Claire Kowroski

Thousands come out for Rockford Relay for Life

May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CINDY M. CRANMER FIRST WALK—The firefighters of Rockford always lead the first lap of Rockford's Relay for Life event. With the new combined Department of Public Safety—which includes newly trained first responders from the city staff, the police department, Chief Dave Jones in command, City Manager Michael Young as overseer, and Chief Mike Reuss as Rockford [...]

Rockford schools rally around Relay—Part I

May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CINDY M. CRANMER Fourth-graders in Luanne Helsen’s class at Valley View Elementary School are supporting their classmate Claire Kowroski, who has cancer. The students wore t-shirts at the school’s mini-relay event that was raising money for Rockford’s Relay for Life. Many of the students and staff who are supportive of Claire are planning to wear the t-shirts at [...]