Locals host prom to help girl fighting cancer

Source: Public Opinion / 

Residents can dress up and head to the prom to help a Chambersburg infant fighting cancer.

Prom for Peyton will be held. Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Ballroom and Schindel-Rohrer above 28 South in Hagerstown, Maryland as a fundraiser for Peyton Carrow, a 9-month-old who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

Since the diagnosis, Robin Carrow, Peyton’s mother, and Peyton have been traveling from their home in Chambersburg to Hershey Medical Center and the Ronald McDonald house. Robin is a single mother who has been unable to work since her daughter’s diagnosis.

The event is also honoring the fight of Weston Rock, who passed away from cancer several months ago just before his third birthday. Becky Rock, mother of Weston, specifically choose Peyton as the beneficiary because Peyton’s diagnosis personally affected her, because her son was diagnosed with cancer when he was 10 months old.

Carrow said it feels great to have the same community that rallied around Weston now come together for her daughter.

“The community has been awesome,” she said. “I know (Becky) had a lot of followers on her Facebook page, and I’ve read some of the comments and they all seem very supportive. So, I like that I have a lot of the same supporters that knew her.”

The event will feature food from 28 South, GT Catering of Cascade, the Butcher Shoppe and Kline’s Grocery, along with music from DJ Miles Morales and a raffle and auction, which will include prizes such as Pennsylvania State University versus Ohio State University football tickets and a weekend in a condo in Deep Creek Lake in Maryland.

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