Photo: Marcia Derby, Co- Chairperson; Patti Reed; Brooke Mareri; Corin Derby; Julie Abramson, Co-Chairperson; Joann Murray, Slone Melhuish Insurance; Toni Wirsen, All for Amy; Theresa Jackson, All for Amy; Megan Ludwiczak; Jim Mee, owner Jamestown Bowling Company; and Max Eimiller, Slone Melhuish Insurance. Absent from the photo: Kristy Moore
The committee and major sponsors for the annual Framed in Pink Bowling Over Breast Cancer have finalized plans for the October 22 fundraising event, to be held at the Jamestown Bowling Company, with a 12:00 registration and 1:00 event kick-off.
The fundraising event began in 2014 and has since grown in popularity; nearly 150 bowlers participate each year. The event was founded by the late Sue Lamb and has raised more than $55,000 for local women and men undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
An endowed fund at the WCA Foundation invests the funds and distributes for patient care at UPMC Chautauqua. The committee hopes to raise more funds than last year, with a goal of $15,000. Proceeds help purchase state of the art breast cancer technology that aid in the early detection of breast cancer, and oncology treatment specific to breast cancer care. Event committee members have planned a 50/50 and raffle ticket drawings, as well as a Chinese auction that will include guest resort packages to area attractions, a local golf package extravaganza, and much more.
Sue Lamb passed away in 2021, from health issues unrelated to breast cancer. Her daughters, family members and friends continue to raise funds and awareness in Lamb’s honor. Marcia Derby, Lamb’s daughter and committee co-chair for the event, said, “My mother took great pride in making a difference for patients to live beyond their diagnosis of breast cancer and to enjoy life to the fullest.”
The event welcomes major sponsors, “All for Amy”, a fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Slone Melhuish Insurance, Jamestown Bowling Company, and many more local businesses, individuals, and other in-kind donation contributors.
While family and friends gear up for another successful event, all those who are interested in participating and making a financial contribution or in-kind donation may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 716-708-0249. Follow the event on Facebook at “2023 Framed in Pink Bowling Over Breast Cancer”.
The WCA Foundation celebrates 41 years of supporting patient care, providing $12M in grant funds to WCA Hospital, and now UPMC Chautauqua. FMI: To donate or learn more, visit wcafoundationjamestown.org or contact their office located at Jones Health, 51 Glasgow Avenue, Jamestown, New York, 14702-0840, at 716-664-8665.