Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Great Cause, Great Workout

At the Light The Night Walk for LLS on September 29th, my team met Diana Caggiano. She spoke, at the closing ceremonies, about her own personal battle. Diana lost her father to cancer when she was only 17, recently lost her brother to lymphoma, and battled Hodgkin's Lymphoma herself. Luckily, Diana has been in remission since January 2010, but she now feels compelled to join in LLS' fight. While speaking with her, we were invited to her annual event, "Great Cause, Great Workout: ZUMBA JAM."
On October 5th, my team, "Miss Staten Island's Angels" attended this fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in support of Diana's team, "How You Doin'?" We, once again, had the chance to enjoy the beautiful personalities of Diana's family members. They bring such a wonderful spirit of life into the room and it's a pleasure to be around them.
The event included 6 Zumba instructors over a period of 3 hours. The gym was packed with Diana's family and friends who were all there to support her and LLS. I was definitely tired by the time it was all over! There were also many raffles and giveaways. It was a great night to be a part of and I'm sure that Diana was able to raise a lot of money.
It was an added bonus to be able to spend time with two good friends, Alexa Moley (Miss Richmond County's Outstanding Teen) and Alyssa DePaolis. We're always laughing when we're together.
Thank you so much, Diana Caggiano, for inviting us to spend this night with you. We had a great time, for a great cause, with a great workout! : ] The new friendship we found in you is wonderful. Best of luck to you and your family.

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