Bowl 4 The Kids Coming In September! | Charity
The connection between bowling and providing medical care for children with little or no health insurance may not seem like an obvious one, but so far it's working just fine.
That’s according to Annette Logan, Executive Director of the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, which had its first Bowl-a-Thon in 2011 and is planning its second event September 22 at the Suncoast Bowling Center.
“We were amazed at how many people signed up to help us last year, and how much money we raised,” Logan said. “It’s so gratifying to see the community support us because we are the only non-profit facility in the state providing this kind of care."
The money raised goes directly to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, which has a Charity Care Plan providing treatment to children facing cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Even families with decent medical insurance can be surprised by the cost of getting the life-saving treatment. Children diagnosed with Leukemia, Logan says, can expect to go through chemotherapy for three or four years. The total cost of providing that care can easily approach $1 million. Even families with health insurance, which Logan says is not typically set up to cover these kinds of devastating diseases, will need some help.
That's why Bowl-a-Thons, Haircut-a-Thons, and the Circus Couture event in October are all so important to the foundation.
“The funds go directly to support our Charity Care Plan which allows us to help kids facing devastating diseases like cancer, inherited bleeding disorders as well as rare and ultra rare diseases," Logan said.
Started in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s mission is to provide the best medical treatment for children facing life-saving diseases including cancer, inherited bleeding disorders, rare and ultra rare diseases and rheumatological disorders. Patients are served through the foundation-supported programs at the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada and the Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada. Both facilities were recently accredited by The Joint Commission and received the coveted Gold Seal of Approval®. It is one of the few non-profit agencies in the state to receive this accreditation.
For additional information, go to www.cure4thekids.org. For information on taking part in the Bowl-a-Thon, call 732-0232 or send an email to email@example.com.