A Marra-thon Fundraiser: A Benefit for Gwennie's Gifts

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Join us Saturday, September 14, for a "Marra-thon" to benefit Gwendelyn Marra, an 18-month old little girl with stage 3 neuroblastoma. Gift Auction, Spinning and Zumba at Gold's Gym, Howell, NJ from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gwendelyn Marra of Howell is an amazing, strong and loving 18-month-old who lights up a room whenever she smiles. She was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (most common cancer in infancy) in April 2013. Gwendelyn is presently stage 3 and considered high risk.

Currently undergoing round 3 of chemotherapy, stem cell transplants, surgery, radiation and immunotherapy, Gwendelyn travels to Robert Wood Johnson and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for her treatments. To help with the devastating financial responsibilities the Marra family is experiencing, a group of friends and colleagues have formed a foundation named "Gwennie's Gifts". The Marra family chose this particular name "Gwennie's Gifts" so that when Gwendelyn is well, she too may pass on the amazing prayers and gifts that were given to her.

Join us on September 14, 2013 for a "Marra-thon" that will go toward Gwennie's medical expenses. For a $20 donation, participants may join in on a Zumba or Spin session held every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kessler Rehabilitation will be on hand to assist with proper sneaker selection for their activity, providing a healthy replenishing snack, giving out water bottles and answering questions. Participation is open to the general public, and membership to the gym is not required.

In addition to the "Marra-thon", there will also be a gift auction held at the event with winners selected at 1 p.m. Broadway tickets with a backstage experience, extended hotel stay in Orlando, autographed memorabilia, sports memorabilia, restaurant gift certificates and more are just some of the highlights of items donated by our very generous donors.

Tickets to the event go on sale for the "Marra-thon" beginning September 8th. Gift Auction tickets are an additional cost and may also be purchased at that time at Gold's Gym, Howell and/or Kessler Rehab Center in Aldrich Plaza, Howell. (Gift baskets will also be on display at Gold's beginning September 8th).

A Marra-thon Fundraiser: A Benefit for Gwennie's Gifts
Where: Gold's Gym, Rt. 9 North, Howell, NJ (across from Staples)
Date: September 14, 2013
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Gift Auction drawing at 1 p.m.
Donation: $20 for Zumba &/or Spin - no membership required to attend
Auction tickets may be purchased separately beginning 9/8/13 at Gold's Gym &/or Kessler Rehab Center in Aldrich Plaza. Silent Auction entries accepted beginning 9/8/13 at Gold's Gym.

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