The 2nd Annual Helping Hands Bowl-a-thon will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Nu Generation Lanes, (www.nugenerationlanes.com), 876 Onstott Frontage Road West, in Yuba City.
Originally organized by Jonathan Amaro, a senior at Live Oak HS, for a community service project, the event will continue another year, with volunteer help from Yuba City High School Key Club. Proceeds will benefit the Patient Discretionary Fund at the Rideout Cancer Center, in partnership with UC Davis Health System.
The Fund helps patients in need who are undergoing radiation or chemotherapy treatments, may not be able to work and need financial assistance for necessities such as basic necessities like socks, toiletries, etc…; food, fuel; medical equipment or utility bills.
Since August 2008, more than 250 cancer patients have benefitted from the Patient Discretionary Fund, which has covered more than $45,000 in these expenses.
The registration donation for the Bowl-a-thon is $ 20 per bowler, and includes two games, rental shoes and balls.
Teams of up to five players can sign up for one of the 40 lanes. Individuals also may participate and will be matched with others to form a team. In addition to the registration fee, each bowler is encouraged to raise $50 or more from their family, friends — and fans.
Local businesses are invited to sponsor a team, contribute Silent Auction prizes or make a donation to the Rideout Health Foundation, which will collect the proceeds from the event on behalf of the Cancer Center's Patient Discretionary Fund.
Registration forms and pledge sheets can be picked up at the Nu Generation Lanes or the Cancer Center or downloaded from on the Cancer Center's website at www.frhg.org/cancercenter.
For more information, interested bowlers and businesses can get more information from Nancy Kirkpatrick at Rideout Cancer Center, at 749-4400, ext. 1686, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rideout Cancer Center, which is a partnership between Rideout Health and the University of California Davis Cancer Care Network, provides our cancer patients with the most up-to-date and effective cancer care in our community. UC Davis is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center, which comprises research, clinical trials, and the latest technology. Our partnership with UC Davis sets high standards in providing quality care to our patients. Our patients receive the quality of care that they might expect from a large university medical center with the compassion and personalization of a community based hospital.
Rideout Health is the independent, non-profit, community-based healthcare organization that operates Rideout Memorial Hospital, Fremont Medical Center and other medical facilities around the Yuba-Sutter region. It also is the area's largest non-government employer. In fulfillment of its mission to provide quality healthcare to everyone, regardless of financial circumstance, in 2011 the organization provided more than nearly $50 million in unreimbursed or free medical care to uninsured or under-insured patients.