PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)– A 6-year-old boy is the one of the top fundraisers for a local children’s charity run in New York.
Eytan Bennet, who attends Stratford Elementary Road School in Plainview, is bringing in major donations for the eighth annual Runyon 5K. The cancer research charity run takes places on Sunday, August 21.READ MORE: Columbia University Student Davide Giri Stabbed To Death Near Morningside Park; Suspected Gang Member In Custody, Sources Say
“He is a very sensitive and caring individual, which certainly shows always, but especially in his dedication to raising money for this wonderful cause,” his mother, Debra Bennet, told the Plainview Patch. “He just started asking everyone he knows. It’s become something he’s excited about.”READ MORE: Omicron Variant In NYC: Contact Tracing Personnel Working With People Who Tested Positive; Symptoms Described As Mild
Eytan has raised over $3,000 so far, placing in the top four individual fundraisers as of Wednesday.
Eytan said he is a Yankees fan and excited to be able to attend the 5k run/walk at Yankee Stadium.MORE NEWS: NFL Week 13 AFC East Preview: CBS Boston's Levan Reid Calls AFC East Title Fight A Battle Of 'Big Brother Vs Little Brother'
To help Eytan raise more funds for cancer research and meet his goal, visit his page here.