Professional Bowler Taking the Battle to Sarcoma Posted May 6, 2015 by Brandi VanAntwerp


skinny seanSean Swanson has been a professional bowler for 18-years.  He works at the newly renovated Andy B’s on Battlefield and competes in the Professional Bowling Association’s Tour.  Several years ago, Sean found out that he would enter the competition of his life when he was diagnosed with a sarcoma in his mid-section.  Since that time, Sean has bravely fought this aggressive form of cancer while continuing his life as a husband, father, and professional athlete.  If that wasn’t enough, Sean’s inspirational fight has led him to join others in their fight.

Last weekend (May 2nd), Sean held the 2nd Annual Strike Out Sarcoma Bowling Tournament at the newly renovated Andy B’s (see pictures).  Sean’s many friends and family attended, all inspired by his tenacity.  Those who know him and his battle (physicians, nurses, and colleagues) were sure to be in attendance, making the event a huge success by raising $5,000.  All lanes were full and sponsors like CU Community Credit Union, Ferrell Duncan Clinic, and Arvest Bank were pleased to respond to Sean’s requests for support.  The proceeds are being used to help others like Sean that are experiencing aggressive forms of cancer at CoxHealth.

The staff at CoxHealth Foundation are grateful for Sean and his commitment to raising awareness about his disease.  We are proud to join him in his fight.

If you would like to donate to Sean’s cause, please click here and donate in the category of “Cancer Services Fund.”

If you would like to know more about sarcoma, please visit the American Cancer Society.