Earning their class a pizza party courtesy of Little Caesar’s were Ocean Grove students Noah Vaton

Campbell River’s Bowl for Breath raises $8,000

All proceeds from the Bowl for Breath go to the Campbell River Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada

The 2012 Bowl for Breath for Cystic Fibrosis Canada-Campbell River Chapter, held on the weekend of Feb. 4-5 was a great success once again.

Although just over 100 elementary students took part, their eagerness to raise funds was overwhelming. Nearly $8,000 was raised this year.

This year’s fundraising wrapped up last week and many prizes were awarded to top fundraisers  and to participants handing in pledge money by Feb. 29.

Jake Douglas, a student from Penfield, was the top fundraiser. Pizza parties, courtesy of Little Caesars, were awarded to Jake’s class, as well as, Mike Rennie’s class at Ocean Grove for raising the most funds in the district and Paul Jarvis’ class at Penfield for having the most students participating in the event. Penfield School had the largest turn-out of participants overall.

Half of the participants this year qualified to have their names in the draw for a helicopter ride for five courtesy of West Coast Helicopters by raising $50 or more. Jonah Morrow from Georgia Park was the winner!

The Rock n’ Bowl on Saturday evening also contributed a lot to the success of the weekend as over 50 adults bowled. Special thanks go to Crystal Lanes, CR DancXtreme & Fitness, School District 72 Staff and the office of Don Roset.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal inherited disorder affecting Canadian children and young adults.

It causes a buildup of thick mucus in the lungs leading to severe respiratory problems and affects the absorption of nutrients from food.

People with CF undergo many hours of therapy each day, take handfuls of pills and are often dependent of antibiotic therapy to maintain their health and quality of life.

All proceeds from the Bowl for Breath go to the Campbell River Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.