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Lemonade For Team Zoey

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Four Verona youths hold their second lemonade sale on Oakridge Road to earn funds to donate to Team Zoey, the the group that is raising money to fund research into a disease that has affected Verona toddler Zoey Penny. She has progeria, a disease that causes children to age rapidly. Fund raisers held for Team Zoey support the Progeria Research Foundation, which recently announced that a study indicates that an immune suppressing drug called rapamycin might be a treatment for progeria. PRF funded the study, as well as the clinical trials that will be conducted. Zoey Penny will participate in the trials. (Photo courtesy Meg Slotkin.)

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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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