The 2nd annual Bowl 4 Ronnie took place on November 4th at Pinz Bowling Center in California. The event was hosted by Eddie Trunk & raised over $36K for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org).
At the event the fund presented Dr. David Wong with a 2nd check for $25,000 to further advance his research for a non-invasive saliva test for early cancer detection. The fund presented the 1st check at the Ride For Ronnie event earlier this year. Dr. Wong believes this simple test will become available for medical use within the next three years.
Dr. Sandeep Kapoor Says “The NIH (National Institute of Health) has recently given him, Dr. Wong, a grant to do a ‘prospective trial’ looking at stomach cancer biomarkers There is going to be a ‘liquid saliva’ screening test for stomach cancer that I and millions of other doctors will be able to use in our offices. This simple saliva test might have saved Ronnie’s life, and it will be able to save countless lives in the future.”
Information about Dr. Wong’s research is available:
Among the rock musicians in attendance at the event were: Tom Morello (Prophets of Rage), Brendon Small (Dethklok/Metalocalypse), John 5 (Rob Zombie), Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples/Tony MacAlpine/Yngwie Malmsteen), Chris Broderick (Megadeth/Act of Defiance), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Roy Mayorga and Christian Martucci of Stone Sour, Tim “Ripper” Owens (Dio Disciples/Judas Priest), Michael Spencer (Flotsam and Jetsam), Monte Pittman (Madonna), Lizzy Borden, Ira Black (Metal Church, Lizzy Borden), Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Rudy Sarzo (Dio/Quiet Riot/Whitesnake), Scott Warren (Dio /Warrant), Craig Goldy (Dio), Simon Wright (Dio/AC/DC), David “Rock” Feinstein (Elf/The Rods), actor/ musician Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob/Quiet Riot/Dokken), Christine Devine (Fox 11 News anchor), Damon Fox (The Cult), Chris Hager (Rough Cutt), Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford), Mick Sweda (Bullet Boys), Jeff Scott Soto (Journey/Trans Siberian Orchestra), Joe Colover, Jessie Sanchez and John Hatfield of The Others, Chas West (Lynch Mob/Foreigner/ Bonham), Joe Retta (Dio Disciples/ Sweet), Marc Ferrari (Keel), Joanie Pimentel, Lisa Pimentel and Nicola Belinsky of No Small Children, Howie Simon (Nelson, Alcatraz), Herman Li (DragonForce), Brann Dailor (Mastodon), singer Ann Boleyn (Hellion), singer Sonia Harley and members of the Barb Wire Dolls.
2016 BOWL 4 RONNIE winners are as follows: