IMPORTANT DATES

Sat 5/16

2015 TDHC Kickoff: The Dude's Bar Crawl

12-6pm

East Passyunk Avenue

Sat 8/29

The Dude Hates Cancer 2015 Tournament

TBD

@ TBD

Sat 8/29

The Dude Hates Cancer After Party & Concert

9pm

@ TBD

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Philly Gears Up for 10th year! Bar Crawl!

We can't wait for warm temperatures, sunny skies, and to kick off The Dude Hates Cancer's 2015 Philly campaign! And what better way to celebrate our 10TH YEAR than by channeling The Dude himself and drinking in bathrobes on East Passyunk Avenue? 

Join us for our very first bar crawl! Bring your own bathrobe to Passyunk Ave on Saturday, May 16th. We'll be providing special "Dude" sunglasses in exchange for a $10 donation to the cause. The sunglasses will get you drink/food specials at participating bars. Each guest will also receive a raffle ticket, and winners will be drawn at each stop on the crawl for prizes!

Meet/Start: Stogie Joe's @ 12pm

Stop 2: Lucky 13 Pub @ 1pm

Stop 3: Birra @ 1:45pm

Stop 4:  P.O.P.E. @ 2:30pm

Stop 5: Devil's Den @ 3:25pm

Stop 6: Ray's Happy Birthday Bar @ 4:15pm

Last Stop: Garage @ 5pm to 6pm (end)

Exact times and list of drink/food specials to come. Be ready for some great photo opps! Travel with the main group along the route, or skip around and stay at your favorite spot! Sunglasses will be available for purchase from organizing committee members who will be with the main group at each stop on schedule.

Spread the word, invite your friends, share our Facebook event page. Let's raise lots of funds and awareness by filling the streets with cancer-hating Dudes!

2014: The Dude Thanks You

On September 27th, cancer-haters came together once again at North Bowl for a wonderful day of bowling and night of celebrating.  Because of your generosity, we are pleased to announce that nearly $50,000 has been raised in 2014 for Philly! 

Every dollar raised goes to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to further their mission: to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Because of your support, we are able to continue to fund these initiatives right here in Eastern Pennsylvania. Much of the credit goes to our fantastic teams for the fundraising dedication. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Top Bowling Teams:

  1. We Roll on Shabbos, 1,517
  2. The White Russians, 1,494
  3. PHX Heart, 1,434

Top Male Bowler: Tom McCool, The White Russians, 208

Top Female Bowler: Vanessa Broome, Los Duderinos, 192

Worst Male Bowler: Rich Schneider, Little Lebowski Urban Achievers, 43

Worst Female Bowler: Kathleen van Haute, Split Happens, 42

Best Team Spirit: Team Thunderballs

Top Fundraising Teams:

  1. We Roll on Shabbos, $6,551
  2. Dawson Street Pub All-Stars, $6,124
  3. Gutter Me Bad, $4,235

Top Fundraising Individuals:

  1. Matt Clifford, $2,877
  2. Rob Stewart, $2,005
  3. Jenny Du, $1,850

Philly Restaurant Pass Winner: Milt Tarshish (Sold by Soy Cafe)

Philly Brunch Pass Winner: Ed Vassallo

We want to recognize our generous sponsors: US Foods, Binder & Canno, Blank Rome, BrainDo, JMS Technology and Seer Interactive. The in-kind support from PHL17, City Paper, Metro, Chorus Photography, Linds Bowling, Sound Man Mike, and Yards Brewing Company was truly appreciated as well, and from all of the contributing businesses and restaurants who donated prizes. Our gratitude goes out to North Bowl for providing us with a perfect home once again, and to the awesome bands: Seoul Delhi, You Do You and The Racket Boys who rocked our after party. TDHC would not be possible if it were not for all of these collective efforts. 

Tournament photos courtesy Chorus Photography are posted on Facebook.

The tournament is over, but any time of the year is a good time to hate cancer. If you have an idea for an event, contact Helen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let’s chat.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram to be in the know for more events, all year long. 

Since its inception in 2006, The Dude Hates Cancer has now raised over $507,000. Thank you once again for another memorable campaign! 

Meet Your 2014 Bowling Teams!

Participants, get ready to roll! Below are your teams by bowling session, including lane assignments. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of your session to check in, turn in any cash/checks, pick up your fundraising raffle tickets, and get some practice in! Tournament bowling will start promptly at 1pm and 5pm. See you on the lanes!

1st Session: 1-4pm 

2nd Session: 5-8pm [FULL]

Additional teams will be added to session 1, as they reach the $300 fundraising minimum.

TDHC 2014 Honorary Heroes

Introducing our Honorary Heroes for TDHC Philly's 2014 campaign! This is why we roll.

Cancer affects all of us. Our goal at The Dude Hates Cancer is to raise money that will lead to a cure for these diseases. LLS is making significant progress towards that goal, and survival rates are increasing every year. In short, your money is saving lives. Lives like that of our honorary heroes, Greg Hamilton and Sabina Borza. Here are their stories.

Greg Hamilton was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in 2010 and has been battling this rare cancer since then. His treatments have been arduous and have included radical surgeries, intense radiation and very extensive chemotherapy. Yet in the face of constant hardship and uncertainty, he spends his spare time fundraising and creating products in an effort to help others. He and his wife started a clothing line called Chemo Cozy, providing fleece garments specifically designed for patients during chemotherapy. He was also nominated and ran for LLS’ Man of the Year this year, raising $25,000. He continues to work with LLS to create more fundraising opportunities.

Greg is still going through treatments but manages to live his life to the fullest. After one of his many surgeries, he had to wear a body brace for 6 weeks (photo above). To most people he was a guy in a brace, but to his 5-year-old son Jack, he’s a super hero! He says, “Cancer sucks, but it has given me the awareness of mortality, and with that, an appreciation for the endless opportunities to enjoy life while helping others.” Although he doesn’t have leukemia or lymphoma, Greg’s experience has led him and his wife Ellen to become champions for all cancers. We can all learn from his incredible dedication, resilience, and positive spirit.

When Sabina Borza was 37 weeks pregnant, she felt an enlarged lymph node above her collarbone. She was induced, and after giving birth, a biopsy confirmed that it was Hodgkin's lymphoma. She started chemotherapy and then had to undergo proton radiation therapy. She started volunteering her time to the cause while was going through radiation treatments and while caring for her newborn daughter. Sabina has fundraised & trained for the Broad Street Run with Moms in Training, joined the organizing committee for The Dude Hates Cancer, and is a part of support groups & advisory councils at the University of Pennsylvania. She is looking for ways to help other new moms battling a cancer diagnosis.

Sabina has now been in remission since February 2014. Her healthy outlook is encouragement to our fundraising efforts; her positive spirit an inspiration to all! “Without the treatments and medications that are available today, I wouldn't be here to raise my daughter. These fundraising efforts have real impact. You are changing lives, including your own, by participating in TDHC. The money raised will be used to improve the lives of cancer patients in so many ways—from funding research, to establishing support groups, to advocacy. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all that you are doing for me and millions of cancer patients."

Yards Hates Cancer & Big Beer Prize!

We are excited to announce that Yards Brewing is once again a proud partner of The Dude Hates CancerThe BIG BEER PRIZE is back! Six cases of delicious Yards brews valued at $192 to be awarded to one of the top fundraising teams to celebrate their accomplishment. Big thanks to Yards Brewing for generously sponsoring this prize!

To see all the prizes, click here!

Aside from donating fantastic prizes, Yards is also sponsoring a big fundraising event at the brewery the night before the tournament! Call it the official Pre-Party! 

Join us on Friday 9/26, 8PM-midnight, at the Yards Brewery for all the Yards you can drink. Only $40 a ticket to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Cow and the Curd as well as Sweetbox Cupcakes will be parked outside and donating 10% to the cause as well. What better way to kick off the finale weekend of The Dude? Buy your tickets today!


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