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Published on November 28, 2018

Bowl-a-Thon Raises $12,000 for Cancer Patients

A love of fellowship and bowling has gone on for a decade.


Johnnie Mae Hooker loved to bowl. After she lost her battle with breast cancer in 2008, her husband Coley Hooker created the Johnnie Mae Hooker Bowl-a-Thon as a way for family and friends to remember her.

Bowl-a-thon participants

It has become much more than bowlers raking up turkeys and five-baggers. This year’s 10th annual bowl-a-thon raised $12,000. The money supports cancer patient needs and helps provide items not covered by insurance, such as transportation, food and support activities. 

Hooker presented a check for this year’s proceeds to Cone Health Cancer Center at Triad Lanes in Greensboro.   

Over the past 10 years, the Johnnie Mae Hooker Bowl-a-Thon has raised $84,518.71 to help patients at the Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long Hospital. This year, 110 bowlers took part.

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