On June 8, the family of Peyton Laricks, age 5, of Sea Isle City, hosted the 5th Annual Peyton’s Promise 5K Run / 2K Walk on Sea Isle’s oceanfront Promenade. The event raises funds for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) research. CDH is a birth defect that occurs when the diaphragm fails to fully develop, allowing abdominal organs to enter the chest cavity. Peyton was born with CDH in 2008. Following months of intensive care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and numerous surgeries, she was finally able to go home to Sea Isle City. Today, Peyton is a happy and healthy little girl. Grateful that their daughter’s life was saved, her parents, Dustin and Debbie Laricks, made a promise to help raise awareness and money for ongoing CDH research. Despite gloomy weather, hundreds of people came-out in support of this year’s Peyton’s Promise Run and Walk. The gathering netted $36,000, which brought the event’s five year fundraising total to $150,000.