On Tuesday, Montville Township declared November 2013 as Pancreatic Awareness Month. A recent tragedy has brought this issue to reality for some in the township.
Mike Arezzi was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July and “he lost his battle Sept. 22 leaving behind his wife and two children,” said Theresa Steele. There will be a fundraiser sponsored by the Woodmont PTA this Saturday to benefit the Arezzi Family.
“We are having a family fun day with pumpkin painting, inflatables, face and nail painting, carnival games, a tricky tray and much more held at Woodmont School,” said Steele, adding that there will be a corn hole tournament for adults right around the corner at the Michele Sullivan Field. To register, contact FUNdraiser@gmail.com
The event runs from noon - 5 p.m. and it's $15 for each child to play all day. Tricky Tray baskets includes prizes such as Giants and Jets tickets, Schwinn bike, photo session,birthday party from Fun Services and more.
There will also be a chance to dunk Woodmont Principal Dominic Esposito and Bobby Lynch will perform live music at 1 p.m. The rain date is Nov. 2. There will be food available to buy as well.
All of the proceeds from both events are going the Arezzi family, but if you can’t come and would still like to help, donate at http://www.youcaring.com/other/please-help-/91214
The Friends of the Family has a goal of raising $50,000 and so far, $3,190 has been donated as of Wednesday night. There are eight days left for this online fundraiser.