Get Ready To Roll: November 13 Bowl-a-thon will support Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Share Article

The 4th Annual Strike Out Pediatric Cancer™ PCF Bowl-a-thon will take place on Sunday, November 13th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lucky Strike Lanes located at 624-630 W. 42nd Street (between the West Side Highway and 11th Avenue) in New York City. Tickets for the event cost $50 and participants can log onto the Bowl-A-Thon interactive Web site at http://www.pcfbowlathon.org to register for the event, build teams and seek sponsorships.

PCF Bowlathon

“We wanted to do something to help kids with cancer and their families,” said Greenberg Goldy, currently a 10th grader.

"Every year it grows," Eric Greenberg Goldy says with a humble and slightly mischievous smile.

He's talking about the 4th Annual Strike Out Pediatric Cancer™ PCF Bowl-a-thon, an event he founded four years ago. An event that through his year-round dedication, hard work, and keen sense of how to throw a great party has indeed grown, raising over $80,000 its first three years after beginning as little more than a gathering of friends and extended family coming together to have some fun and to “strike out” pediatric cancer.

On Sunday, November 13, 2011, Greenberg Goldy will host the 4th Annual Strike Out Pediatric Cancer™ PCF Bowl-a-thon. The event itself is in many ways a reflection of its founder. Like Greenberg Goldy himself, the Bowl-a-thon may appear on its surface to be all about the fun - it's a bowling party with refreshments and live music - yet just like Greenberg Goldy, the event is very purposeful.

“We wanted to do something to help kids with cancer and their families,” said Greenberg Goldy, currently a 10th grader.

It benefits Pediatric Cancer Foundation. PCF was established to find a cure for childhood cancer by raising money for research, state of the art equipment and parent/patient care for dedicated doctors at hospitals that receive support from PCF. And while childhood cancer has impacted a great many children in the United States, PCF receives no financial support from the federal government. Greenberg Goldy founded the Strike Out Pediatric Cancer™ PCF Bowl-a-thon to expand PCF’s fundraising efforts and build awareness of the disease among young people.

"We're hopeful that record numbers of people will register to participate this year to help us raise even more money in support of the fight against pediatric cancer," Greenberg Goldy says. And he's not alone in that hope. This year, event sponsors hope to attract more bowlers and raise more money than they ever have and they're pulling out all the stops to make this year's Bowl-a-thon the biggest and the best ever.

And, since the Bowl-a-thon is all about giving to others, Eric's sister Taylor Greenberg Goldy, who recently launched her Design-a-Bag line of charity-driven canvas tote bag craft kits, Charitotes™, will host a very special event within an event. Charitotes™ was derived from gift bags that Taylor originally created to give to sick children in hospitals. With a passion for giving, she realized she could help even more kids by creating a kit that would be available in the retail market. Bowl-a-Thon attendees will be able to create their own gift bag that will be delivered to children in local pediatric cancer units. Materials will be provided free of charge.

In addition to bowling and the opportunity for families to spend a few hours of quality time together, this kid-driven event will feature the Design-a-Bag station mentioned above courtesy of Charitotes™, raffle prizes, live entertainment and refreshments. A Bowl-a-thon favorite, Gregory Hirschorn will once again have his signature designed postcards for sale to benefit Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

The 4th Annual Strike Out Pediatric Cancer™ PCF Bowl-a-thon will take place on Sunday, November 13th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lucky Strike Lanes located at 624-630 W. 42nd Street (between the West Side Highway and 11th Avenue) in New York City. Tickets for the event cost $50 and participants can log onto the Bowl-A-Thon interactive Web site at http://www.pcfbowlathon.org to register for the event, build teams and seek sponsorships.

For more information on the 4th Annual Strike Out Pediatric Cancer™ PCF Bowl-a-thon visit http://www.pcfbowlathon.org.

"We're so grateful for the support we have received over the last three years," Greenberg Goldy says, his eyes twinkling as he dives into yet another round of Bowl-a-thon emails.

###

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Nancy Joselson
PCF Bowlathon
917-777-3127
Email >
Visit website