A Fundraiser For Progeria

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Zoey Penny at her baptism, with her parents Laura and Ian Penny.

Verona resident Lisa Violante is holding a fundraiser for the Progeria Research Foundation next Saturday, September 11, at her salon in Bloomfield. Progeria is a disease that produces rapid aging, and it has affected a baby in Verona, Zoey Penny. If you go to Violante’s salon, NailZ Hand & Foot Spa, on September 11 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., she will donate 100% of the proceeds to the foundation, which is trying to fund clinical trials of medicines to treat and cure what is now an incurable disease.

Call 973-743-4446 to schedule your appointment; light refreshments will also be served. NailZ is located at 368A Broad Street in Bloomfield and you can use the map below for directions.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]

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