Bowl-a-Thon

April 14th, 2015

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Amanda W for the Lilith Fund!

Our page of the week is Amanda W, bowling for the first time in Austin for the Lilith Fund! Amanda has been holding it down in Houston, and her page still shows that H-Town love with none other than the Queen Bey. Amanda's captaining the Bey Hive or Be Gone team, and reminds us all who runs the world around here. Show her some love here

To check out past winners and nominate a page of the week, click here. Every week we will showcase a new winner!

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April 7th, 2015

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Persephone's Pin Pounders for the Kentucky Support Network!

Persephone's Pin PoundersOur page of the week is celebrating Louisville's clinic escort team Persephone's Pin Pounders, bowling for Kentucky Support Network. When anti-choice protesters began calling one of these escorts "Persephone, Queen of Hell," this team didn't back down. Now they're nominated "because they've taken all the anti-choice trash talk they put up with daily when escorting outside our local clinic, and embraced it to create their bowling team! Their page is even complete with punny pics, and a lovely rendering of one team member as Persephone, Queen of Hell herself! Talk about turning negativity into positivity, eh? Our clinic escorts are MAGIC."

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March 31st, 2015

Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week: Deep South Wonder Woman for Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund!

We're hitting the Deep South for this week's Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week! Deep South Wonder Woman is bowling for the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund, one of our newest Funds created to help ease the immense burden for those trying to get an abortion in Mississippi, where there's only one clinic in the state. This page was nominated with the following message: "This woman is a POWERHOUSE for reproductive justice in Mississippi! So proud to know and support her work.

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March 24th, 2015

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Emily C with DC Abortion Fund!

This week, we've got Emily C. on deck as the #bowl15 Page of the Week! Emily is Drunk in Love with Abortion Acce$$, and she's racking up her balls to shoot pool for the DC Abortion Fund. she was nominated because her "expert use of gifs as both communication and artform are inspiration to all of us!" You don't want to miss this high energy fun-fest. Check it out, and give generously to this week's special page! 

 

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March 17th, 2015

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Cervixei Lannister of The Rains of Castamere Dollar Our Way for Lilith Fund - Rio Grande Valley!

This week, we're celebrating Cervixei Lannister of The Rains of Castamere Dollar Our Way, bowling for the Lilith Fund in the Rio Grande Valley! Cervixei is the alter-ego of a South Texan clinic escort, fundraiser, educator, and all around reproductive justice superstar.

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March 10th, 2015

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: April G with Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network!

This week, we're celebrating April of the Back Alley Ballbusters, bowling for Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network! April was nominated for her "fantastic message, adorable photo." We agree! April says "This year, I'm hoisting my toddler on my back, putting on funny shoes and hurling a hilariously small ball at some pins because I believe that everyone should have access to the abortions they need, regardless of how much money they have. I'm bowling for everyone who's had to decide between paying rent and having their abortion. I'm bowling for the client who endured a two hour bus ride after hir appointment because the clinic was so far from home. I'm bowling for my daughter." She's only $158 away from her $1000 goal.

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March 3rd, 2015

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Left Sharks for Reproductive Justice for the Lilith Fund!

Congratulations to the Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week winners, Left Sharks for Reproductive Justice, bowling with the Lilith Fund

The Left Sharks were nominated for gif-fing their way to abortion funding because "It's sharks, come on." The Left Sharks are bowling in Houston with one of Lilith Fund's 5 events. Like they say, "if you mess with Texas, you get the sharks." 

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February 24th, 2015

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Vanessa with the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project!

Congratulations to the Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week winner, Vanessa, who's bowling with the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project! 

Vanessa was nominated for her work orgniazing in Richmond. She works on racial justice and intersectional issues, she just graduated medical school, she's studying for her OB/GYN residency, and her teammates say she's constantly texting them to remind them it's Bowl-a-Thon season. "Please recognize this human being as the bad ass she is. Seriously, this woman does not give up." Sounds like a bad ass to us, too!

Click here to give some love to Vanessa and donate to her Bowl-a-Thon!  

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April 11th, 2014

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Tana, with the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project!

Congratulations to Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week WINNER Tana, bowling next week with the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project!

Tana's story is incredibly powerful and moving.

She starts by saying, "I'm bowling for abortion access because abortion funds helped me when I needed an abortion, and I want to make sure that everyone has access to the same options I did."

And from there, the details are wrenching.

Abortion fund volunteers know her dilemma well: because of her high-risk pregnancy and condition, Tana's doctor strongly advised her to seek an abortion. But because her pregnancy had progressed past 12 weeks, her insurance would not cover an abortion unless she was hemorrhaging heavily.

A mother of three, Tana could not believe what she was hearing:

"In other words, they could not help unless I was literally dying right there and then."

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April 5th, 2014

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Kelz, with the Carolina Abortion Fund!

Congratulations to Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week WINNER Kelz, bowling April 13th with the Carolina Abortion Fund!

Everyone has their own reasons for bowling, whether that's to do something tangible in the fight for access to abortion rights, to become a member of a community of activists, or to have fun bowling while doing good. For many of us, it's personal.

That's definitely true for Kelz.

She explains, "I bowl to PAY IT BACK. An abortion fund helped me cover the costs of my medical abortion several years ago when I was unemployed and struggling to survive. Without the help of an abortion fund, I would be struggling to this day. Their assistance helped me end a pregnancy I was not ready for and continue working towards bettering my life and preparing for my future."

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