Easy as 1-2-3-4!

14th Annual Bowl-a-thon


Join us to celebrate your child, family member, friend, neighbor and yourself! Each event helps raise funds and awareness that will make a difference in the lives of people with albinism across the country. It is an opportunity for members of the albinism community to get together with family and friends on a local level. Learn more about how the money you raise benefits the albinism community!

Think that hosting a bowl-a-thon might be for you? Check out the information below to get a better idea of what it means to be a fundraiser host, and see some inspiring stories of past event hosts that have made a real difference in their community! If you have any questions or would like to talk to someone about being an event host, email fundraise@albinism.org.

Want to host an event but not sure where to begin? Listen to the recording from our recent Event Planning Teleconference to hear experienced event hosts talk about how to get started and what it’s really like to host a Bowl-a-thon!

Inspirational Stories & Videos

Check out some of our fabulous fundraisers who were featured in this summer’s issue of Albinism Insight below. Click through the pages with the arrows on either side, or click the page to view in fullscreen with options for additional zoom!

Watch the video below to hear from one of our very successful fundraising teams from last year, Carolina Connections, about their experiences with the 2018 Bowl-a-thon!

Feeling inspired by our incredible event hosts? We sure are, and we’d be even more excited to have you join the ranks this year! If you think you might be ready to take the leap and host your own bowl-a-thon, keep on reading to learn more about planning an event.

If you think a different kind of fundraiser might be more up your alley, visit our Spring Fundraiser Page to learn more about hosting other types of events.

Plan Your Event in 4 Easy Steps!

1. Plan an event that suits you

∙ Pick a day, time, and place for your fundraising event. The NOAH community rallies around a set weekend in mid-March, but feel free to schedule your event on another date of your choosing.

∙ Contact your local bowling alley to reserve lanes.

∙ Create a fundraising team, or join an existing one, through our new Peer to Peer Fundraising Portal. If you’d like step-by-step instructions to set up your fundraising page, we’ll walk you through the whole process in our Fundraising Page Instructions Document.

2. Spread the Word

∙ Email NOAH at fundraise@albinism.org with details of your bowl-a-thon so we can help you spread the word to others in your area from the NOAH community!

∙ Check out the Fundraising Resources Page to download and print posters and other advertising materials, or make a custom design for your event using NOAH graphics available for download.

∙ If you are active on social media, create a Facebook event and invite all of your friends to attend and/or give their support. Post information about your bowl-a-thon on any social media you use regularly to share with your followers (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Don’t forget to include a link to your fundraising page!

∙ Get permission from local businesses to post fliers / brochures in their store windows or on community bulletin boards.

3. Collect Donations

∙ Gather a team of friends, family, and coworkers who are eager to support your fundraiser.

∙ Ask local businesses if they’d like to sponsor your event. Consider which businesses may have a connection to NOAH (physicians, your event venue, businesses invested in local philanthropy, etc), and use the templates and forms on the Fundraising Resources Page to reach out and ask for support.

∙ In Person: Use the pledge sheet to collect donations. (Pledge Sheet coming soon on the Fundraising Resources Page)

∙ Online: Supporters can donate directly on your personal fundraising page when you share the link with them!

∙ Use this Money Handling Guidelines Sheet as a reference while collecting donations.

4. Hold your event

∙ Now for the FUN part! Call your friends, and family to join in your own special bowl-a-thon. You’ll be joining hundreds of other members of the albinism community across North America in support of NOAH!

∙ If your event has been sponsored by any local businesses or individuals, don’t forget to show your gratitude and acknowledge their support!

∙ Collect money using your Donation Tracking Sheet or online on your Peer to Peer Fundraising page. For donors giving cash, don’t forget to give them a Cash Donation Receipt.

∙ Tally up your fundraising totals and fill out the details in the Fundraising Income & Expense Reporting Form.

∙ Drop it all in the mail to NOAH, PO Box 959, E. Hampstead, NH 03826.

Not ready to host your own event yet?

Fear not – you can still participate in the Spring Fundraiser and help support NOAH! Feel free to share the Spring Fundraiser General Donation Page and ask your friends, family, and community members to donate.


You don’t have to reinvent the wheel! NOAH has plenty of resources to help plan a successful fundraising event.  Go to the Bowl-a-thon Resources Page for all the tools you need to host a successful Spring Fundraiser.


If you can’t find the answer here, email us at fundraise@albinism.org