BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Izzy’s Infantry Fighting Pediatric Cancer and Spinal Trauma is holding an upcoming fundraiser with the New Jersey Devils to raise money for the organization to find a cure for childhood cancer.
The fundraiser is being held at the Devils game March 19 at 1 p.m. against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Those who purchase tickets through the Izzy’s Infantry link will be entered for a chance to win one of 12 spots in the tunnel to high five the team as they make their way from the locker room to the ice.
A portion of the ticket sales will go to the organization.
Izzy’s Infantry, based in Bridgewater, was founded in 2016 to honor Isabel “Izzy Warrior Princess” Rita’s battle against a spinal cord tumor.
Rita was just 1 year old when she underwent a 10-hour spinal cord biopsy and began a 14-month long chemotherapy treatment.
Rita’s parents began the organization to help ensure that no child will have to endure what their daughter went through.
Rita is now 3 years old, and continues her fight to walk, run and play, after the surgery, tumor and chemotherapy left her with physical delays.
The organization’s goal is to fund research to lead to better treatment options and a cure for childhood cancer; fund programs and research that provide spinal cord injury rehabilitation for children; and help improve the quality of life for children in treatment and their families.
To purchase tickets for the game, visit https://groupmatics.events/event/IzzysInfantry.