Bowl a strike against cancer

On Saturday, students from Youngstown State University’s Biology Club will gather together to strike out cancer.

Bowl a Strike Against Cancer began in the mid 2000s and has been carried out ever since. Biology Club members said they hope they are able to raise enough money to benefit the American Cancer Society.

David Asch, Biology Club adviser, said students have run the entire event since Robert Leipheimer’s lab group years ago.

Amanda Sacco, Biology Club president, said she and her peers have been planning the event since early January.

“But it’s on everyone’s minds from the time the fall semester begins,” Sacco said.

This academic year, the Biology Club raised $500 for the ACS through fundraising before the fall semester ended.

“I hope that after the event, we have raised at least $1,500 to give to the ACS and hopefully to spread the word more about the event for next year,” Sacco said.

Bowl a Strike Against Cancer will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Camelot Lanes in Boardman. The cost is $20 per person, or $100 per team of six players.

Sacco said pizza and pop will be provided at each lane, and shoe rental is provided as well.

Sacco said eight teams have registered so far. In addition, a raffle will be held in Kilcawley Center on Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The raffle will continue on Saturday at the event. 

Sacco said it wasn’t created for any specific person.

“We don’t do this to really honor a single person, but it’s held in honor of anyone who has been affected by cancer,” she said.