Raising money for Pediatric Cancer research, in memory of my friend Luca Iacono

by Michael Carmody

Supporting: Hockey in Middletown Helps Kids Fighting Cancer for Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer

My Team: Middletown North Varsity Hockey


Campaign has ended.



In 2019, I sadly lost my friend Luca Iacono, after his 2 year battle with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma (an aggressive soft tissue cancer that began in his lungs).  Luca taught me so much about bravery as I watched him fight so hard. Throughout his 2 year battle, I saw first-hand the toll the strong treatments took on him.  To honor Luca's memory, I want to do my part and raise money for pediatric cancer research and support families like Luca's.  Please consider donating to my campaign. Come watch me in The President's Cup as Midd North vs. Midd South on 1/5, 5pm @ MSC. North and South historically has strong town rivalry on the ice, but in this case, we are uniting together to fight for pediatric cancer research and raise funds in my friend's memory. I miss you Luca.  #LucaStrong #Forever11 #HockeyInMiddetown #GoGoldForHIM


Thank you so much!

Michael Carmody

Midd North JV (#35) & Varsity (#33) Ice Hockey Team

Hockey in Middletown's

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Nights


Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer

In Loving Memory of Luca Iacono

Hockey in Middletown players are lacing up their skates in an effort to raise
some much-needed awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research. 

While the two JV teams will be holding this benefit evening together at the annual President's Cup
(Middletown Sports Complex, Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 5 pm),
Both Varsity teams will be holding their own separate gold-out games which will take place on the following dates: 

Middletown North Varsity vs. Chatham/ Thursday, January 12, 2023/ 5pm/ at the MSC
Middletown South Varsity vs. Rumson Fair Haven/ Tuesday, January 31, 2023/ 4:45pm/ at the MSC.

In 2019, Middletown devastatingly lost Harmony School's Luca Iacono to Rhabdomyosarcoma at the tender age of 11.  In the wake of his death, we learned that only 4% of research funds are dedicated to pediatric cancer, and the treatment plans available are incredibly harsh on their young bodies.  As a means of uniting and giving back to our community, we would like to stand up against pediatric cancer and raise much-needed funds for research and support.  We are respectfully requesting donations from our family, friends, and community so that we can use our favorite sport to make a meaningful impact beyond the ice. Please consider sponsoring us at this very special event.  

ALL funds raised will go to Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer. Infinite Love is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) foundation created in 2013 by a Middletown mom, Andrea Gorsegner, after her own daughter, Natalie was diagnosed with very high-risk Leukemia and was thankfully cured 5 years later.  Since its inception, Infinite Love has funded $1.9 million in pediatric cancer research grants, as well as they support local families financially and emotionally, including the Iacono family.  Click here to learn more about Infinite Love.