Bowlers show lots of heart at fundraiser

Jun. 22, 2013 @ 07:06 PM

Angel Brewer is $1,045 closer to getting her father, Rocky, a heart.
Angel held a bowling fundraiser called “Have a Heart to Save a Heart for Rocky Brewer” at High Point Bowling Center on Saturday.
Several people came out to support Rocky and Angel and donated $15 to the cause to bowl two games and rent shoes. They also were able to participate in a 50/50 raffle and silent auction and purchase goods from a bake sale.
“Between the bake sale, the auction, people bowling and people just coming in donating, we raised a good bit of money,” Angel said.
The money raised at the event will go toward the 20 percent, or $200,000, the Brewer family has to pay to get Rocky Brewer a ventricular assist device system that is used to replace the function of a failing heart. This device will hopefully sustain Rocky until he can get a heart transplant.
“I wanted to do this to raise money for my dad and his future heart,” Angel Brewer said. “I also wanted to give awareness to people about heart health.”
Rocky Brewer was diagnosed with heart disease in the early 1990s and his condition progressed into congestive heart failure. The online donation site, gfwd.at/116yemJ, has raised $662 and counting, in addition to the total from the bowling fundraiser.
Next weekend, June 29, Angel is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for her dad, which will include salad, bread, drinks, dessert and a silent auction. The event will be at the Thomasville Women’s Club from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets for children under 12 are $5.
“Hopefully I can turn this into more than a fundraiser for my dad and get people to realize that they need to pay attention to their heart,” Angel said.
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