At a wonderful celebratory luncheon at Carrabba’s on August 6, 2014, Strength for Life was presented a most generous beneficiary check of $25,600. As you may know the LI2Day Walk .
In 2012 Strength for Life received a special grant from the LI2Day walk and began our journey to become more involved. Strength for Life is a LI based nonprofit providing FREE exercise classes and wellness retreats to cancer patients/survivors. We were quite hesitant to participate and raise $$$ for another nonprofit when we rely on our fundraising efforts to afford our program however, with that special grant we wanted to give back and learn more. In 2013 we had a team of 4 walkers and a crew team participate – not a full ‘all in” but more involved and raised $6000 + and received $7800 as a partial beneficiary. In awe of the event and the organization we became committed to be 100% in. And we did. We had jobs to satisfy, goals to reach and every effort was appreciated, and the efforts returned exponentially. There are 14 other LI beneficiary organization all helping your friends and neighbors.
Our blog of the 2013 event will give you a flavor for this incredible organization and the event. In 2014 the format changed in the 11th year to a one day event and has expanded its mission to raise awareness and funds for all women’s cancers.
We are on a mission to share this event and seduce more involvement from the public as walkers, sponsors, volunteers etc. Strength for Life will be having a team again – so put on your walking shoes and walk with us. Be a part of this celebration of life!
For more information visit our website www.strengthforlifeNY.org , as soon as we get the news we will post it. You can learn more about our classes held at venues throughout Nassau and Suffolk on the website. We are currently opening class at Southampton Hospital and the Dolan Family Health Center (part of NSLIJ in Huntington) in addition to our classes at Stony Brook, Mather, Winthrop, Breast Cancer Help and STARS Rehabilitation (NSLIJ /East Meadow). Share the news with friends and family – our programs are FREE to participants, any adult cancer patient/survivor regardless of age, gender or diagnosis.
|The Bridge - a most emotional walk!|
|Our own Teresa Doherty (BOD) and sister Denise|
"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious." ~Vince Lombardi