Syosset Lanes TakeS StepS TO Kickoff Celebration for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
By Emily Angelastro
Something special can happen when family and friends come together and bowl for a cause. On Sunday, February 10th, Syosset Lanes held the Take Steps Kickoff Celebration for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. This volunteer-driven and non-profit organization, which began in 1965, is dedicated to finding a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The kickoff event’s goal is not only to have fun bowling but also to raise money and awareness for a great cause.
Nancy Davis, a coordinator within chapter operations says “it’s all about getting out the word about Crohn’s, and getting people to sign up to do the actual walk.” The event kicked off with inspiring people, such as patients and their families, sharing stories about their journey and goals for the foundation. Organizers then showed a slideshow of everything the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is about, including its’ history and successes. When this part of the event came to a close, the real fun began.
Different events went on in all corners of the bowling alley. From the moment guests walked in, they were greeted at the registration table and offered free bowling. One complimentary breakfast table was set up and filled with pastries, bagels, and coffee while another station hosted a beer and cocktail table.