PULLMAN – The first “Bowling for a Cure” event organized by WSU students drew more than 500 participants and raised more than $7,000 for WSU’s Cancer Prevention and Research Center.
 
The CPRC uses gifts like this one to help researchers develop critical
pilot data that can then be used to apply for larger federally funded grants, according to Dan Campbell, assistant director of the CPRC.
 
“This is another example of how students are not just studying to be the next generation of researchers, educators and practitioners, but are also working today to help fight cancer by raising awareness and funds to support research,”he said. “This kind of support and dedication is one of the many things that makes WSU such an amazing institution.”
 
The event was organized by students from the WSU Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life and the WSU Residence Hall Association and was started by student Britni Freiboth, whose grandmother died of cancer. Some University of Idaho students also participated.
 
Held last Sunday at Zeppo’s Family Fun Center in Pullman, the event raised the money through registration fees and pledges obtained by bowlers.
 
The Cancer Prevention & Research Center is a regionally recognized
research, education and outreach driven center that also serves as the
focal point for cancer research at WSU. The center works with over 65
active members from throughout Washington and Idaho to develop new research about cancer and is a regional source for cancer education and information to residents of Washington, Eastern Oregon and Idaho.