Bowling for a cause

Brain tumors, malignant or benign, can strike anyone at any age without reason, and there are really no precautions people can take to prevent them.

That’s the strange and frustrating thing about brain tumors, said Stacy Zwerdling of Lakeville who was diagnosed with a massive brain tumor (when her son was 10 months old) and miraculously survived. 

“More needs to be done,” said Zwerdling, who eight years ago founded Bowling for Brains, an annual event to raise funds for local and national brain tumor patient care and research, the American Brain Tumor Association and Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Givens Brain Tumor Center in Minneapolis.

This year’s event — which includes a ton of activities for kids — will be from 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at Bowlero Lakeville.

Festivities will include a social hour, silent auction, a Faces of Gray display, an honoree booth, bowling, food and drink, a game room, an arcade, laser tag (new!), a heads-and-tails game, awards, prizes and a closing ceremony.

Bowling costs $30 for adults, $35 after March 23; $22 for ages 4–10, $25 after March 23. Admission for non-bowlers will be $15–$25. Laser tag only costs $25. 

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