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Bowling event to raise bullying awareness

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 11:06 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 11:19 p.m. CDT

Renee Dee wants parents to know that bullying can occur in many forms.

“The scariest bully now is the cyberbully,” said Dee, founder of the Kaneland area group Promoting Enrichment and Kindness – or PEAK for Kids.

PEAK and the NEH Foundation, an anti-hazing organization in Oswego, on Feb. 8 will host Bowling Against Bullying at Parkside Lanes, 34W185 Montgomery Road, Aurora. The event will start at 7:30 p.m.

The event, which is designed for parents, will feature bowling, raffles and guest speakers. All proceeds will go toward promoting and inspiring kindness in the Kaneland and Oswego areas.

As part of the event, a weeklong stay at a luxury northern Wisconsin getaway will be raffled off. Early registration is $30 a person until Jan. 15. After that, the cost will increase to $40 a person.

Bowling for Bullying will feature several speakers, including Jeff Bean, a police officer who will speak about cyberbullying. In addition, Joliet author Amy Logan will talk about her anti-bullying book, “A Girl With A Cape.”

Dee said she hopes the event will provide awareness and networking opportunities.

“It is a way to build community by having this event,” she said. “It’s about raising awareness and providing a conversation.”

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