Rebecca Cruttenden

Rockford woman takes organization that helps with adoption costs national

August 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CINDY M. CRANMER Some of the youngest members of Team Orphans, (l–r) Reagan Berce, Andre Jarrell, Sasha Jarrell, Rose Jarrell and Anna Kenney, are working to raise money to fund adoption scholarships through athletic activities. A Rockford woman has put together an organization that is helping athletes come to the aid of abandoned and orphaned children worldwide [...]

Rockford woman takes on Ironman for orphans

March 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

What does an ironman triathlon—a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run—have to do with orphans? Just ask Rebecca Cruttenden, a Rockford resident and mother of three adopted children. “They have everything to do with each other! Orphans are the reason why I race!” Cruttenden said. Last year Cruttenden raced a half ironman and raised $10,000 to help pay [...]