Our 12th wellness retreat will be held this weekend at the Hyatt Windwatch – come back and read the post of another awesome group of survivors. Here’s a link to the February retreat
According to this recent post “7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often”
#5 Give: While giving is usually considered to be unselfish, giving can also be more beneficial for the giver than the receiver.
Intuitively I think we all knew that because it feels awesome to help someone who needs it. Not only is helping those in need fulfilling, it's also a reminder of how comparatively fortunate we are--which is a nice reminder of how thankful we should be for what we already have.
As you may know Strength for Life provides FREE exercise classes and wellness retreats to cancer patients/survivors on Long Island. We hold classes at various venues to make it as accessible as possible for the survivor to be compliant to an exercise program. Classes are held at Stony Brook Cancer Center, Winthrop Hospital, Mather Hospital, STARS Rehabilitation and Long Island Cancer Help and Wellness Center. New venues are always considered. Strength for Life relies on our fundraising efforts to afford these programs and your help is greatly appreciated.
Need ideas for ways to give:
We are holding our Third Annual Recognition Dinner on June 1st at the Upsky in Hauppauge. Our honorees this year are Annette Gerani, Maryann Graham and Margaret McAdorey - who we are blessed to know. Besides your attendance, IF you have friends/family/business associates who would donate an item for our raffle - we would be so happy. Times are tough out there in 'solicitation land' and our raffles bring in money used for the equipment we provide the survivors as well as the retreat and classes. We can furnish a letter, tax ID form and any information desired to procure an in-kind donation. Thank you, thank you!
Please consider a donation to our team "Strength for Life" participating in the LI2Day Walk for Breast and Other Women's Cancers on June 7th. Each team member is committed to raise $500 - every dollar helps.
These are simple ways you can help your friends, family and neighbors that are battling cancer feel their absolute best during treatment and recovery. There are so many recent studies regarding exercise during treatment and recovery here is just one.