Knights of Columbus hold 'Pasta for Peter' fund-raising event

St. Theresa Knights of Columbus are asking for the community’s support by holding a homemade lasagna dinner and fund-raising event for Peter Monks on Saturday, July 12. It will be held in the St. Theresa Church gym, 5301 Main St., at 5:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $20-$25 per person, however, additional donations will be appreciated.

Organizers of the fund-raiser say that on June 1, while playing at a family picnic, 8-year-old Peter received a blow to his abdomen that severely ruptured his liver. He was rushed to Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital where he fought for his life.

Unbeknownst to the family, Peter had a tumor and the blow had caused it to bleed. Once the bleeding was controlled, he was taken to Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where the tumor was identified as cancer. Peter is currently being treated with chemotherapy.

For tickets or more information, call St. Theresa’s at 203-261-3676 or David Pia by e-mail: