Rose-Marie Snyder, a 13 year-old eighth grader at Jonas E Salk Middle School in Levittown, organized a bowling fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at this past Friday.
Snyder wanted to raise money for prostate cancer research after her grandfather died following a three-year battle with the disease.
“I loved my grandpa and bowling and I combined the two to make one big event,” said Snyder, whose family was at the benefit as a tribute to her late grandfather.
The fundraiser featured prizes for the highest bowler as the top male and female scores under age 13. There were also about a dozen raffles at benefit donated from businesses around the area. Some of the many businesses who contributed to the raffle included in Wantagh, in Levittown, , Wantagh, in Farmingdale, , and in Levittown.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Gary Hudes, R-Levittown, attended the fundraiser and presented Snyder with a citation. Murray and Hudes said they were impressed with Snyder’s dedication to the cause of fighting cancer.
“It’s tremendous to head-up an event," Murray said. "It takes organization and maturity and it’s for a great cause.”
“To spend a Friday night here for a great cause is a good example of a kid in the community and I am proud of her," Hudes said.