Texomans Lace Up to Bowl for the Cure

    Sunday Texomans laced up their bowling shoes, and joined the fight against breast cancer. It was all for the 5th Annual Bowl for the Cure at Village Bowl in Wichita Falls. All the money raised from Sunday's bowl-a-thon will help local women pay for mammograms and breast cancer treatments.
    For the last 5 years Mary Peterson has set her sights on striking out cancer.
    "This is very dear to my heart. My mother had breast cancer, my grandmother died from breast cancer, I never got to meet her. I have had several friends that I've lost to breast cancer," said Peterson.
    With a history of cancer in her family, Peterson says she can spare her free time to help find a cure.
    "I may be in the high risk, breast cancer runs in the family, my father died of lung cancer, my brother died from throat cancer. Anything I can do to help the cause, I'm there for it," said Peterson.
    Sunday's event coincides with National Bowl for the Cure Month, and over the last four years bowlers in Wichita Falls have raised over $40,000 for local organizations.
    "The important thing is it goes here locally and it helps women who don't have insurance, they are undeserved," said Lisa Stephens-Musick, Bowl for the Cure Committee Member.    Stephens-Musick says 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer, and this year there will be a quarter of a million new cases.
    "I think any time you are raising money for cancer awareness cancer research even though it may be a specific type it helps all types," said Stephens-Musick.
    "Lets all fight cancer. Let's get rid of it. Let's strike it out any way we can," said Peterson.
    A new spin on an old fight.
    Organizers say they hope to raise about $10,000 from Sunday's Bowl for the Cure, money which will go to the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.


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