Eliana Grace Lowenstein Fundraiser Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Art of Life Foundation will be holding a Fundraiser for Eliana Grace Lowenstein on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Pic-A- Lilli Inn, 866 US Route 206, Shamong, NJ. The Art of Life Foundation Fundraiser will help the Lowenstein family with their medical expenses for the upcoming surgeries Eliana will endure.

The cost to attend the luncheon is $30.00 per person (this will include a donation). Additional monetary donations are welcome and appreciated. Please encourage family and friends to attend the luncheon as we gather together with the Lowenstein family and meet Eliana.

Only paid reservations accepted. Please make your check payable to: The Art of Life Foundation.

You may mail or bring your registration form and check to:

The Art of Life Foundation, 3747 Church Rd., Suite 4, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054.

All attendees have the option of meeting at Pic-A-Lilli Inn at 1:00 p.m. by car or registering for the Motorcycle Run. Details of the Ride are attached.

If you have any questions, please call Keith or Laura at the Art of Life Foundation


Thank you for your support

Eliana Grace Lowenstein was born December 31, 2016 – two and a half weeks early, via emergency c-section due to her umbilical cord being wrapped five times around her neck. She was born weighing 5 lb 7 oz and measuring 18” long. Although she was breathing well and seemingly healthy, she still needed to be admitted to the NICU due to her cleft lip and palate and the concern for her ability to feed.

 Eliana’s parents, Jim and Emily, learned of their baby’s “special features” at their 20 week ultrasound. They were told the baby had a unilateral cleft lip and palate and a hand anomaly on the right side – what looked like a missing digit or two. After her birth, the doctors could see the severity of her cleft palate and that her hand was a unique disfiguration with three fingers crossed and fused together, most likely due to an amniotic band that formed around the fingers in early utero.


After spending 8 days in the NICU and proving to be an excellent bottle feeder, Eliana was discharged and able to go home with her parents. Immediately, the doctor’s visits began – she had five appointments within the first week and would continue to have at least one a week for the next 4 months.

 Eliana began a special therapy at 2 weeks of age, in preparation for her cleft repair surgeries, involving tape on her face holding her top lip together and an oral appliance manipulating her upper gum line to grow together rather than widen. With this therapy her cleft surgeries should be less invasive and more seamless.

 Around four months of age (late April or early May), Eliana will undergo her first surgery, repairing her lip and nose. Then, around eleven months of age, she will have her palate repair surgery. Between six and eleven months of age, she will undergo hand surgery which will separate two of her three fused together fingers. Her estimated final surgery will be around six to eight years of age, after all her adult teeth have come in, where she will have a bone graft from her hip taken to repair and close her upper gum line.

Reaching out by Reaching within….wherever there is a need!



Homeless Veterans Fundraiser


Reaching out by Reaching within….wherever there is a need!

3747 Church Road, Suite 4, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054




The Art of Life Foundation and the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club is pleased to announce that their Fundraiser for homeless veterans was a huge success. The two organizations delivered (50) fifty, 1.7 cubic ft. refrigerators on Sunday, December 20, 2015, to Veterans Haven-South in Winslow NJ, a transitional housing facility for the vets.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the generous people who donated to this extremely worthwhile cause. The veterans were very grateful and expressed their thanks to all that donated.

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The Art of Life Foundation and the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club have joined together in their fundraising efforts for homeless veterans. Veterans Haven-South located in Winslow, NJ, is a transitional housing program for homeless veterans.   It has been brought to our attention that the veterans are in need of new 1.7 cubic foot refrigerators for their rooms, to replace the current old ones. There is a need for approximately 80 refrigerators.

If you would like to donate a new 1.7 cubic foot refrigerator, please bring it to:


The Art of Life Foundation

c/o The Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy

3747 Church Rd., Suite 4

Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054



Or you can choose to make a monetary donation that will be allocated toward purchasing the refrigerators by bringing or mailing a check made payable to: The Art of Life Foundation to the above address.

You may also donate through PayPal at:

Representatives from The Art of Life Foundation and the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club will be delivering the refrigerators to the veterans at Veterans Haven-South on December 20

Animal Shelters Fundraiser Motorcycle Run/Benefit Luncheon Sunday, July 19, 2015


Animal Shelters Fundraiser

“Don’t Bully Us Rescue” & “Camden County Animal Shelter at Moorestown Petsmart”

Motorcycle Run/Benefit Luncheon

All motorcycle riders will meet at the Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy, 3747 Church Road, Suite 4, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 (856)231-0352 at 9:30 a.m.  Wheels up at 10:30 a.m. sharp.  All motorcycle riders must pre-register on–line at or in person at the Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy prior to July 19th.  Space is limited and pre-paid registrations will be accepted first.  All participants will receive their entrance wrist bands on July 19th between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. at the Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy.  All waivers must be signed prior to departure.


Date:     Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rain Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015


Registration:      Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy,

3747 Church Road Suite 4,  Mt.Laurel, NJ  08054

Time:                  9:30 a.m.

Wheels Up:       10:30 a.m.


Destination:         Bayview Inn, 8100 Bayview Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

Time:                     1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost:                     $25.00 per person – Cost includes buffet luncheon and donation.

(check, cash, or pay pal payments accepted)

“The Art of Life Foundation”

Those attendees who will be arriving by car, must also pre-register on-line at: or in person at the Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy prior to July 19th.  Those driving by car can meet the group at the Bayview Inn.  Upon arrival you will need to stop at the registration desk for your entrance wrist band.

Contact information: Keith or Laura Mazza: 856-912-1571 or 856-231-0352 sifukeith@comcast.net


To pre-register using Pay Pal

For Multiple People
1 Person $25.00 USD2 People $50.00 USD3 People $75.00 USD4 People $100.00 USD5 People $125.00 USD6 People $150.00 USD


American Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday March 1st 2015

Art Of Life Foundation


Misty Rodgers learned how important her work with the Red Cross was when her own son Nathan needed transfusions.

Red Cross Blood Drive!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

8 am – 1pm

3747 Church Road

Mount Laurel, NJ 08054


Contact Sean Allen @ 609-706-1712



If you are using Internet Explorer access the website this way:

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY: visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/account-login

Login using your donor information and then Copy and paste sponsor code: art of life

Sponsor code is case sensitive


Any issues with the online site please email Ashley.Concilio-Regan@redcross.org

Nathan has entered the “terrible twos,” but he is nothing but sunshine to his mother, Red Cross employee Misty Rodgers, who describes her son as always happy. However, Nathan’s young life was not quite so bright when a brain tumor was discovered in October 2013.Nathan was sick for about 10 days, running a fever but otherwise acting normal. Then one morning he couldn’t sit or hold his head up. He was taken to the hospital where an MRI revealed a tumor partially wrapping around his brain stem.The tumor was small, but cancerous. Nathan underwent a 12-hour surgery to remove it and received blood and platelet transfusions. Two days after the surgery, his blood levels had dropped and he was given another transfusion.“After his surgery, we had gone to dinner and came back to see blood was hanging above his bed,” Misty said. “I literally walked in the door, saw it and started crying…I was like ‘that’s what I do.’”After a regimen of 30 radiation treatments, Nathan’s cancer was thought be gone, but on Aug. 19, 2014, another tumor was discovered on his brain. Surgery and chemotherapy is needed to remove the tumor; Nathan will most likely need more transfusions to help his treatment.To blood and platelet donors, Misty expresses her deep gratitude and says that without the blood products Nathan used and will need, there is no telling what will happen.“It could be your own,” Misty said. “Working at the Red Cross, I never thought, ever, that anybody I would know would need blood, and it ended up being my son.”

Red Cross Platelet Drive Thursday, August 1, 2013 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Art Of Life Foundation

 Red Cross Platelet Drive

Thursday, August 1, 2013

2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

3747 Church Road

Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

This summer you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of hospital patients in your community who are spending their summer battling life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Patients like seven year-old Madeline.

It started with Madeline’s kidney. It expanded to her pelvis, her ribs, and her femur. It made its way to her bone marrow. It was not just an ache or a pain. It was cancer.

Madeline received more than 40 blood and platelet transfusions to send her cancer into remission. Learn more about Madeline and her journey by watching the video her mother made by visiting the YouTube website and searching Madeline – American Red Cross Blood Recipient Story” or scan the QR code below.

Your platelet donations may help make a difference in the lives of hospital patients like Madeline. Cancer and all illnesses do not take vacations and the need for platelets continues every day. Please schedule your appointment today to help give someone like Madeline a chance to create their own summer stories