“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it,” C.C. Scott
The Dickinson Pink Ladies is a nonprofit group of women who get together, play darts, build community, and raise money to help men, women, and children fight cancer.
When Vice President Gena Bowar joined three years ago, she didn’t realize the growth and impact this initiative would have. The club integrates a fun night out, a support group of women, and the chance to give back to cancer victims, so “No One Fights Alone!”
With a eight-person volunteer board and a growing number of women joining the Dart League, their chapter has recently expanded its benevolence region beyond Dickinson into the entire Stark County.
“Our club meets on Sundays for 8 weeks starting in October,” says Gena Bowar, Vice President. “Women of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join!”
Registration is $10 per person, and the league plays with couples.
“We’ll help you find a partner if you don’t have one,” Bowar adds.
The green fee to play each evening is collected and donated to anyone fighting cancer in Stark County by nomination. Along with league fees, the group has merchandise for sale and sponsors area tournaments to increase their giving capacity.
Though the name, the Pink Ladies, may lead some to assume the gifts are for those battling breast cancer, the group is committed to uplifting anyone fighting the disease. They note their youngest recipient was a 17-year-old girl.
The friendship and camaraderie found in the club are another way they serve the community.
“Women find a non judgmental support system with the Ladies,” says Bowar. “We’re there for each other and those suffering in the community.”
Nominations for gifts or information about the league can be found on their Facebook site, facebook.com/dickinsonpinkladiesdarts.
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