HELMETTA, NJ - Mayor Chris Slavicek put together the upcoming Pasta for Purpose to help a local Helmetta family facing a devastating battle. Kim and Trevor Powers' twenty-two month old son Trent suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is a rare and incurable disease that affects one in 3,600 males. The disease causes muscular degeneration and premature death.

The proceeds from the Pasta for Purpose event will go towards helping the Powers' family with their staggering medical bills as well as raising awareness for the disease. Currently, the only treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy involves controlling the symptoms that rob sufferers of their quality of life. Typically, certain steroids are used to attempt to slow the inevitable decline of muscle strength, which usually leads to life-threatening heart and lung complications.

Residents can order a pasta diner that includes salad and dessert up until November 17 by telephoning 732-656-1000. The cost of a dinner is $10. Meals can be picked up at the Chelsea at Forsgate on Friday, November 18 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The Chelsea at Forsgate is located at 319 Forsgate Drive in Monroe.