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Mother-Daughter Team raises more than $75,000 for Make-A-Wish through Zumba

Who would have thought that Zumba would be such a powerful fundraising tool? A few years back, a mother-daughter team by the name of Cindi and Marisa Stani, set out to make a mark on the community by hosting a Zumbathon that would help to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish foundation. They figured that they could encourage people to join together, to promote a healthy living lifestyle, while raising funds for children facing life-threatening medical conditions. To date, Cindi and Marisa have raised $75,000 for Make-A-Wish through Zumba, and they’re not stopping there. 

Through the funds raised so far, the go-getters have managed to bring a number of wishes to reality, for kids who need all of the good fortune that they can muster.

Coming up next, the plan is to raise $20,000 in one day, via their biggest Zumbathon to date. On Sunday, March 11, Cindi and Marisa (Fit Happenz) will host their Make-A-Wish Zumbathon® Coming Out of the Dark, and they’re inviting you to help make some wishes come true for WNY children that could use a pick-me-up. 

Make-A-Wish Zumbathon® Coming Out of the Dark

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Doors open at 11am. Zumbathon starts at 2pm.

Daemen College | Wick Center | 4380 Main Street | Amherst, New York 14226

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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