For immediate Release

March 31, 2010

Contact: Gina Martinez, 345-0003

Celebrity Boot Camp to Raise Awareness for Neurofibromatosis

ExerciseTV celebrity trainer Steven Maresca will host a special boot camp in Santa Maria to raise money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation

In recognition of May as national awareness month for neurofibromatosis (NF), ExerciseTV celebrity trainer Steven Maresca, who owned and operated Body by Jake will host a special Boot Camp in Santa Maria Sunday May 2 at 9 a.m.

All money raised will go to The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) in the name of local resident Paige Martinez, 10, who was diagnosed with NF at the age of 8 months old. Paige is the daughter of Gina Martinez, personal trainer and organizer of the Orcutt Summer Boot Camp.

Martinez, who was trained by Maresca as well, said she is excited to be a part of NF Awareness and to give back to the foundation that helped her with her daughter’s NF treatment. The Children’s Tumor Foundation has been a great resource and has made large strides in the last 9 years with their research.  “We have found a fabulous doctor for Paige through the foundation, as well.  It is our greatest hopes to find a cure for this disorder,” Martinez said.

The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a national not-for profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals born with NF, the term for three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2, and Schwannomatosis.  NF can cause tumors to grow on nerves anywhere in the body, including the brain and spinal cord. It can lead to blindness, deafness, chronic pain, disfigurement, learning disabilities, bone defects, cardiovascular problems, cancer, and a wide range of other complications.  It affects people of all races and ethnic origins, and half of all cases arise in families with no history of the disorder. Anyone’s next child could be born with NF

Anyone interested in participating in the special boot camp hosted by Exercise TV celebrity trainer Steven Maresca or if wishing to participate as a sponsor to help with the success of the event, can contact Gina Martinez at 345-0003

Early registration ends April 15.  Fee is $25 Individual/ $100 for Family of 4-6  Regular Registration is $50 Individual

Make all checks payable to Team Paige Martinez CTF.

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