The 2017 Strike Out Cancer was held on Tuesday, March 7th at Bowl America, Hull Street Road.
Four Chesterfield County high schools hit the lanes to raise awareness of colorectal cancer and to raise funds for community efforts to prevent this disease which is the country’s second cancer killer in men and women.
Chesterfield County School Board members along with 400 students and faculty from Manchester High School, Clover Hill High School, Midlothian High School and James River High School took part in the 2017 event! The proceeds of the event support early detection services offered to the underserved population, support for patients and survivors, and community education to help break down barriers to screening which allows colorectal cancer to take too many lives.
Thank you Haley Automotive for sponsoring the 2017 event! And thank you to Andrew Freiden and Melissa Chase for making an appearance!
Huge success at the Strike Out Cancer events over the last three years. Click PHOTOS to see all the pictures of the high energy events.
Strike Out Cancer’s field of competition increased in 2016! Manchester kept #1 spot over Clover Hill on February 11, 2016, and Monacan took on Midlothian high school on February 18th! The last Strike Out Cancer took place on March 1st as Mills Godwin battled Douglas Freeman at the Short Pump Bowl America.
In early 2015, the SCA’s of Manchester and Clover Hill High Schools sponsored a friendly competition on the lanes! Teams of teachers, students, and administrators attempted to “bowl” each other over as they raised funds for colorectal cancer awareness and prevention. Over $10,500.00 was raised between the two schools…but who was the winner? Manchester High School took home the trophy of raising the most money, and Manchester won by a narrow margins of striking the most pins!
All proceeds are used for colorectal cancer prevention – this country’s second deadliest cancer in men AND women. Colorectal cancer strikes young people and folks over the age of 50. Strike Out Cancer helps to break the silence of this disease which is causing colorectal cancer to take far too many lives. The funds are used for prevention education across the state, local early detection services, and local survivor support.
Check out the 2015 pictures by clicking on PHOTO
Check out an article on the Chesterfield County Public Schools website featuring the event!