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Deadlift event set in Perkasie

DAVID CAMPBELL

Mike Sobczak has pledged to do everything he can to help a friend with terminal breast cancer.

Sobczak fears it may be mother-of-four Alicia’s last Halloween. He has invited Alicia and her family to Training For Warriors (TFW) Doylestown, 431 Deep Run Road, Perkasie, on Friday, Oct. 27 for a benefit in Alicia’s honor.

“If, God forbid, this is their last Halloween with their mother,” Sobczak said, “we’re going to make sure that we really [make] it one that they’re never going to forget.”

For a minimum donation of $20, Sobczak urges residents to attend Return of the Living Deadlift from 7 to 9 p.m. Teams of 10 will deadlift for 37 minutes; Alicia will turn 37 in March. In addition, Sobczak said there will be plenty of food, raffles, a trunk-or-treat and hopefully live music.

“It’s going to be an absolute spectacle,” Sobczak said.

Alicia, a TFW coach, was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago, Sobczak reported. She beat it, he continued, but it returned. Now, the focus is on Alicia’s four daughters, ages 7 to 17.

“The entire TFW network has already raised almost $100,000 to put into her kids’ four separate college funds,” said Sobczak, who owns TFW Doylestown.

A resident of Huntington Beach, Calif., Alicia is scheduled to speak at Return of the Living Deadlift, Sobczak said.

“The whole point of our charity event on Oct. 27,” Sobczak said, “is to spread the positivity of Training For Warriors and what it stands for.”

Celebrate Halloween early and support a cause, Sobczak said.

“Everybody’s going to be dressed as a superhero [or] a ‘Star Wars’ character because that’s [Alicia’s daughters’] favorite things,” he said.

Sobczak said he’s gotten to know Alicia over the years and is proud to welcome Alicia and her family to his business.

“I feel like I’ve known her my entire life,” Sobczak said.

For information, call 201-874-6393 or visit tfw-doylestown.com.

The Training For Warriors system is a physical and mental training program originally created for fighters by Martin Rooney more than 17 years ago, it reads on the TFW Doylestown website. The training program utilizes ongoing evaluation and feedback to adapt specific strength and conditioning protocols to best fit a warrior’s needs.

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