At just 15 years old, Brysen Howe continues to make a major impact on his community. On Tuesday, he was recognized by Grande Prairie Auto Group with its Community Champion Award in recognition of his efforts to raise money for cancer research.
Most notably, Brysen recently completed his second Dash to the Cache for Cancer, a trek along Highway 40 from Grande Prairie to Grande Cache to honour the memory of his grandfather and others lost to cancer. Since he was four years old, he has also sung at the mall, hosted bottle drives, sold teddy bears, and asked for donations instead of birthday presents, raising more than $50,000.
“Brysen is a true inspiration leading by example and proving that age is not an obstacle when you have passion and commitment,” Grande Prairie Auto Group says. “Brysen is a shining example of youth and leadership in our community.”
The Community Champion Award has been handed out since 2017 to celebrate individuals who advance innovative solutions and demonstrate meaningful progress in the community.
“The chosen winners are people who give, advocate and volunteer for positive change, all attributes that Brysen has proven to encompass,” the auto retailer adds.