Bowling Against Cancer

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The fight against cancer takes many forms today Bismarck Mandan residents got together at Midway lanes today to strike out cancer.

This event has been raising money for the Bismarck Cancer Center for 22 years, we asked the founder "why?"

"Mostly my mother and my brother, and I've had so many friends affected with cancer. That is the best place. The money stays here right in town. It helps the patients out. That's why Bismarck Cancer Center is near and dear to my heart," said Terry Barnes, founder of the tournament.

Cancer effects many Americans, and the cancer center helps pay for travel, housing, and other costs that plague cancer patients. More than 30 teams participated and showed their support.

"I actually, cancer runs in both sides of my family," said April Johnson, a bowler at the event.

This event has raised more than $90,000 total in its 22 years.

"I think the first year we only brought in $300, but I'm hoping this year we'll be over the $3,000 mark. Hopefully with the car alone," said Barnes.

The event runs alongside a silent auction open to the public, and this year the silent auction includes a 2006 Ford Focus.

If you would like to donate you can go to bismarckcancercenter.com