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Campbell River kids breathe deep for CF

This team of youngsters from Pinecrest School raised between them over $1,000 at the Bowl for Breath on the weekend. the team consists of: Amie Lagos, Landen May, Keltie McKay, Kaylyn Warburton and MacKenzy Egan. - Photo by Jo-Ann Wallis
This team of youngsters from Pinecrest School raised between them over $1,000 at the Bowl for Breath on the weekend. the team consists of: Amie Lagos, Landen May, Keltie McKay, Kaylyn Warburton and MacKenzy Egan.
— image credit: Photo by Jo-Ann Wallis

The 26th annual Cystic Fibrosis Bowl for Breath will have raised $9,000 when all the funds are turned in.

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

Approximately 100 school aged children and just over 30 adults participated.

Stewart said she was really impressed with a few students who weren’t able to make it to the event but collected pledges anyway.

“We can’t thank all the people who contributed enough,” she said.

The student who raised the most is Joel Alexander-Leeworthy and the adult who raised the most is Tom Longridge. Pinecrest elementary raised the highest amount closely followed by Penfield Elementary.

“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,” Stewart said. 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.

Campbell River Kin Club, West Coast Helicopters, D.A. Roset Accounting, 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 were the sponsors of this event.

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