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Minor Miracles Foundation, Inc

Dear friends and family,

Over the past 18 months, I have been developing The Minor Miracles Foundation to help children lead healthy and active lives.  As many of you know, this organization grew from my work as a professional trainer at Odyssey Athletic Center.  Our main goal is to curb childhood obesity and Type 2 Diabetes by helping all children regardless of age, race, and economic status.  This is a worthwhile endeavor that can only happen with the generosity of people like you. Therefore, I am asking you to give back to our children and make a donation.  Every 100% tax deductible dollar helps make a difference. Your donation will go directly to developing programing and workshops to children who can flourish physically, socially, and academically with your help.

The journey to create and fund The Minor Miracles Foundation has been long and at times difficult, but I believe that you and I can truly make a difference.  Working at Odyssey for the past 16 years has brought me great joy and happiness. However, I have reached a point in my life where I would like to leave a lasting impression on our future – our children.

The Minor Miracles Foundation has come a long way.  Minor Miracles in an official 501(c)(3) organization sponsored by the NYC Parks Foundation, and was recently appointed advocate to The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.  NYC Partnerships for Parks has also granted startup funds to develop free programming for children in NYC parks. Our inaugural event, Teach One Reach One, is scheduled to take place August 12 and 13 in Astoria Park.   We will also be participating in Nickelodeon’s World Wide Day of Play on September 24, 2011.  These events are opportunities for children to engage in a wide variety fitness and sports related activities free of charge.

These two upcoming events are just the beginning of  my vision. The Minor Miracles Foundation will provide children with proper training and education to decrease the health risks related to obesity, raise self esteem, and pave the way for a brighter future.

Our initial fundraiser takes place midnight August 3rd and ends midnight August 8th. Our goal is to raise $25,000 and we need your support!  As a special one-time offer, if you donate $500 or more you will become a Minor Miracles Legacy Member for life.  A Legacy Membership entitles you to receive a free t-shirt with the Minor Miracles logo, recognition in our printed materials and website, and a wall plaque as a token of our gratitutde for being a part of The Minor Miracles Foundation from its inception.

Please help The Minor Miracles Foundation by sending in your donation today.


Lada St. Edmund

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Channel 12 News NJ

May 5, 2011 Channel 12 News NJ interviewed Lada.

Watch the video  Interview

Lada at Chiller Theatre 2011

April 29 to May 1, 2011, Hilton Hotel, Parsippany, NJ.

Lada was one of the many guest who was q guest at the very famous and well attended, Chiller Theatre event.  She  was there to personalize and sign her pictures and any Lada memorabilia that was present from the Lada collection.

Below are pictures taken at this event.

Lada At 63, It’s Time for a Career Move

WALDWICK, N.J. — Lada St. Edmund made men’s hearts flutter as a 17-year-old go-go dancer on the NBC musical variety show “Hullabaloo” in 1965. On black-and-white and even some color televisions, she was a 5-foot-3 ½-inch bundle of energy perched in a cage, arms swinging, hips shaking, blonde hair bouncing, the fringe on her mini dress flying.

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 -Wayne woman wrote the book on personal reinvention

In a private workout room at the Odyssey Athletic Center in Waldwick, steely-eyed personal trainer Lada St. Edmund dons gloves and begins barking instructions like a Marine drill instructor.

“Jab! Jab! Hook! Uppercut!”

When you look like you just stepped out of an X-Men movie, it isn’t easy to find a worthy opponent. But St. Edmund — a onetime singer, dancer, actress and Hollywood stuntwoman — appears to have met her match in 8-year-old Jillian Muldowney, a third-grader at Waldwick’s Crescent elementary school.

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