Registration is now open for the 25th annual Bowl-a-thon to benefit Northwestern Medical Center’s Jim Bashaw Cancer & Catastrophic Illness Fund. The striking event will be held on Saturday, March 19 at Dairy Center Bowling Alley in Enosburg, featuring two sessions of bowling, one in the afternoon and one in the early evening.
Jim Bashaw was a beloved teacher, guidance counselor and longtime girls’ basketball coach at BFA St. Albans. His death in August of 2000 from brain cancer affected not only his family and friends, but the entire community. In honor of Jim’s memory, a fund was established to provide financial assistance to residents of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties who are experiencing catastrophic illness from cancer or other causes.
This fund provides financial assistance to people in Franklin and Grand Isle counties who are struggling with cancer or a catastrophic illness. Since its inception in 2001, the fund has distributed over 870 grants totaling more than $400,000! The Bashaw Fund helps people of all ages with things like transportation to medical appointments and out of pocket medical expenses. In 2015, the fund provided grants to more than 76 people struggling with financial hardship due to cancer or catastrophic illness. Your support makes a real difference in the lives of people right here in Franklin and Grand Isle counties and we count on you to help keep this valuable resource available to those who need it most.
Session One will bowl from 1 to 3 pm; check-in at 12:30 pm. Session Two will bowl from 4-6 pm. For more information or to register your team, please contact Kristen Tuttle at 524-8479 or [email protected].