"Spare Some Change for Cancer" raises funds for breast cancer awareness in a bowling social

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. - "Spare Some Change for Cancer" united community members to raise funds and awareness towards breast cancer. 

The Berrien County Cancer Service and Peat's Cider Social joined in efforts to fight cancer and raise money for a great cause--all while having a little fun. 

The event took place on Wednesday, October 18 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Peat's Cider Social in Stevensville, where visitors could drink cider and bowl in a retro alley.

Dan Peat, the co-owner of Peat's Cider, was excited about the turnout and to be part of bringing people together for a great cause. 

"I don't believe there's anybody walking this earth who hasn't been touched by cancer in one way or another," Peat said. "And so, obviously, we'd love to support a local group that's helping families in our area, you know, deal with their challenges as it relates to that. We couldn't be happier and couldn't have picked a better partner for tonight."

Visitors were charged $10 at the door, including all you can bowl and food trucks: Grand Mere Inn Ducks on the Run Food Truck and the La Chula Food Truck.

For Mary Morphey, a volunteer for the Berrien County Cancer Service, this event is close to her heart and what better way is there to raise awareness and funds than through a social event? 

"When I realized that I couldn’t participate due to my schedule this year, I decided that there’s other things I can do to bring awareness to this horrible disease, raise money, have fun, and involve families across Berrien County," she said.

For those who weren't able to attend the event, but would still like to contribute to the cause, you can donate on the Berrien County Cancer Service's website. 

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