Bowl-a-thon in Cheektowaga for genetic disease

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Babies with a rare disease will benefit from a bowl-a-thon held Saturday in Cheektowaga.

Thruway Lanes hosted the  “Strike Out A-T” bowling party.  The money raised will go to finding therapies for a rare, fatal genetic disease that affects children called ataxia-telangiectasia.

“He’s lost a lot of things like the ability to walk, talking is a little difficult for him,” said Jill Pollman, who was at the event and whose son has A-T.  “It’s like a multi-system disorder, the most prominent feature is part of the brain, the cerebellum, degenerates over time,” Pollman added.

Organizers tell News 4 they raised over $5,000 at Saturday’s bowl-a-thon and raffle.

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