Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Drink the water that changes the world and support ‘Strength for Life’

Now, with your help, every time you purchase a bottle of My Cause Water, you're creating a ripple effect of giving, support and connection. By simply designating a cause of interest, your creating here, you're creating a change in the world, a nickel at a time.


To find the causes of your choice, use the search tool to type in the name of the organization “Strength for Life”, keywords or zip code “11776” or search by category “health”.

As you may have read, Strength for Life is local grassroots non-profit that provides FREE exercise classes and wellness retreats to cancer patients/survivors on Long Island.  We rely on our fundraising efforts to afford these programs at no cost to survivors.  Every dollar makes a difference and every nickel adds up – so please consider purchasing this water and designating Strength for Life as your choice of beneficiaries. 

If you are on Face Book – please “like” Strength for Life and My Cause Water, you will see both Pathmark and Waldbaum’s sell “My Cause Water” as do other local vendors.  In addition to what is personally designated to the charity, at the end of each month all the undesignated proceeds are collected and raffled to a registered non – profit.  We hope that we win/win with your purchases, designation and the raffle opportunities.  We are mindful that every $$ helps.

 

 

“Water never waits. It changes shape and floes around things, and finds the secret paths no one else thought about the tiny hole through the roof or the bottom of a box. There's no doubt it's the most versatile of the five elements. It can wash away earth, it can put out fire; it can wear a piece of metal down and can sweep it away. Even wood, which is its natural complement, can ‘survive without being nurtured by water.”  ~ Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

 



Monday, April 14, 2014

DON'T BE LEFT OUT..of the LI2Day Walk for Breast Cancer and Other Women's Cancers

DON'T BE LEFT OUT...IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY REGISTERED 

PLEASE REGISTER TODAY. THERE ARE 87 WALKER SPOTS LEFT. 

Join team "Strength for Life"...help us help your friends, family and neighbors diagnosed with cancer.... 

WALKER REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 600 WALKERS OR ON MAY 1ST (whichever comes first)






Not interested in walking, here are options 


  • become a virtual walker and still a part of team "Strength for Life"

  • donate to support our team.  Every $$ helps $5 - $10 
 whatever your pocketboook will allow


To give : Donate here
or anyone else on our team - we are all in this together








Thursday, April 10, 2014

Join this Adventure Race to Support Strength for Life

Strength for Life is a non- profit organization providing FREE exercise classes and wellness retreats to cancer patients/survivors on LI. Our immediate purpose is to help cancer patients feel their absolute best, to regain their ‘strength for life’, improve their daily functional activities, quality of life and self esteem. 

The ultimate mission is to educate the medical community on the benefits of adding exercise to the treatment and recovery plan.  In 2010 the American College of Sports Medicine changed their guidelines for cancer patients to “avoid inactivity” and to date there are many studies touting the benefits of exercise.  The medical community needs to be more pro-active in adding an exercise prescription to their treatment plan. 

Strength for Life is committed to make classes as accessible as possible to all cancer patients/survivors in Nassau and Suffolk counties by seeking donated space at a location convenient to the group to eliminate the travel burden from the survivors.  We provide the equipment for each to keep and continue the exercises at home.  Strength for Life maintains these programs at no cost to the survivor to eliminate any financial burden. 

We rely on our fundraising efforts to afford these programs, so we ask that you support our events such as this June 1st 
Adventure Race in Calverton. It is a family-friendly event and a memory that you can talk about for years to come. Use code ‘S4LIFE’ for a $5.00 discount and show your support through our organization.

Not interested in that kind of adventure - we are having a Zumbathon on May 16 in Wading River and a Survivor Recognition Dinner on the evening of June 1st.  Visit our website for these and other future events or to make a donation 
www.strengthforlifeNY.org.

Thank you - we appreciate your support helping us to help others.



Friday, April 4, 2014

Join the fun in Strength for Life's 1st Annual "Zumbathon"!!!

Strength for Life is holding our first annual Zumbathon at Wading River Elementary School on May 16 from 6:30 – 9pm. We rely on our fundraising efforts to afford our programs at no cost to survivor – so please consider joining and sharing this event. For further information call 631-675-6513 or go to our website www.strengthforlifeNY.org

Strength for Life is a non profit organization which provides FREE exercise classes and wellness retreats to adult cancer patients and survivors regardless of diagnosis, gender or age.
 
9 years ago Evelyn Knapp, a 40 year old, mom of 3 little girls, exercise physiologist and business owner, lost her fight with breast cancer. Evelyn always believed in exercise and nutrition for optimal health - so much so that she started Personal Training Institute so she may help as many people as possible lead healthy lives. When she was diagnosed it was a shock to all whoknew her - she was the epitome of health - this goes to show that cancer does not discriminate. Exercising gave Evelyn her control back over a body that she felt betrayed her and she made it her mission to help all cancer patients feel the same.
 
After Evelyn died, Strength for Life was formed to keep her vision and her memory alive - not only for her little girls, but for all the cancer patients who so desperately want and need to stay strong throughout treatment and recovery.
 
Since 2007, when Strength for Life was officially formed, we have helped over 1000 cancer patients and survivors regain their “strength for life”. We hold classes at Stony Brook Cancer
Center, Winthrop University, Mather Hospital, STARS Rehab (part of NSLIJ), Long Island Cancer Wellness Center, and are very active with support groups through out Long Island. Aside from Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist leading the exercise classes, we also provide exercise equipment for our clients to keep - all of this is free of charge.
 
In 2009 we introduced our Wellness Retreats. To date we have held 12 retreats, hosting more than 200 cancer patients to a weekend getaway in which they are exposed to a variety of healing modalities. We provide all meals, hotel room accommodations, classes and lectures from renowned Naturopathic and Osteopathic Doctors as well as other informative guest speakers. Again, all free of charge.
 
We have 5 star rating on “
Great Non Profits” with comments from our clients stating they had a “life changing” ,“powerful” and“nurturing” experience. 

2013 Top-rated nonprofits and charities

Join us for our first annual 'Zumbathon'


Thank you, Karen, for organizing this event!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Who is joining us for an Adventure Race???

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Send me an email (strengthforlife@optonline.net) for the promo code for $5.oo off OR volunteer and race free... mention Strength for Life, as we have just been approved as a beneficiary.  YEAH!!!