Make-A-Wish NJ asked Zippy to share why he created The Zippy Fund and continues to support Make-A-Wish New Jersey years after his wish:
"As the director of The Zippy Fund, Zippy Cimino, Make-A-Wish New Jersey holds a special place in my heart for what they did for my family and I. After a grueling five months of my first battle with cancer, all I wanted was a vacation for my family and I to celebrate my life being healthy and happy. My family is the greatest support system I could have ever asked for. The sacrifices they made to always be by side and help me fight did something for me mentally that is immeasurable. Make-A-Wish New Jersey enabled me to bring my family on a dream vacation. This week-long trip was the perfect culmination of my cancer treatment and brought life full circle for us. For this, I will be forever indebted to Make-A-Wish New Jersey and will always try to collaborate with them to fulfill other wishes of children fighting this relentless disease through my Foundation. We think it is important to grant wishes for other children as having an outlet during or right after their treatment can be one of the most mentally rehabilitating experiences for the courageous child and their supportive families."