First Ever Fitness Legacy Award Presented by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Magic Happens Foundation president and founder Daniella Cippitelli Abruzzo receives the First Ever Fitness Legacy Award presented by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Following Governor Schwarzenegger’s keynote address, “Legacy” honoree Daniella Cippitelli Abruzzo served as an expert presenter on the “Round Table with the Champions” at the ICA 22nd Annual Symposium on Natural Fitness & Sports held in conjunction with Governor Schwarzenegger's annual "Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival." This event brings together leaders in pro & Olympic sports, fitness, wellness, research and sports science all promoting cutting edge education.  

The Legacy Award is one of the highest honors presented at the event, and is to become an annual event within the conference. Honorees are chosen for their exceptional contributions to the community through volunteer and charitable efforts. The hope being that these leaders will themselves leave a legacy behind that inspires others to make a powerful impact in the lives of others.

“Congratulations Daniella Abruzzo, and thank you for all you do through your foundation, Magic Happens. As the recipient of the very first International Chiropractors Association's Council on Fitness & Sports Health Sciences LEGACY AWARD, you embody its intent.  It is given with inspiration to the tradition of the charitable works of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and signifies the qualities and virtues of a true humanitarian concerned with bettering the lives of others through health, wellness and fitness. Keep inspiring!” Says Peter A. Gratale DC,CSCS, Chairman - ICA Council on Fitness & Sports Health Science

“The important contributions of Daniella Abruzzo and the 'Magic Happens Foundation’ she created were in great part the inspiration for this annual 'Legacy' award,” so said Dr. Jack Barnathan, founding President of the ICA Council on Fitness & Sports Health Sciences and this symposium that Governor Schwarzenegger has been keynote at for 22 years.  “It was a joy for both the council and Governor Schwarzenegger to have this opportunity to thank her publicly for the work she is doing to change so many lives.”

About Magic Happens Foundation
Magic Happens Foundation empowers those battling cancer through fitness of mind, body and spirit. These 3 entities in harmony bring a profound difference in the everyday battle cancer patients face. Abruzzo, who was a founding partner of the fitness kickboxing franchise founded Magic Happens after her own experience with cancer and its treatments and understands first hand the importance fitness and nutrition bring to treatment and beyond. Daniella can be reached for speaking engagements at 516-882-6109.

Daniella Abruzzo
Magic Happens Foundation


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