Scottsdale boy DJs charity fundraiser for kids with cancer

Posted at 10:55 PM, Nov 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 09:24:30-05

A Scottsdale boy is using his passion for music to bring happiness to other kids in a unique way.

Eleven-year-old Zachary Prutting started DJing two years ago. After discovering he had a special gift, he realized he wanted to share his talents with other kids — kids who aren't able to do the normal, day-to-day activities. 

"I've loved music for most of my life and I thought why not do this," Prutting said. "I think it's sad that kids have to go through that (cancer), and I wanted to help them."

On Sunday, Prutting set up his turntables at the third annual Swing For Kids Cancer fundraiser at Greyhawk Golf Club.

Zachary discovered his talent at just 9 years old and taught himself by surfing the Internet.

"Zachary is awesome. He's 11 years old, and he's raised over $5,000 for the foundation, said Chrisie Funari, president and founder of the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children.

The event, arranged by the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children, aims to raise funds for kids and their families battling pediatric cancer. From travel assistance, to a worry-free night out, the foundation strives to make lives easier for families who are fighting the disease.

"I lost my daughter Ava to cancer four and a half years ago, and I started the foundation to help other local families with different expenses," Funari said.