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WNY is ready to ‘Battle for Bentley’

Bentley Hayden is an amazing 4-year-old boy who is battling stage IV neuroblastoma for the third time in his life. His strength and bravery over the last three years have captured people’s hearts near and far.  The WNY community has shared in celebrating his clear scans and we have cried when he relapsed not once, but twice.

A cancer diagnosis can take a toll on even the deepest of pockets. The emotional weight of fighting cancer with your child is only complicated by the financial weight of this fight. The Hayden family had to leave their home and move their children across the state to be closer to Bentley’s doctor.  Between moving, treatment options not covered by insurance, cost of travel over the years and lost wages –  the Hayden family has incurred significant costs associated with Bentley’s fight.

The Battle for Bentley fundraiser will raise crucial funds for Bentley and his family at a time he needs it most.  A parent should never have to worry about financial means when making decisions for the wellbeing of their child.

We invite you all to Battle for Bentley on June 29. The beautiful Irish Center will be the host. There will be a kid’s portion of the event from 3 to 6 p.m. with fun, food, superheroes, games and more and an adult portion at 6 p.m. featuring The Dave Matthews Tribute Band (The Dreaming Tree), food, alcoholic beverages and more. Come one, come all to support this incredible boy who needs us now more than ever! Purchase you tickets here:

More ways to support

Consider downloading your Battle for Bentley Facebook profile pic frame. Click your profile photo, select add frame and search for Battle for Bentley! Just choose the one that fits with your photo. His is the blue and gold one. PS – He picked this frame himself!

Purchase a Battle for Bentley shirt. All different colors, sizes and styles will support the Hayden family.

Donate directly: Battle for Bentley. 

If you or your business would like to become a sponsor for the Battle for Bentley fundraiser on June 29, email Bernie Switzer at or Melissa Switzer at

View Bentley’s story in the video below.

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