Local woman raises money for Boy Scouts, honors late husband

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“Twenty-one Stories for Scouts” is a fundraising event that helps kids get into the Boy Scouts when scouting opportunities might not be available.

The event offers people the opportunity to donate or raise money for the Boy Scouts in exchange for the chance to rappel down the side of a building in Rochester.

Rebecca Kryzwda’s late husband Mike was a Boy Scout leader and participated in the event before he died of brain cancer. On Friday, Rebecca took the plunge to honor his memory and give back to those who helped her. 

Right before her descent, she said she was just trying to live in the moment.

“I don’t know… just doing it. You only live once, so… have a little adventure. My friend Theresa who I met through the scouts, her son and my son are best friends, and she’s doing it with me, and we’ll be laughing the whole way down…and it’s awesome.” said Kryzwda.

Rebecca raised $1,025 for the Boy Scouts. Overall, the event raised more than $108,000.

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