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Local residents went bowling Sunday to help strike out Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
This is the 8th year for the bowl-a-thon which aims to raise money and awareness for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
"This is a disease that affects many Americans and actually worldwide and it is important that we continue on with research both for treatment and cure for this disease that can be quite debilitating," says Andrew Chernick a co-coordinator for Strike Out Crohn's & Colitis Bowl-A-Thon.
Last year the bowl-a-thon raised $5,000, which went toward research, treatment and public awareness of the diseases. Organizers say they are aiming to have all the lanes filled and so far they have received good support from the community.
"It is a good feeling, each year we have grown, we started out with four lanes about eight years ago and we are up to about 24 lanes now and it is a good feeling to see that people are supportive of this organization," says Chernick.
Awards were given to the best youth and adult bowler. To learn more about the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America go to the link above.