In the United States, 1 in 2,500 newborn babies have sickle cell disease and approximately 54,000 multi-cultured babies are born each year with the sickle cell trait. “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” legendary host/Actress KiKi Shepard, through her K.I.S. Foundation, has dedicated years to raising awareness of this crippling disease. On Friday September 21st, 2012, the K.I.S.Foundation, Inc. hosts its’ 9th Annual “Celebrity Bowling Challenge” in order to help increase knowledge of the rapidly growing Sickle-cell disease. The cast of Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, The Soul Man and more will enjoy America’s favorite pastime by “rolling-a-strike” to raise awareness of the disease plus benefit the programs of The K.I.S Foundation, Inc. and the Dorothy H Shepard Scholarship Fund. The event will take place at PINZ Entertainment Center 12655 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA, 91604 at 8:00 p.m. Celebrity bowlers, sponsors and supporters will participate in an evening of fun including a Red carpet, 2-game bowling tournament, on-site bone marrow registration, opportunity drawings, surprise entertainment and a variety of event goodies.
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