Parsippany PBA 131 is holding a charity boxing event on Saturday, October 19. All proceeds benefit the Prayers and Pledges for Peyton Foundation. Peyton is a 20 month old resident of Parsippany that was recently diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma ( a rare form of cancer that forms in muscle tissue).
Anyone wishing to participate should be affiliated with a Police, Fire or EMS agency with NO PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE. The bouts will be matched by age and weight and will consist of 2-3 minute rounds. For more information or if you are interested in participating, contact Detective Daniel Cicala at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Prayers & Pledges for Peyton is a community focused on supporting a 20-month old girl named Peyton that lives in Matthew Santana’s Northern New Jersey neighborhood with her family. Peyton is suffering from alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that forms in the muscle tissue. Peyton and her family have to travel to a Philadelphia facility, where she receives weekly chemotherapy treatments.
As a result of her treatments, Peyton has begun to lose her hair. Matthew overheard the adults talking about her losing her hair, and how difficult it must be for her to understand and for her family emotionally. Not to mention how difficult it is financially with all the travel to Philadelphia every week, so Matthew decided he wanted to make a difference and help out.
In an act of solidarity, Matthew decided he would show his support by shaving his own head. He asked his father if people would sponsor him in hopes of raising a few hundred dollars, then he could give the money to the family for travel expenses and medical bills – I remind you, Matthew is 8! Well, Matthew’s act of kindness, dedication and commitment to seeing Peyton get better permeated through their local community, the state of New Jersey, the Tri-State area and across the country.