WHO WE ARE
We're on a mission to bring flight to the fight to young adults battling breast cancer by sending them on a Dream Vacation.
The Lisa Marzullo Fly Again Foundation was founded by Lisa’s husband and her friends to keep Lisa’s legacy alive and share her love of travel with those battling breast cancer.
Where should we start? Lisa was like no other. From her spot-her-in-a-crowd long wavy hair, to her fun and spirited attitude, Lisa made an unforgettable impression on everyone around her.
Full of boldness, candor, and passion, to say Lisa lived life to the fullest is an understatement. Even while battling breast cancer, her eye was on experiencing life and traveling, and her main question for doctors was, "When can I fly again?"
Born and raised in the small town of Terryville, CT, she grew up surrounded by love from her proud parents, Andrea and Jesse Jablon, and was the watchful older sister to her younger brother, Ben. Lisa was truly a force to be reckoned with even at a young age. Ever the organizer, Lisa often found herself leading social gatherings and being deeply involved in her community and school.
While attending Hofstra University she met her husband Dave and countless lifelong friends. After graduation, Lisa worked in communications and public relations for Hunter and Warner Media, working on everything from Jell-O Pudding campaigns to corporate communication strategy.
Outside of work, Lisa lived for her friends and family. There were few evenings where she did not have plans. On top of that, Lisa loved to travel. She was fortunate enough to see so much of this world in the short time she had here with her husband Dave, as well as with her many friends.
When Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer on Christmas Eve 2018, at age 29, it did not put a pause on any of the the things that brought her joy. That included finally convincing Dave to make the 22 hour journey to Australia, post cancer treatment. That trip, while her last, was everything. It took her away from her troubles and brought her hope and reprieve. This is what we wish to bring to life for others, all while keeping Lisa's memory and spirit as an inspiration for us all in how we live our lives each and every day.
To read more about Lisa, in her own words, visit Lisa's Story
David has spent the past 10 years in finance and marketing, with the majority of those years spent at American Express where he is currently employed.
The husband of our beloved and foundation namesake, Lisa Marzullo, he enjoyed traveling the world with Lisa which was the inspiration for our foundation's mission.
Charlotte spent over a decade in integrated marketing communications, strategizing campaigns for some of the world's biggest brands, including Amazon, Mondelēz International, and Johnson & Johnson.
In fact, her team at Hunter in NYC hired Lisa for her first big PR gig, and they spent many years traveling the country together and producing events for Jell-O and Maxwell House.
Today, Charlotte is an inventor and entrepreneur.
Lisa has an army of supportive, and incredibly talented, friends and family who have jumped at the chance to prepare us for take off.
As we continue to take flight, we’ll be in touch with those who have previously signed up to volunteer.