For the second year, Women Have Options participated in the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon organized by the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF). Our event this year was a resounding success and exceeded everyone’s expectations. We raised more than $13,300, representing a nearly 50% increase over last year’s fundraising total.
Sponsors included Betty’s, Capital Care Network, Choice Network, Evolved BodyArt, Jolie Laide, Pattycake Bakery, and Wholly Craft. We had 11 teams, with 59 total bowlers, including teams representing Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio, St. James Tavern, SEIU Local 1199, Wholly Craft, Betty’s, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, Pattycake Bakery, WHO/O board members, and other local activists.
We are excited to see our donor base expanding and thrilled that more activists throughout central Ohio are genuinely enthusiastic about participating in our annual bowl-a-thon and supporting WHO/O.
Nationally, over 300 teams and 5000 contributors in dozens of cities across the country participated in the bowl-a-thon, raising more than $320,000. We are proud that WHO/O bowl-a-thon was #9 in the country for fundraising! Thanks to everyone who planned, donated, fundraised, attended, and secured sponsorships. Together, we made the 2011 bowl-a-thon a tremendous success. Next year, we’ll aim even higher!