From Resilience to Reinvention: Mari Marifassett’s Inspiring Journey as a Brain Aneurysm Survivor and TBF Races Series Sponsor

Behind every successful brand lies an extraordinary journey, illuminated by the constellation of relationships, challenges, and opportunities. Mari Marifassett, the founder of Marimix, embarked on an entrepreneurial adventure that defied convention and embraced the whimsy of snackable cereal mixes. In Marimix’s story, we invite you to join us on a remarkable voyage—a voyage of resilience, transformation, and unwavering support for the fight against brain aneurysms.


The Birth of Marimix

In 1993, fresh out of college, Mari established Marimix. Armed with her unique vision but without a formal business or nutrition background, she ventured into a world where terms like “consumer packaged goods” and “commercial food manufacturing” were foreign concepts. Mari’s journey began with a simple yet delightful idea: combining her favorite breakfast cereals with beloved comfort-food staples.

This creative fusion of flavors and textures quickly gained popularity among her family and friends. It was a heartwarming treat that marked celebrations and special moments. Mari saw the potential to share this joy with a broader audience, and thus, Marimix was born.

Facing Unforeseen Challenges

Over the years, Mari’s path has been illuminated by both sunshine and shadows. In 2017, her life took an unexpected turn when she suffered a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage resulting from a ruptured brain aneurysm. The statistics surrounding a ruptured aneurysm are daunting—the survival rate hovers around 50%, and of those who recover, nearly 66% grapple with lifelong neurological deficits.

Mari’s journey through recovery was nothing short of remarkable, and she emerged from this ordeal with a newfound sense of purpose and resilience. It wasn’t just her survival that amazed her, but her ability to find strength in the face of adversity.

Embracing Change

Rather than dwelling on the “what-ifs,” Mari chose to embrace the “what now.” Her journey became one of personal reinvention and unwavering commitment to her family, friends, and the brand she held dear. With the loving support of her family, she envisioned Marimix’s evolution beyond its seasonal gift status. The brand transformed into a lifestyle brand, embodying the essence of approachable wellness and carefree fun.


Marimix is more than just a brand; it’s a testament to the power of resilience and transformation. Mari’s journey from survival to reinvention reflects the spirit of the TBF Races Series, where we run not just for the finish line but also for the lives touched by brain aneurysms.

We invite you to join us in celebrating Mari’s journey, her brand’s evolution, and her unwavering support for brain aneurysm awareness. With each bite of Marimix Crunch-Baked Snackmix, you become a part of this remarkable story—a story of courage, renewal, and delicious moments.