GREENVILLE—Bunco 4 Boobies, a non-profit organization that works annually to raise money for area women battling breast cancer, donated $21,000 to the Cancer Association of Darke County.
Members of Bunco 4 Boobies came to the Greenville office to present the check to Christine Lynn, CADC director, and other CADC officials.
Lynn accepted the donation, along with CADC President Cole Morrie, Secretary Trudy Eastland and members Sherry Martin and Lori Kimmel.
Jessica Artz, president of the Bunco 4 Boobies, said the CADC is receiving this money to help them in their plight to support cancer patients.
“Additionally, we were able to provide 11 private donations to local families with a direct need,” Aertz added.
“Since 2010, we have raised nearly $275,000 to help cancer patients and their families. We continue to be blessed with amazing support and hope to keep Rolling 4 a Cure and making an impact on our community.”
Bunco 4 Boobies is a Darke County non-profit that was founded in 2021 by a small group of women when a member of their monthly Bunco group was diagnosed with cancer. That member was Kelly Fourman, who was also in attendance on Thursday.
What was ultimately to be a one-time event to help a friend, turned into something greater than we ever imagined possible,” Artz said. “The annual event is hosted at the Greenville Moose Lodge and has sold out every year with more than 300 players.”
This was the 11th year for the annual Rolling 4 a Cure event. There would have been two more, then COVID set in and restrictions forced them to cancel in 2020.
“Thankfully, all of our paid registrants agreed to convert their registration fees to a donation and were given priority registration when the event returned,” reported Artz. “In addition to that, our DD CUP sponsors allowed us to raffle off the 20-plus items valued at $200 or more. The combination of our supporters’ cooperation allowed us to make a $13,000 donation to the CADC in 2020. 2021 and 2022 were still problematic and kept us from Rolling 4 a Cure.” Then, 2023 was upon them.
“Imagine the excitement when this was our year for a comeback,” Artz said. “We gave away hundreds of prizes worth more than $13,000. We also fed an amazing spread of donated food to an electrified room full of men and women who were just as excited as us to get back at it.”
She said, during that event, fighters and survivors were recognized and those who have passed away were remembered.
“There was laughter and there were tears,” Artz said. “At the end of the day, we raised the nearly $29,000.”
Lynn was grateful for this year’s donation, and noted that 2019 was the best year with $27,000 coming in to CADC.
“We reached out to the cancer association that first year,” Artz said.
And, they’ve donated annually ever since to the cause.