Georgia Park Grade 1 student Justin Turner is an incredible youngster, and he certainly thought outside the box during this year’s fundraising efforts for the Cystic Fibrosis Bowl for Breath, which took place last month.
He enlisted the help of his father and grandfather who work in the Ekati Diamond Mine in a remote part of the Northwest Territories. Justin’s Mom, Amanda Ann Gray said the pledge sheet was passed around to employees from Dominion Diamond, Procon, Finning and more. These employees who live anywhere from Nfld, NWT to BC were impressed with Justin’s efforts to help people with cystic fibrosis so many were eager to contribute.
In the end, Justin raised $520.75.
“Justin is a very sweet and caring boy,” his mother says in a note to CF Canada. “He is proud of his Dad for all his help in joining him in raising money to help find a cure and to end cystic fibrosis.” Justin was thrilled to discover that thanks to his efforts his class will receive a pizza lunch thanks to Little Caesars.
Penfield Grade 2 student Sven Davies was equally excited that his name was drawn as winner of the helicopter flight provided by West Coast Helicopters. All participants who fundraised $50 or more were entered into that draw.
Not only has Sven never been in a helicopter, neither have either of his parents, and they are all very much looking forward to arranging a flight with the people at West Coast Helicopters.
Many other community partners also chip in to make the event the success it is every year, including the Campbell River Kin Club. Kin Canada is a national partner of Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the Campbell River Kinsmen believe strongly in this partnership. Other supporters include McDonald’s Restaurant, Shoppers Drug Mart, Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex, Save On Foods, London Drugs, Canadian Tire, Roset Lanyon, Sports Expert, and Landmark Theatres.