COLTS NECK, NJ: A special event back in June is what prompted the October 21, Golf Outing Fundraiser at Pebble Beach Golf Club, 40 Route 537 East in Colts Neck. The golf outing was held to raise funds for families battling the unthinkable; pediatric cancer.
In June, at Relentless Fitness, off of Route 9 in Freehold, two major players on the Monmouth County fitness scene came together behind one family, one cause, and one mission: To Kick Cancer Overboard! Relentless Fitness and Training and Eat Clean Bro joined together along with other sponsors to present a free cruise to the Scalese Family. The Scalese family's daughter Charlotte has been battling pediatric cancer. Charlotte, was diagnosed with a large neuroblastoma at the near age of 2 years old.
Luckily, the family was introduced to the Kick Cancer Overboard Foundation, who grants families who have been affected by cancer, a cruise vacation. In addition, the Be Like Jake Movement joined the support for the Scalese family. Be Like Jake is an organization in memory of Jake Honig, who passed away at 7 years of age from brain cancer. Both Kick Cancer Overboard and Be Like Jake, assist families in their battles against cancer and also find companies and businesses to sponsor these families so that they can get the resources and reprieve necessary to go the distance in a long battle against a fierce competitor: cancer.
Relentless Founder and Owner Paul Alvear was the business owner who became the main sponsor for the Scalese family. With an already special connection to the Be Like Jake Movement, Alvear and his business partner Matt Strout did not hesitate to get behind the support for the Scalese family.
Strout, who teaches boxing and fitness out of his Freehold based gym has made a name for himself by preaching a positive and empowering message that is centered around surpassing obstacles and struggles that a person faces physically and mentally. A common phrase that is used in his gym is “You vs You”, prompting his members to dig deep and surpass what you think in your mind is impossible or unreachable, even a daunting diagnosis like cancer. Furthermore, making Strout and his Relentless team quite the fitting partners to back the Scalese family and Charlotte.
Upon being surprised with a cruise back in June, Relentless Fitness announced to the Scalese family they’d be taking their efforts a step further and would be organizing a charity golf outing to bolster the support the Scalese Family has to help their daughter through this fight.
Well the October 21st, golf outing was a success and the day began with a breakfast at 8am. The activities lasted throughout the day, with 18 rounds of golf for a donation of $130. per golfer. Relentless Fitness, Eat Clean Bro, Kick Cancer Overboard, and Be Like Jake to get behind a strong and brave little girl, Charlotte Scalese on October 21st at Pebble Beach Golf Club!
SPECIAL THANKS FROM KICK CANCER OVERBOARD WAS GIVEN TO: "Paul Alvear and the entire team at Relentless Fitness & Training in Colt's Neck, for the awesome golf outing to benefit Kick Cancer Overboard and Be Like Jake foundation. Thanks to the many golfers and sponsors we were able to present a free cruise to Bermuda to the Scalise Family. Thank you Louise Patricia Habrack from Norwegian Cruise Line. Can't wait for our KCO cruisers to explore the brandnew Encore. And a special thank you to Eric Scott from NJ101.5 who will be supporting and cruising with Kick Cancer Overboard."
The mission of Kick Cancer Overboard is: To grant people who have been effected by cancer, on a cruise vacation. Their motto is: "Instead of worrying about doctors appointments & medical bills, all they have to worry about is enjoying fun entertainment, playing bingo and where their next meal is going to be on the ship.
Be Like Jake is in memory of a very courageous Jake Honig, who passed away at 7 years of age from brain cancer on January 21st 2018, after a long battle with extensive treatments consisting of multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation. Jake made the ultimate sacrifice. He donated his entire brain and spine to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, so that cancer researchers can find a cure. Money raised from the golf event will go to the research project at CHOP, to enable doctors to study his tumors, with the goal of finding a cure.