Whidbey General Hospital Foundation

Young Philanthropist in Action

Young Philanthropist in Action

Teo Keilwitz raised money during the 2013 Tour de Whidbey to help Whidbey General acquire a Breast MRI system.

If you were driving along Fort Casey Road on September 21, 2013, you might have noticed two things. First, lots of bicyclists who were riding the 10, 50 or 100 mile Tour de Whidbey routes. The other was a cookie stand near Wannamaker Road. Both the bicyclists and the cookie stand were raising money to purchase a Breast MRI scan system for the Hospital.

The boy responsible for the cookie stand is Teo Keilwitz. He is the 12-year-old son of Janie Keilwitz, a WGH Life Center for Essential Wellness nurse and Kelly Keilwitz, a local wind/solar entrepreneur. Although it was not an extremely busy cookie sales day, Teo contributed $29 and helped bring a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging tool to Whidbey Island.

“We want to thank Teo for his gift, as well as recognize his generous spirit,” said former Foundation director Laura Blankenship. “He is a good reminder for us all that it doesn’t matter how old you are, caring about others combined with action makes our world and community a better place.” 

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