*CHARITY BOWLING PARTY TO BENEFIT THE RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND – BASED IN LOS ANGLES!
*The event, hosted by VH-1’s Eddie Trunk, will include a celebrity bowling tournament and a raffle drawing. Last year’s BOWL FOR RONNIE brought in $36,500 for the cancer charity, which is now in its eighth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.
*BOWL FOR RONNIE participants can anticipate an evening of fun, food, and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Dio Cancer Fund. Among the raffle prizes will be a specially-designed bowling ball and pin featuring the BOWL FOR RONNIE artwork.
*The event kicks off at 6:30 PM with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. Previous BOWL FOR RONNIE events brought together entertainers and artists such as Grammy award winning duo Tenacious D featuring Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Tom Morello (Prophets Of Rage & Rage Against The Machine, John 5, members ofMastodon, Steven Adler of Guns and Roses, Lita Ford, members of the Grammy nominated group Stone Sour and many more. Last year John 5 and Tom Morello who as members ofEddie Trunk’s bowling team, took top honors for the highest celebrity bowling team score. *100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL FOR RONNIE will go to the Dio Cancer Fund. Individual tickets and lane sponsorships are now on sale, and participants are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers for the ultimate bowling team.
About the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org):
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was formed in memory of the legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who lost his life to gastric cancer in 2010. A privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised nearly $2 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects. Most recently,the Dio Cancer Fund has committed funds to support the research of Dr. David Wong and his team at the UCLA School of Dentistry in developing a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the
Last year’s Bowl For Ronnie brought in $36,500 for the cancer charity, which is now in its eighth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research. Past celebrity guests/bowlers include:
- Grammy award winning duo Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass) – http://ew.com/article/2014/
03/31/ronnie-james-dio- tribute-tenacious-d-the-last- in-line/
- Roy Mayorga (seen on this week’s Late Night with Seth Meyers) and Christian Martucci from Grammy nominated rock group Stone Sour.
- Tom Morello (Prophets of Rage, Audioslave, Rage Against The Machine)
- John 5 (Rob Zombie)
- Stars of Sons of Anarchy
- Jinxx of Black Veil Brides
- Monte Pittman (Madonna’s guitarist)
- Brendon Small
And so much more!
Rob Halford in celebration of his birthday 8/25 actually raised money on his FB page for the fund –https://www.facebook.com/
There will be celebrity donations, auctions and a ton of fun. At every event a large check is presented to further the research of Dr. David Wong, who is developing a non-invasive saliva test for early cancer detection. http://www.
Mission of SUAS:
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is dedicated to support research and education that furthers early detection, prevention and treatment of prostate, colon and stomach cancers. Our philosophy stems from the notion that “Knowledge Equals Power.”
Early detection allows people to effectively plan strategies to deal with the disease early on and affords a better chance to overcome the cancer. To date we have raised nearly $2,000,000 and have donated to cancer charities, including $217,000 to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and over $450,000 to the T.J. Martell Foundation/ Vanderbilt Hospital and to UCLA’s School of Dentistry to support their ongoing research into early detection technologies and for the treatment and cure of prostate, colon and stomach cancers. We will continue to support organizations that are committed to cancer research and education.