WBMP's Niko Petrou And Bride Raise Funds For 'Unfinished Wedding'
January 5, 2015 at 7:47 AM (PT)
CBS Radio Top 40 WBMP (92.3 AMP RADIO)/NEW YORK midday personality NIKO PETROU and his bride-to-be DANA RAJA were originally scheduled to be married last OCTOBER 12th in SANTORINI, GREECE, when the bride's older brother, 33-year-old JUSTIN RAJA suffered a brain aneurysm and drowned at sea just two days before on a sailing excursion around the island.
The two returned to NEW YORK CITY, and "our lives haven't been the same since." The two were legally married on OCTOBER 21st at CITY HALL ("JUSTIN's favorite number was 21"), but want to celebrate the legacy of JUSTIN's life with a wedding reception later this year to mark the anniversary of his death.
They have started a fund-raiser on GIVEFORWARD.COM to raise $30,000 for 'The Unfinished Wedding Fund," and have collected $13, 371 to date.
"The funds raised will be used to finish what we started," writes NIKO and DANA. "To celebrate our union, to honor our brother, and to give back to our parents who are bearing the biggest financial burden of all."