Team Feministing doing it up at the Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon. Left to right, Lori, Maya, Vanessa, Jos and Miriam.
On Sunday Team Feministing participated in the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon. A big thank you to everyone who donated to our team – we raised $1,485 for the New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF)! NYAAF had an incredibly successful Bowl-a-Thon, raising over $73,000 and smashing their goal of $50,000. That’s equivalent to the cost of about 150 first trimester abortions in New York. The Bowl-a-Thon was a huge success nationally too, surpassing the fundraising goal of $250,000 by almost $7,000.
A big thank you to Maya for organizing Team Feministing and leading our fundraising efforts! Maya also brought in our top bowling score, a 99 (uh yeah).
Just because this year’s Bowl-a-Thon’s passed doesn’t mean you can’t still donate to support abortion access. Especially now, with Congress playing politics with abortion access in DC, which has a real impact on real people who need the procedure, funds are especially needed. Abortion funds help folks who can’t put together the costs of their abortion and are often stuck making decisions like whether their children will eat tomorrow or they’ll get the procedure. They’re almost all volunteer run by badass advocates who know how desperately every dollar is needed. Click here to donate to the National Network of Abortion Funds. Update: and there’s still more Bowl-a-Thon events too, including in Canada, Boston, Philadelphia, Oakland and more. Thanks to the badass Bowl-a-Thon organizers for creating this great way to raise funds and keeping it going!