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Contact: Karl Sisson
WCA Director of Development
(716) 664-8423

Strike Out Heart Disease Bowl-A-Thon:
Charity Event to Pay Tribute to Loved Ones Battling Heart Disease

WCA Hospital
Members of the WCA Heart Center are preparing for the 2nd annual Strike Out Heart Disease Bowl-A-Thon which will take place on Monday, February 11th at the Fountain Bowl in Jamestown. Pre-Registration Forms are now available on-line at or at WCA Hospital for this heart health awareness event which will pay tribute to loved ones who have battled heart disease and will benefit the patients served by the WCA Heart Center.

Jamestown, NY (Friday, February 1, 2013) – On Monday, February 11th, in celebration of National Heart Month, WCA Hospital will host the 2nd annual Strike Out Heart Disease Bowl-A-Thon at the Fountain Bowl (3316 Fluvanna Avenue, Jamestown). Presented by America’s Mattress and Serta, this charity event will promote good heart health and pay tribute to loved ones who have battled, or are battling heart disease.

“One in four men and women die from heart disease each year in the United States,” says Toni DeAngelo, Community Health and Wellness Director at WCA Hospital. “We all have a loved one who has been diagnosed with heart disease.  This event gives us an opportunity to honor loved ones, promote good heart health, benefit our cardiac patients, and have fun!”

This bowling event will begin with sign-in and a basket auction at 5:00 p.m., followed by bowling at 6:00 p.m.  Both short- and long-sleeve Strike Out Heart Disease tee shirts are now on sale at WCA Hospital and will be available at the event. In addition, WCA is accepting donations for tribute hearts that will be displayed in honor or in memory of loved ones who are heart patients.

All of the proceeds from this year’s bowling event will benefit the WCA Heart Center through the purchase of new equipment for the Cardiology, Cardiac Catherization, and Cardiac Rehab departments.

Pre-Registration Forms are available on-line at, at the Fountain Bowl, or at WCA Hospital (Office of Development, Wellness, and Cardiology). For only $15, attendees will enjoy three games of bowling, shoes, and some heart-healthy snacks.  Bowling will be organized in a Scotch Doubles format, a fun format which allows sign up as a Team of Two or as an Individual. Registration is required and is limited to the first 280 bowlers.

For more information, please visit, or call Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development, at (716) 664-8423.

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