The 32nd annual Bowl for Breath is seeing striking success.

Students hit the lanes at the Campbell River Bowling Alley this past weekend to help people with cystic fibrosis live longer and healthier lives.

“Everything went really, really great,” says organizer Kim Wood. “We had a great turnout of kids. We had about 134 kids from all of the different elementary schools and a couple of the high schools.”

She says even though participants have until the end of the month to collect money, early calculations are seeing thousands raised.

“Kids still have until Feb. 28th to bring in more pledges, so the numbers are not final yet. But, we’re around $11,000, which is really great. It’s over last year’s amount, so that’s really exciting for us.”

All proceeds will go to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

“From there, it’s distributed to cystic fibrosis research, clinical care and different grants.”

The genetic disorder affects mostly the lungs and can cause pancreas, liver, kidney and intestine issues.

It can also make breathing difficult or interfere with the proper digestion of food.

For over three decades, Bowl for Breath has proudly been based in Campbell River and has raised over $370,000 through the years.

“I think my sister and I, Rachel Black, are keen to do it again if kids are excited about it and interested. We’d love to do it again,” Kim adds.