Bowlin’ for Colons raises money for cancer research

Bowlin’ for Colons raises money for cancer research

As part of Colon Cancer Awareness month, UW Health booked up five bowling alleys to raise money for research on Sunday.

Celebrating their 16th anniversary of Bowlin’ for Colons, organizers said they expected to have over 1,000 participants. Money raised at the family-friendly event benefits gastrointestinal research at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.

“Research that some of my partners are doing at the Carbone Cancer Center involves combinations of new treatments with immune treatment for colon cancer,” Dr. Dan Mulkerin said. “We’re really excited about the promise that that’s bringing.”

According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related death for women and the second for men. The disease is predicted to take over 50,000 lives this year.

But early detection screenings and new treatments are fighting those odds. There are now 1 million survivors of colon cancer in the United States.

“Events like these support the translation of science in the laboratory to treatment of people with cancer,” Mulkerin said.

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