Five year old Jacob Williams was very excited to win the helicopter flight provided by West Coast Helicopter through his participation in the Cystic Fibrosis Bowl for Breath. Pictured are: Rocco Bellosta and Al Buxton

Bowl for Breath results take off

The winner of the helicopter ride donated by West Coast Helicopters is Jacob Williams

The 27th annual Cystic Fibrosis Bowl for Breath raised close to $8,000 for cystic fibrosis research and clinical care. The event took place Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Campbell River Bowling Centre.

Cindy Stewart, event organizer said, “I am thrilled to see such a remarkable group of young students raise so much money to help their peers who have cystic fibrosis.”

Approximately 100 school aged children and just over 50 adults participated.

Stewart said she was very pleased to have teams from Scotia Bank, School District 72 and other friends and family of people with cystic fibrosis.

The winner of the helicopter ride donated by West Coast Helicopters is Jacob Williams, a student at Georgia Park Elementary.

The student who raised the most is Keltie McKay, a student at Pinecrest School.  The school that raised the most funds was Pinecrest.

The event was made possible thanks to Campbell River Kinsmen Club, West Coast Helicopters, Shoppers Drug Mart, McDonald’s Restaurant, Save On Foods, Canadian Tire, Superstore, London Drugs, Little Caesars Pizza, Intersport, Strathcona Gardens, Walmart, Landmark Theatre and Campbell River Bowling Centre.

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.

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.