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Springfield's Cioffi’s is Raffling a Pizza Making Lesson for Up to 5 People to Help Holden

Joey Cioffi with Holden's Heroes T-shirt Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Cioffi’s Fine Italian Food & Imported Products is holding a raffle to win a “Whole Family Pizza Making Experience".  The cost of a raffle ticket is $15 and all the proceeds will be donated to the Dup15q Alliance.

From the Facebook pages of Holden's mom, Lauren Weissberg and Anthony Cioffi, “February 28th is Rare Disease Awareness Day. In honor of that day, Cioffi’s would like to show the community it cares by supporting one of Springfield’s own.  His name is Holden and he is a Springfield resident living with the rare genetic disorder Dup15q Syndrome.”

Cioffi’s is offering a chance for a family of up to five people to come in and make pizzas with their chef. Each entry is $15 and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Dup15q Alliance. The Dup15 Alliance supports and educates the families of people with dup15q syndrome as well as others not directly affected by it. They support research and efforts to develop targeted treatments to help anyone living with Dup15q Syndrome, like Holden, reach their full potential. 

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To get a raffle ticket. stop by Cioffi’s and “Show rare you care!”  If you are interested in making a donation online, please contact Lauren Weissberg at

Dup15q Syndrome causes a variety of symptoms including autism, seizures, developmental delays, low muscle tone, and cognitive impairment.

Cioffi’s has been in Springfield 40 years.  From the website, From Pacific Street in Newark , to Styvesant Avenue in Union and finally to Springfield Cioffi's has been serving New Jersey with good quality Italian food for over 40 years. In keeping with the family traditions, today, the legacy of Cioffi's lives on through his sons Gennaro and Giuseppe.

To learn more about Holden’s journey, click here:…/dup15…/dup15q-family-friday-holden/ 
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