Purdue Marion & Associates, 702-222-2362 ext. 225 or [email protected]

Bowling for a Cure to kick off major fundraiser
for people with digestive diseases
-- March 15 Event benefits Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation --

Lace up those bowling shoes and knock down some pins at the Bowling for a Cure kick off to benefit Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis, the major fundraising event for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – Las Vegas Chapter. The nonprofit organization raises essential funds and awareness for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – two chronic, painful digestive diseases that affect 1 in 200 American adults and children.

Bowling for a Cure will be Saturday, Mar. 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Texas Station Casino, located on 2101 Texas Star Lane in North Las Vegas. The fun event will encourage people to sign up for the Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis community walk in May, and motivate teams to begin their fundraising efforts.
Bowling for a Cure tickets will be sold online or by registered teams for $10 and will include two games, rental shoes, food, prizes and some family-friendly competition. For every ticket sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the nonprofit for research to cure digestive diseases, outreach, and programming for patients and their families. For more information or to RSVP, contact Carly at [email protected] or 646/203-1088.

The bowling kick-off precedes Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis, a community charity walk and festivities held on Saturday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to noon at Exploration Park, located at 9700 South Buffalo Drive, in the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community in southwest Las Vegas. For pre-registration and information, visit: http://www.cctakesteps.org/lasvegas.

About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is the largest voluntary non-profit health organization dedicated to finding cures for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). CCFA’s mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults who suffer from these diseases. The Foundation works to fulfill its mission by funding research, providing educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public, and furnishing supportive services for those afflicted with IBD. For more information, visit www.ccfa.org, call 888-694-8872, join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ccfafb and www.facebook.com/ccfatakesteps, or follow CCFA and Take Steps on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ccfa and www.twitter.com/takesteps.

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