JFF invites Wyomingites to bowl for families with kids fighting cancer, tumors

Families come together to bowl and raise funds in support of Wyoming families with kids fighting battles against cancer, brain and spinal cord tumors. (Photo: Jason's Friends Foundation)

The 23rd Annual Bowl for Jason’s Friends Foundation (JFF) fundraiser is set for Saturday, April 24, at El Mark-O Lanes in Casper, the non-profit organization announced Monday. Funds raised will help Wyoming families with children battling cancer, brain tumors and spinal cord tumors.

Bowlers can put together five-person teams, sign up for a one-hour bowling time slot and collect donations prior to bowling, according to an April 5 JFF press release. Prizes will be available for those who round up the most donations and a free t-shirt will be given to every bowler who collects at least $75.

“It’s a fun-filled day of bowling, Pizza Hut pizza, Pepsi, silent auction items and hourly prizes,” Lisa Eades, volunteer JFF president/CEO and cofounder, said in the release. “We encourage everyone to put together a team, collect donations and come out to support our Wyoming families.”

Bowl for Jason’s Friends is the organization’s primary fundraiser each year, Eades said.

The Foundation is currently helping 145 Wyoming families, including several families in Gillette, Eades added via email Wednesday, and has provided almost $5.8 million in financial assistance since its founding. It was created in the memory of her son, Jason Eades, who was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor at the age of eight, and passed away in November of 1995.

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At JFF, 95% of all donated funds go directly to the financial support of Wyoming families.

To register to bowl, pick up a team packet at any First Interstate Bank or Hilltop Bank, the El Mark-O Lanes or at the JFF office located at 340 West B Street in Casper.

For more information, or to sign up online, visit jasonsfriends.org.