Pin down cancer in the American Cancer Society’s bowling benefit March 1, 9-12 at Brunswick Lanes in Fort Worth, Texas. (Source: Sheila Harris).
The address is 3025 Alta Mesa.
Admission is $10 ($7 for children ten and under) and includes three hours of bowling and shoe rental. Brunswick is donating 50 percent of the proceeds to the Society.
“Brunswick is really looking forward to our coming out and bowling,” said Sheila Harris, Society Relay for Life Event Chair for the city. “The proceeds donated by Brunswick will be added to team totals. We will also have a couple of door prizes and 50/50 raffle where the winner gets half of the monies collected and the other half goes to the Relay.”
For cancer support, go to cancer.org on the Web.
In unrelated news, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will have a Fort Worth Affiliate meeting March 15, 12-2 at Cousin’s Barbecue, 5125 Bryant Irvin Road in town.
For more information, email Virginia Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Due to the tremendous response to the call to participate in the Second Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocay Day in Washington (March 9-11), we have reached our capacity limits,” said Griffin, who lost her brother, niece, and some friends to the disease. “For all supporters who are not able to attend Advocacy Day in person, there will still be a way to participate from home March 11 with the ‘National Call-In Day’ during which we will ask that senators and representatives be called to add people’s voice to the chorus of advocates meeting with their members of Congress.”
The Network will send more information about the Day during the first week of March. (Source: Pancan.org).
In unrelated non-profit news, Governor Bill Ritter (D) of Colorado signed into law a bill (HB 1006) requiring counties to arrange single and/or ongoing visits between foster children and their siblings at their mutual request. (Source: Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute).
In unrelated foster care news, a study of 347 foster children in Australia identified key predictors of mental health problems for children in foster care. To access an abstract, go to sciencedirect.com/science/online.
In other foster care news, a review of 26 studies of adoption disruption reports higher risk associated with child, parental, and agency factors. For a free abstract, see blackwell-synergy.com/toc/ on the Net.
In adoption news, a USA Today survey of a dozen of the country’s largest adoption agencies found that “many Americans are considering domestic adoptions of babies and foster care children because of growing waits, restrictions, and uncertainties of adopting abroad. To read the article, go to usatoday.com/news/ and usatoday.com/.