The annual Cystic Fibrosis Bowl for Breath went ahead for the 30th time on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3-4.
Cindy Stewart, who has been the event organizer for all 30 years, was pleased with the number of children who participated and helped raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. So far, the 119 children and 25 adults that participated have raised $7,200.
The school that raised the most funds at this point is Penfield at $1200. Fifty-four bowlers have qualified to have their name in the draw for the West Coast Helicopters flight having raised $50 or more. All participants received a small thank you gift and coupons thanks to the generosity of McDonald’s Restaurant, Shoppers Drug Mart and Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex. Students who turn their money in by Feb. 28 are eligible to win prizes thanks to the support of Save On Foods, London Drugs, Canadian Tire, Superstore, Roset Lanyon, Sports Expert, Landmark Theatres and Shoppers Drug Mart.
Once again the Campbell River Kin Club has contributed to help ensure the success of the event. Kin Canada is a national partner of Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the Campbell River Kinsmen believe strongly in this partnership.
Little Caesars will provide a pizza lunch for the class that had the most participants and for the class of the top fundraiser.
Stewart said, “We owe a huge thank you to the teacher contacts in the schools that participated for the work they do in promoting and helping organize the students who came to bowl and to the parents for supporting their children in attending.”
Jo-Ann Wallis, Cystic Fibrosis Chapter president, said “ we are extremely grateful to Cindy Stewart for her 30 years of organizing this event – it not only raises funds but helps teach children the importance of charitable giving and helping others. Cindy has spent countless hours organizing and running the event – she is truly a hard working and dedicated volunteer. The event would simply not have had 30 years of success without her. This year we anticipate the event will raise over $8,000.”
All funds raised go to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Campbell River Chapter to support high quality clinical care for people with cystic fibrosis and medical scientific research to find a cure or control for this life threatening disease.