Soroptimist International of the Verdugos got a head start on breast cancer awareness. Instead of waiting for October, the designated month for the national drive, more than 60 members and their guests gathered at Burbank’s Pickwick Bowl for “Strikes n’ Spares” on June 26.
This seventh annual fundraiser is the organization’s major fundraiser to combat breast cancer. Since beginning the fundraiser, “We’ve raised over $100,000 for grants we give to breast cancer survivors,” said Immediate Past President Edith Fuentes.
Using some bowling lingo, the afternoon’s theme was “Together we can strike out breast cancer and spare lives!” To that end, members, guests and a smattering of boyfriends lined up for pizza and salad before going for their strikes and spares. They also had an opportunity to bid on silent-auction items.
Some guests bowling on teams were Trisha Rubia, Theresa Payawal and Elisa Emond. Members bowling on a team were Laila Santos, Jackie Lazatin and Nelly Costanios.