Rockford woman takes organization that helps with adoption costs national

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.

by CINDY M. CRANMER A Rockford woman has put together an organization that is helping athletes come to the aid of abandoned and orphaned children worldwide while doing the activities that they enjoy. Rebecca Cruttenden, Team Orphans founder, expanded the organization nationwide in February. Team Orphans also partners with organized events. They are an official […]

Rockford woman takes on Ironman for orphans

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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 […]