Hoping to help support a better treatment for Neutropenia, ten-year-old Kara Loader, who was diagnosed with the disorder, is hosting “Bowling for Neutrophils” on March 15 in St. Clairsville. Ariana-Leilani also suffers from Neutroepenia. Neutropenia attacks and kills neutrophils which are the part of white blood cells that fight infections in the body. Kara and her mother, Tammy, decided on a bowling event because they say pretty much anyone can bowl and almost every community has a bowling alley.
Besides bowling plenty of strikes, Kara hopes to accomplish another thing next Saturday. “I would like to get at least a thousand dollars for neutropenia because they’re trying to come up with a pill so I don’t have to take a shot anymore,” said Kara. “That’d be really nice.”
Teams of 5 to 7 people can sign up before hand and raise funds for the event. Their goal is for each team to raise at least 100 dollars. Individual bowlers are welcome too.
Prizes will be given away for the best team name, and for whoever raises the most money. Bowling for Neutrophils will be held Saturday night, March 15, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Clair Lanes, St. Clairsville, Ohio.
For more information, call 740-680-3080.
Learn more: Fund Raising for Neutropenia