In Luci Bonneau, breast cancer encountered the spirit of a woman who didn’t like to lose, a woman who discovered a new passion in the midst of a fight for her life. Luci was a talented bowler whose team broke a state record just months before she succumbed to breast cancer. “She kept bowling all the way to the end,” says former PWBA star Carol Norman, who won a PWBA regional event with Luci not long before that final tournament in Beaumont.
“Luci told me, ‘If I survive, we’ll put on a bowling tournament to raise money for breast cancer research,’” explained Donna Conners. But as with many of the 200,000 women diagnosed each year, Luci Bonneau lost her fight with breast cancer. Thanks to Donna and Luci’s many other friends in the bowling community, the disease that took this champion didn’t end her dream.
Today the Luci Bonneau Memorial Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles Tournament attracts some of the country’s most talented bowlers and tournament administrators. It has become one of the most anticipated events on their calendars. As the tournament’s chosen charity, CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation is honored to benefit from the event honoring this remarkable woman.
November 23, 2013
Since its founding in 1997, Golfers Against Cancer has had one goal: to fund cancer research. Virtually all the money raised in GAC tournaments and events goes directly to cancer research organizations, including the CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation.
August 2, 2013
The 14th Annual Luci Bonneau Memorial Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles Bowling Tournament is one of the most prestigious doubles events in America. The tournament includes a Pro-Am - your chance to bowl with the pros to cure breast cancer!
October 19, 2013 | 7:00 p.m.
Get ready to disco and dance the night away at The Friends of CHRISTUS Stehlin Gala! Premiering “STAYIN’ ALIVE,” The Greatest Bee Gees Tribute Band with Members of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and America’s first Mash Up Group, “THE COMPANY MEN.”
May 4, 2013
On May 4th, 2013, young women will take the field for the first time in an exciting powder puff football game with teams comprised of some of best and brightest in Austin. The game is designed to bring the passion and spirit of young community leaders together to support Young Texans Against Cancer.
“I know other kids spend their summers just watching others work, but I am actually doing cancer research. The responsibility is amazing. I think for someone like me, this is the best job you can get.”
Teddy O' Brien,
Graduate, The Kinkaid School, 2006
CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research will join CHRISTUS St. Catherine and CHRISTUS St. John in a new partnership with Houston Methodist.
There are currently 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States and the number is expected to rise by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022, according to a new report. >> Click article title for more.