Cameron Jaquith, Young Am­bas­sadors raise money for sick kids

Montreal Times - - Profile - By: Deb­o­rah Rankin / mtl­

Cameron Jaquith is at it again. She just won't quit rais­ing money for sick kids. Last year she raised more than $3000. Re­cently the en­ter­pris­ing girl barely eight years old pre­sented a cheque for $4520 to the Mon­treal Chil­dren's Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion. There was the ac­tual cheque rep­re­sent­ing the com­bined funds raised through her an­nual raf­fle of do­nated prizes and sale of gen­tly used goods through her school at the Edgewater (School) Spring Shop Fest in Pin­court. Then there was the gi­ant cer­e­mo­nial cheque that Josie Pizucco who man­ages the Young Am­bas­sadors Club of the Chil­dren's helped Cameron fill out so she could have her pic­ture taken with it. That had to be the most fun. Cameron had made a video for Face­book the night be­fore she de­liv­ered the money thank­ing ev­ery­one who had bought tick­ets and con­grat­u­lat­ing prize win­ners say­ing, "See you next year if you buy more tick­ets."

The Young Am­bas­sadors Club is a group of 200 chil­dren be­tween 1-18 years of age. One out of three has a chronic con­di­tion or has been hos­pi­tal­ized. Their aver­age age is about 8. "Th­ese young cham­pi­ons have cho­sen to in­vite their fam­ily and friends to make a do­na­tion in honor of their birth­day or spe­cial oc­ca­sion," Piz­zuco says.

Cameron Jaquith writ­ing a large check

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