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A family friendly fundraiser will be held for COTA in honor of Noel Resor, a Fort Wayne-area child who needs a kidney transplant. The event is planned for Friday, May 16, at Thunderbowl, from 6-9 p.m. 15-year-old Noel anticipates a kidney transplant at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses.

The COTA Bowling for Life event is a fun activity for the whole community. The goal is to help raise at least $6,000 for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association. The evening includes a 50/50 raffle, kid’s games and prizes and bowling contests for participants of all ability levels. The community is encouraged to participate for just $60 per lane. This includes the cost of shoes and allows your group to bowl the entire three hours. Lane sponsorships are available for $75. If your business or organization is interested in building a team, or sponsoring the event, visit
“The family and friends of Noel want to encourage everyone in the community to attend our upcoming event in an effort to help give Noel a second chance at life,” said Event Chair Nancy Leming. “100% of the profits from this event will assist with transplant-related expenses.”

Resor was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The Resor family needs an estimated $75,000 to pay transplant-related expenses. For more information about the event at Thunderbowl, or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, please contact Nancy Leming,
(260)307-3999 or

Noel’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), a national charity based in Bloomington, Indiana. COTA is dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are completely free of charge, and 100% of funds generated by COTA community fundraising campaigns are available for transplant-related expenses.

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