A spaghetti dinner fund-raiser to support a 10-year-old Shelton boy battling cancer will take place Sunday, Nov. 2 from noon-4 p.m. at the Huntington Fire Company, 44 Church St., Shelton.

The event at the firehouse will include Italian food, DJ music and fun with friends, according to organizers.

Ray McPadden III was diagnosed in April and has been receiving medical treatment ever since, which has meant spending a lot of time in the hospital.

The “Ray of Hope” fund-raiser for “Super Ray” McPadden is being sponsored by Shelton Boy Scout Troop 101. All proceeds will go directly to the McPadden family to help with expenses related to Ray’s illness.

People can make meal reservations at:

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'Outgoing, funny, athletic and smart'

Young Ray has been described as “very outgoing, funny, athletic and smart” and  is known as “Shelton’s Superman.”

He is the son of Marybeth McPadden and the late Ray McPadden Jr. His father died at age 49 in early 2013 when trying to shovel out his vehicle during the massive snowstorm that shut down the state of Connecticut for days.