Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week

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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Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week, Funds, Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project

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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March 30th, 2014

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Mel B., with the first ever El Paso Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon!

Congratulations to Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week WINNER Mel B., bowling with Melba and the Toasters in the FIRST EVER El Paso Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon!

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the Bowl-a-Thon: this year, the Lilith Fund is going balls out and holding Bowl-a-Thon events in FIVE cities, including a collaborative event with the new West Fund in El Paso. El Paso is in far west Texas on the border of Mexico (its sister city across the border is Juárez, and according to Wikipedia the pair of cities make up the largest bilingual, binational work force in the Western hemisphere.)

But there are only two clinics in the entire city,  and those two clinics provide abortion care to women from two countries and most of west Texas. 

The Lilith Fund points out, "with the new regulations passed in 2013, both of those clinics stand to close by the end of this year.  El Paso and Juárez women deserve access to safe and available healthcare. We are excited to get our information out here in West Texas and raise funds to increase the number of women we can help!"

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March 22nd, 2014

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Anne Phillips, with EMA Fund's Lara Croft's Womb Raiders!

Congratulations to Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon Page of the Week WINNER Anne Phillips, with the Bowl-a-Thon--er, Triathlon*--Team Lara Croft's Womb Raiders, for the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund!

Anne Phillips is in her 4th year as a volunteer board member with the EMA Fund, and she knows exactly what it feels like to talk to someone at the end of her rope, someone who has already exhausted every last resource, called in every last favor, looked in every last corner as the clock ticks down. It's tough work:

"For someone facing an unwanted pregnancy, every week counts. Prices go up $100-200 after certain cut-off weeks, and for someone who's $100 short and has no health insurance, our grant is critical."

It's tough work, but Lara Croft's Womb Raiders are ON IT.

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Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week, Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, Lilith Fund

March 14th, 2014

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Mary D., with the Ovary-chievers in Cleveland!

Congratulations to Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week WINNER Mary D., longtime volunteer clinic escort with Preterm Clinic in Cleveland, bowling with the Ovary-chievers team for the Preterm Access Fund!

Mary's experience as a clinic escort brings her in close contact with patients facing incredible hardships:

"I have been a volunteer escort at Preterm for 4 years. I have witnessed the dedicated and compassionate staff that works there. People seeking help at Preterm already have so many obstacles to go through. Many of Preterm's clients come from out of state. I have spoken to people from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia."

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Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week, Funds, Preterm Clinic