Bowling to Beat Breast Cancer Raises Money to Fight Disease

The event has raised over $126,000 to fight breast cancer.

Dressed in pink from head to toe, Barb Hoag and her friends are ready to make a difference this October. They’re raising money for breast cancer awareness.

“Support is something you don’t ask for, it happens,” said Hoag.

Hoag’s friends have been with her every step of the way. They call themselves the Fab Five.

Barb was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and immediately wanted to help fight the disease.

“If I’ve learned anything over the last ten years, it’s been two very important things. It’s the importance of support and the power of love,” said Hoag.

Hoag and the Fab Five created the Bowling to Beat Breast Cancer fundraiser at Country Lanes.

“It’s been a blast these gals put on a great show for these people that come up,” said Country Lanes owner Scott Carlson.

The event has raised money to provide breast cancer survivors and those dealing with the disease a copy of the book Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Soul.

Hoag has relied on the support of her friends through her battle with breast cancer, now they’re supporting an entire community.

“Reaching out to someone who’s at a point where they need that extra support that extra care is something that anyone can do in such small ways it can touch the lives of others,” said Barb Lucia, a member of the Fab Five.

“Don’t be afraid if there’s a friend, a coworker, or family member, they’re still your friend, coworker or family member,” said Pam Savoy, a member of the Fab Five.

240 bowlers will do what they can to put cancer in the gutter.

“Everyone that comes on each day has a story to tell and a reason why they are there,” said Hoag.

The Bowling to Beat Breast Cancer will be held at the Country Lanes in Duluth on October 15th and 16th.

The event has raised over $126,000 and given away over 2,500 books.