Georgia Park students in Bev Marisco’s class celebrate having the most students from one class participate in the Bowl for Breath. Their prize was pizza from Little Caesers.

Pizza party celebrates successful fundraising

The 28th annual Cystic Fibrosis Bowl for Breath raised $8,000 for cystic fibrosis research and clinical care.

The event took place Jan 30 and 31 at Campbell River Bowling Centre. Cindy Stewart, event organizer said “ I was very pleased to see so many children and their families support come out and support this event – one six-year-old told us she wanted to help people breathe better.”

Approximately 150 school aged children and 60 adults participated.  Stewart said she was very pleased to have teams from Scotia Bank, School District 72, Roset Lanyon Chartered Accountants and other friends and family of people with cystic fibrosis.

The winner of the helicopter ride donated by West Coast Helicopters is Matthew Steele from Penfield School.  Participants raising $50, or more, qualified to win this prize.

Penfield had the most participants and raised the most funds overall. The student who raised the most funds is Jayla Brown, a student at Ecole Willow Point.

The class raising the most funds was Ms. Preston’s class at Pinecrest and Mrs. Marisco, at Georgia Park, had the highest number of students participating. Thanks to Little Caesars Jayla and the two top classes earned pizza lunches in appreciation for their contribution to the Bowl for Breath.

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.