Bowl-a-Thon 2014: Helping Ohio Women

Who is ready to go balls-out for abortion access? Join Women Have Options and other abortion funds around the country, on April 27, 2014 from 1:00-3:00PM. Help us fill a vital gap in helping low-income women get the reproductive healthcare they need.

Although a woman’s right to choose is protected by the Constitution, there is a widening gap between choice and access, especially in Ohio as clinics are forced to close. Ohio Medicaid does not pay for abortion care, except in rare cases, and some private insurance plans do not cover abortion care. The cost of a first-trimester abortion can be more than a low-income family lives on in a month. Women forgo food, risk eviction, and pawn their possessions as they attempt to raise money for an abortion.

If a woman can’t afford her choice, she doesn’t really have one.

Your donation can make all the difference by allowing women to afford the reproductive health care they desperately need. Every donation is 100% tax deductible and makes a tremendous difference in someone’s life.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Form your own team!
  2. Join a team!
  3. Make a donation to a team or individual!

 When you register a team, you will have your own team page on which you can tell your story to the world, solicit donations, keep track of team members, and keep track of donations to your team.

When you join a team you will also have your own page. Tell the world your story and make the case for why your supporters should donate. 

If you are not available to bowl, but would like to make a donation, feel free to donate to any individual bowler, even if you are not acquainted. The bowler will be thrilled!

Each individual participant must raise a minimum of $50 to participate, but we ask everyone to raise $150 or more!

Are you a local, pro-choice business? Join the illustrious list of WHO/O supporters by sponsoring the Bowl-A-Thon, forming a team, or making in-kind donations. This year, Signature Wines LLCBrezelChoice NetworkSt James TavernPattycake Bakery, The Styling Nook, Pure Romance by CherylWholly Craft, and T&S Managementare our official Bowl-A-Thon Sponsors. Can we add you to the list? Reach us here.

Help us help you: keep WHO/O in the loop with your fundraising efforts. Engage us on Facebook and Twitter so we can acknowledge your efforts, show our gratitude, and foster some healthy competition among our supporters!