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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. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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