OTTUMWA — No one, especially a 4-year-old child, should have to go through the hardships of having cancer. When tough circumstances like cancer do come, though, it is always nice to see members of the community stepping up to help.
Bowling RVs of Ottumwa uses some of its income every April to give to the American Cancer Society, but this year they are giving to an Ottumwa family who needs as much as help as they can get.
Trevor Stromgren is a 4-year-old who was recently told he has a rare form of stomach cancer, and in order for him to receive the best treatments possible, his family has to travel back-and-forth to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
As you can imagine, the cost of that much travel added to medical bills can be overwhelming. To help Trevor’s family, Bowling RVs has created the Trailers for Trevor Campaign, in which they are promising $100 for every RV they sell in the month of April.
Owner Randy Bowling said April is the perfect time for them to hold a fundraiser because they sell a lot of trailers once spring comes around. Also, RV buyers are usually more than willing to match dollar-for-dollar on the donation.
“We want to do it when it is going to benefit the family,” he said. “We know we are going to have a good amount of money to give to them.”
Bowling RVs is also holding a two-day sales event this Friday and Saturday, with all of the proceeds and donations going toward the Trailers for Trevor Campaign. Bowling said they will be grilling, and Dizzy the Clown will make an appearance on Saturday. Everyone is welcome to attend.
In June, Bowling RVs will try to help the family have a little fun when they provide an RV so the family can go to Adventureland Resort for free.
To make donations to the Trailers for Trevor Campaign, contact Bowling RVs.
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