Marbles for MS runs pancake breakfast fundraiser | Community Spirit
News10NBC is the first news station to tell you about a special organization called "Marbles for MS".
Sunday, they celebrated their one year anniversary with a pancake breakfast fundraiser. Hundreds, including our own Christine VanTimmeren, went to the event and showed their support for 6-year-old Connor Grossman.
He came up with the idea last year, to create paintings, using marbles to splash the paint on the canvas, and sell them to raise money for the MS Society.
In the past year his family has raised more than $42,000.
Sunday’s pancake breakfast was held at Don's Original in Penfield and Connor's mom, Annette Grossman, was overwhelmed with the turnout.
“This is crazy. This is just awesome -- like everything else that's happened for Marbles for MS we just kind of try and hang on and keep up with the boys’ ideas and what they want to do so it's fantastic to see this many people come out.”
More than 200 people came out Sunday morning and Marbles for MS raised more than $3,000.
They also raffled off prizes like a soccer ball signed by Abby Wambach and an item signed by Derek Jeter.