Welcome to the Dude Hates Cancer, Philadelphia’s finest charity bowling tournament campaign!

“The Dude” started eleven years ago with a small group of friends who loved getting together and having fun, and hated cancer.  Inspired by the cult classic movie “The Big Lebowski,” they started a bowling tournament.  These days, “The Dude” is that and more - it’s a multi-city, annual charity campaign for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Since inception, TDHC has raised over $600,000 for blood cancer research and patient advocacy, and had an immense amount of fun along the way.

This year’s campaign starts in June and lasts until our main event, September 24, at South Bowl. Over 300 participants will raise money over the summer and bowl that day – some will bowl well, many will bowl poorly.  All will have a great day. Cancer will have a bad day.

We've come a long way, and whether you've supported as a participant or donor in the past, our growth could not have been possible without you. Campaigns in every city are organized by volunteers and 100% of the funds raised go to LLS.  

Every dollar and cent you contribute helps someone who really needs it.  This campaign means a lot to our volunteers and participants, many of whom are survivors or have had their lives touched by blood cancer.  Thank you very, very much for your support. 


Contact Emily Fiore at emily.fiore@lls.org  or 610.276.3187 with any problems registering or donating. 

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Donating for this event will be available from: Friday, April 15, 2016 12:00AM to Friday, June 30, 2017 12:00AM EST
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Sat Sep 24, 2016 @12:00 PM  EST

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$52,304 of $75,000

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Registration for this event will be available from: Friday, April 15, 2016 12:00AM to Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00AM EST

My Thanks To

  • Isabellle Coates
  • BootPhilly LLC
  • Dude Kickoff
  • Unspecified Donor
  • City Tap Logan LLC
  • Megan Roberts
  • Matt Nolan


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