Saturday, January 19, 2013

Community News

Kids With a Cause

Raising funds for Alzheimer's

Released by Sara Marshall, Cineplex Theatres

 

Everett Rutter and Campbell Pitkethy talking about Alzheimer's disease with shoppers at Cottonwood Mall Friday.

 

hese days, kids come equipped with cell phones, computers and even their own websites. They are also handling serious cash.

       

If Everett Rutter, 8, is going to be a CEO, then Campbell Pitkethy, 10, will be his Executive Director. By all rights and means these two should be running corporations.

They're two of the hardest working Alzheimer's Society volunteers in BC, and together they've raised almost $7000 for the cause. What's more astounding is, Rutter began his fundraising campaign only in November and Pitkethy began just last week. As of Friday, Rutter's Fraser Valley Memory Makers total was $5600 and alone, Pitkethy's raised $1000.

The cash is going to be donated to the annual Walk for Memories fundraiser on January 27.

Last Friday, the kids were busy talking with people and taking donations at Chilliwack Mall.

Rutter's grandma, Jillian Armitt, is the Support & Education Coordinator for the local Alzheimer's chapter, and she's proud of the kids and what they've accomplished.

Campbell's team The Fraser Valley Memory Makers started last week and Everett began his fundraising efforts in November.

The kids both have their own fundraising website. Check them out at www.brainfreezies.ca and www.helpmakememories.com 

"Campbell and her Mom put together their own web site. It was all their own idea. Campbell did it before a couple of years ago for the Walk, and it was her that inspired our oldest Grandson Gavin to put together a web site last year," said Armitt.

For individuals and businesses who'd like to donate money or an item for the silent auction, or volunteer contact Jillian via e-mail here.

Walk for Memories -  Sunday, January 27

Check-in time 1:30pm

Starts 2pm

For more information about the Alzheimer's Society go here.

 

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