Temple Beth Am of Merrick and Bellmore held a joint fundraiser alongside Forever 9-Robbie Levine Foundation on Oct. 29. The fundraiser provided participants with a CPR, AED, and basic First Aid training certification class.
Founded by Jill and Craig Levine in 2006, Forever 9 honors their son, Robbie Levine, who died suddenly at the age of 9, when his heart stopped while running the bases during a Little League baseball practice in September 2005.
The foundation looks to educate the public on the importance of Automated External Defibrillators, or AED, and helps provide Youth Sports Leagues with AEDs.
The event was attended by both students and adults, and provided valuable training to the community. Each participant received a CPR certification card, valid for 2 years.
According to Mark Spivack, vice president at Temple Beth Am, the fundraiser was able to raise $500 towards the foundation’s cause. Spivack mentioned Temple Beth Am looks to continue to bring important and relevant programs to the community.
For more information on upcoming events, visit RobbieLevineFoundation.org and TempleBethAmMerrick.org.