Katie Couric & Friends Bowled to “Strike Out Colon Cancer”
Fundraiser for Colon Cancer Research and Awareness Programs
Launched 300 New York Entertainment Center at Chelsea Piers
For each of the first 150 strikes bowled, 300 New York donated $1000
to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s
National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance
Who: Host Katie Couric, with guests Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Botti, Grey’s Anatomy’s James Pickens, The Sopranos’ Steve Schirripa, Vincent Curatola, and John Ventimiglia, Project Runway’s Nick Verreos, RuPaul, Robert Verdi, Carmen Marc Valvo, Heatherette’s Traver Rains and Richie Rich and many others…
What: The “Strike Out Colon Cancer” fundraiser launched 300 New York, Manhattan’s newest bowling and entertainment center, located at Chelsea Piers. The event benefited the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (EIF’s NCCRA), which was co-founded by Katie Couric.
For each of the first 150 strikes bowled, 300 New York donated $1000 to EIF’s NCCRA.
EIF’s NCCRA funds promising research and public awareness programs to help fight this country’s #2 cancer killer, which is largely preventable through proper screening.
When: Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Where: 300 New York
Chelsea Piers/Pier 60
Photo: In this photo provided by the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, Katie Couric and actor Steve Schirripa, a member of the cast of cable television's 'The Sopranos,' take part in a celebrity bowling fundraiser for colon cancer research Wednesday, May 9, 2007 in New York. Couric, who hosted the event, is a co-founder of the group . (AP Photo/Bob Jones, National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance)