Hosted by Eddie Trunk and attended by 300 rockers, bowling enthusiasts and fund supporters, the event raised over $36,000 for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, now in its seventh year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research. The 2nd Annual BOWL 4 RONNIE Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), was held on November 4, 2016 at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California.
Among the rock musicians in attendance at the event were: Tom Morello (Prophets of Rage), Brendon Small (Dethklok/Metalocalypse), John 5 (Rob Zombie), Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples/Tony MacAlpine/Yngwie Malmsteen), Chris Broderick (Megadeth/Act of Defiance), and many More !!
The evening included a celebrity bowling tournament, a raffle and a special live auction. 100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL 4 RONNIE will go to the Dio Cancer Fund. Dio Cancer Fund presented a check for $25,000 to further the research of Dr. David Wong, Director of the Dental Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Wong is developing a non-invasive saliva test for early cancer detection.
A 6-string Jackson guitar donated by Chris Broderick of Act of Defiance and stage played by him while on tour with Megadeth in 2012 was auctioned to raise additional funds. Among the raffle prizes awarded were a specially-designed bowling ball and a bowling pin featuring the BOWL 4 RONNIE artwork, each accompanied by a Bowling Party donated by host venue Pinz Bowling Center.