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Strike Out Oral Cancer Event

Those attending the May 7 Student National Dental Association and Psi Omega Strike Out Oral Cancer event likely found their fellow students, colleagues and even family members taking on some interesting bowling names. “Caries” and “Bill Nye the Science Guy” are two that D4 Kelly Owen, one of the event’s organizers, vividly recalls participants choosing.

Then of course there were the “trick shots,” like curve balls and squat throws. While the 20-some participants at the event definitely had fun, they also were united by a common goal: helping to aid The Oral Cancer Foundation. Apparently, they did just that.

Approximately $800 was raised in just three hours of bowling. Participants—who included Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry students, family members and faculty—met at USA Bowl in Dallas. The event was $25 per person or $100 per team of five and included shoes, bowling balls and food.

All proceeds from the event went to The Oral Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit public-service charity that works with the general public, medical and dental professionals to help prevent oral cancer nationwide. One of the organization’s biggest platforms is the need for annual oral cancer screening, early diagnosis and treatment.