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Team Zoey 4th Annual Spin For Life another HUGE success!
Sunday, February 9th at the Lakeland Hills YMCA.
Written by: Barbara Batesko
Well I can officially say Team Zoeyâ€™s 4th Annual â€œSpin For Lifeâ€ was another tremendous success raising over $34,000 for the Progeria Research Foundation!!! Although, 200 of Zoeyâ€™s friends, family and neighbors signed up to spin the event has turned into more of a dance party then a serious work out. Most people signed up to spin for 30 minute intervals but we had 3 people spin for the entire 4 hours. Karen Carolonza spun for her 4th year in a row all 4 hours along with Alison Berna and Charles Scott who come in from Manhatton for the last 2 years to do the same. We had a team of 7 instructors whose smiles; enthusiasm, determination and music helped to keep everyone motivated all daylong.
We had a group of 6th Briarcliff girls who not only took turns spinning they stayed all day cheered, sang and danced to help keep everyone smiling. We also had 2 large Teams come form out of town one from Franklin Lakes and one from Montclair Kimberly Academy.
There were many lucky prizewinners this year. The Ratchford Family won the Grand Prize of a Family Y Membership. Karen LaRocco won the Individual Y Membership for raising the most amount of money. Megan Schulke won 2 Giant tickets and Jess Bishop won 2 Jet tickets. Allyson Bakewell won tickets to the Dr. Oz show and Renee Waas won the tickets to Live with Kelly and Michael. Kathleen Holmberg won personal training with Rich Mutterperl.
Team Zoey is most appreciative of all the people who volunteered their time and donated money to make this years Spin For Life another example of friends, family and neighbors coming together for the Progeria Research Foundation.
THANK YOU to ALL!
Who is Zoey, you may ask? And what exactly is her "Team"? Well, first of all, Zoey is Zoey Aster Penny, a beautiful, sweet little girl, born September 20th, 2009, with Progeria. This is a fatal disease that prematurely ages kids many times faster than normal. And Team Zoey includes every one who helps in the Fight Against Progeria. This could mean you.
The Team Zoey web site is dedicated to raising money for the Progeria Research Foundation to find a cure and develop treatments for all the kids suffering from this disease; and to share with you our Zoey as she lives her life fighting progeria.
On other pages we will hope to educate you about this insidious disease, and the great work that the Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) is doing.
We will update you as to the time and place of the numerous fundraisers being conducted and tell you where and how you can donate money to the PRF.
So, on behalf of Zoey, her family, and all the other kids fighting the fight.
John and Marlene Marozzi
(Zoey's Grand Parents)