BFTC Newsletter

Bowl for the Cure newsletter with BFTC pink pin
May 28, 2022

Bowl for the Cure: USBC Convention
The 2022 USBC Convention took place at The Orleans in Las Vegas from April 25-28. Bowl for the Cure hosted our annual Survivor Luncheon and Meet for the Cure presentation. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet and honor those battling breast cancer in our community as bringing awareness to the cause is our highest priority.

During the Meet for the Cure presentation, Lauren Schaefer, Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships with Susan G. Komen, spoke about our partnership as well as the advances your donation dollars are making. Komen is at the forefront of cutting-edge research and programs such as the Susan G. Komen Metastatic Breast Cancer Collaborative Research initiative and the Stand for H.E.R – a Health Equity Revolution initiative. To learn more about these programs and other breakthrough research, click here.

We would like to thank all those who donated during Convention as we raised over $2,000 with your support. We also would like to congratulate Steve Bailey who won the BFTC Enter to Win Giveaway. He received a BFTC bowling pin signed by the PWBA Tour players!

If you missed any of the Convention events or seminars, you can go to BowlTV.com/usbcconvention to watch.

Bowl for the Cure Events
While our peak fundraising times are in February and October, we want to promote breast cancer awareness all year round! Let us know if you are hosting an event or fundraiser this year, so we can advertise your event on the BFTC website and Facebook page. Please fill out this form if you will be holding an event or fundraiser for BFTC.

After you host an event, please fill out the event report found here. All checks should be made out to Bowl for the Cure and mailed to 621 Six Flags Dr. Arlington, TX 76011.

If you have questions or want to check out available event resources, please click here.

Bowl for the Cure Week at the Women's Championships
We are excited to host the second annual Bowl for the Cure Week at the Women’s Championships. Bowl for the Cure Week will take place June 20-26 in Addison, Illinois. If you are a breast cancer survivor who will be attending this week and have not registered, please fill out this form to be recognized.

If you could not make it this year, do not worry as registration for Bowl for the Cure Week at the 2023 Women’s Championships now is open! Come join us in Vegas to honor those who have and are currently battling breast cancer. We look forward to fun prizes, exciting bowling and championing the cause!

The 2023 Bowl for the Cure Week will take place June 19-25 in Las Vegas. We can’t wait to see you there!

For more information regarding Bowl for the Cure Week, click here.

If you have questions concerning the event, please email bftc@bowl.com.

Bowl for the Cure Merchandise
BFTC has some exciting new merchandise that will be available soon. If you are hosting an event and need giveaway items or if you want some BFTC memorabilia for yourself or loved ones, we have the mementos for you! New merchandise includes BFTC themed notepads, travel mugs, lapel pins, drawstring bags and visors.

If you are interested in purchasing an item or have any questions, please email bftc@bowl.com.

Pink Facts
We have made strides in breast cancer treatment with the five-year survival rate being at 90%, but we still have a long way to go. The five-year survival rate for Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) is only 29%.

Susan G. Komen has created a new initiative, Metastatic Breast Cancer Collaborative Research Initiative, to research breakthrough discoveries to end MBC. Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are collaborating together to explore new treatments in the hope of changing MBC from a terminal disease to a chronic one.

Learn more about this life-changing program here.

Pink Highlight – Kristee Bylls
Kristee Bylls from Chicagoland USBC was the recipient of the “More Than Pink” award at USBC Convention. Kristee received this honor for the fundraising efforts her and her association members are making for breast cancer. Since 2006, Chicagoland USBC has raised over $100,000 for the cause and continues to raise breast cancer awareness in the local community. Thank you Kristee and Chicagoland USBC!


Pink Bowl for the Cure bowling pinIf you have stories, memories, or words of encouragement you want to share with the community, we want to hear from you. If we choose your story for the newsletter, you will receive a Bowl for the Cure bowling pin! Please email bftc@bowl.com with the subject line “BFTC Highlight” or you can mail a letter to:

United States Bowling Congress
Bowl for the Cure
621 Six Flags Dr.
Arlington, TX 76011


Past Bowl for the Cure Newsletters

January 2022
November 2021
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May 2021
January 2021
October 2020
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August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
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