Bowl-a-thon in Cheektowaga for genetic disease

Bowling fundraiser to help children with the genetic disease, AT, held in Cheektowaga.

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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