The area hockey world, which came together last year on behalf of Charlie Capalbo, is being asked to rally its support again.
Capalbo was a Fairfield Ludlowe senior and goaltender for the Fairfield Co-Op hockey team who after the season ended last month learned he had stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoblastic lymphoma T-cell cancer. Over $231,000 was raised.
The cancer was in remission and Capalbo was a student at Fairfield University.
Two months ago Capalbo was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. He is being treated at Dana Farber in Boston. Capalbo’s brother Will, the current Fairfield goaltender, is going to be a bone-marrow donor once Charlie, who is going through chemotherapy, is cleared for surgery.
Friends of the Capalbos are again asking the community to come together. Interest in a fundraiser has been so strong that the FTC Warehouse in Fairfield has been booked on Dec. 30 from 7-11 p.m. There will be a band, food trucks and hats and shirts sold, with all the proceeds going to the Capalbo family.
There is also the Capalbo Strong Facebook page.
Hopefully there will be a strong turnout and continued support for Charlie and his family.