Bowling tournament to help fight Alzheimers

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The Alzheimer’s Association – South Carolina Chapter is hosting a Team Captain Kick-Off Luncheon at the Anderson County Library on Thursday, February 23, at noon, for anyone interested in organizing a team for the 24th Annual Bowl-A-Thon to Strike Out Alzheimer’s. Those interested in attending the luncheon are asked to RSVP by calling (864) 250-0029 or emailing kimberly.williams@alz.org.

Bowl-A-Thon is not a typical bowling tournament. No bowling skill is required and participants earn prizes not by rolling strikes, but by raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association – South Carolina Chapter. Bowl-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, May 12, at Boulevard Lanes in Anderson. Participants register in five person teams that can be made up of groups from various businesses, churches, schools, civic organizations, healthcare agencies, fitness centers, etc. There is a minimum $250 sponsor fee to enter a team. You can learn more about Bowl-A-Thon, including sponsorship opportunities, and even register at www.bowlathon.kintera.org.

Alzheimer’s disease is an incurable, progressive, degenerative neurological disorder that is ultimately fatal. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Of the top 10 causes of death in the US, Alzheimer’s disease is the only one that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. Bowl-A-Thon participants and supporters are seeking to Strike Out Alzheimer’s by raising funds for research and to help local families dealing with dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association – South Carolina Chapter is a voluntary nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing research, advocating and providing support services to families and individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit the Association’s website at www.alz.org/sc or call the toll-free helpline that is staffed by knowledgeable professionals 24 hours/day, 7 days/week: 1-800-273-2555.