Monday, January 19, 2015

LI 2Day Fundraiser

Please consider joining one of these three days, 
proceeds go directly to the LI2Day Walk.




Strength for Life is a beneficiary for the LI2Day, mark your calendar for 6/13 and plan on joining Team Strength for Life (Registration to open in February 2015).  We are responsible to get a minimum of 15 walkers...help us as we help cancer patients regain their 'strength for life.'

Thursday, January 8, 2015

LI 2 Day, June 13, 2015

Start planning to join "Team Strengh for Life" for the LI2 Day Walk. Registration is NOT open but the planning can begin, your training to walk 13.1 miles and planning your fundraising strategy ...$500 is your goal and can easily be done with $5, $10 and $25 increments. As a beneficiary organization we are responsible to have a minimun of 15 walkers would really like 20 ... so grab a friend and train.

It is a wonderful celebration, and a very emotional walk over the bridge at Smith's Point Beach.


We need YOU to help us achieve our goal.

Keep in mind that IF by chance 13.1 miles is not doable there are options... sag wagons, virtual walkers and perhaps just a walk over the bridge at the end. 





Let's do this together!!!!


Email strengthforlife@optonline.net for information; or call 631-675-6513

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Strength for Life reached 88% of our funding goal.

We reached 88% of our funding goal.

Thank you to all who helped us by attending our events, 
supporting our athletes 
and/or making a donation 
in support of our Strength for Life programs.




We have exceeded many of the non-financial goals 
we set for ourselves by expanding our programs 
and helping others and 
that is paramount to our success.




~Bruce Lee


Monday, December 29, 2014

A New Tradition for 2015 - "The Grateful Jar"


What a wonderful tradition to start in 2015...




“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing 
that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. 
And because all things have contributed to your advancement, 
you should include all things in your gratitude.” 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Mahalo nui loa (Thank you very much)

Congratulations Courtney (BOD Barbara Donnellan's daughter) 
for finishing the Honolulu Marathon in 4:17...very close to anticipated time 
and in the rain... 
Courtney raised $1880 for Strength for Life plus some matching $$$$ 

Photo: Congratulations Courtney (BOD Barbara Donnellan's daughter) for finishing the Honolulu Marathon in 4:17...very close to anticipated time and in the rain...  Courtney raised $1880 for Strength for Life plus some matching $$$$  

Mahalo nui loa (Thank you very much)

Mahalo nui loa (Thank you very much)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Evelyn Knapp "Run to Remember" Recap

Strength for Life would like to thank all who came out to support our run on November 23rd, 2014. 

YOU made the day a great one!


It was a beautiful day for a run on the challenging hills of Sunken Meadow, 
or simply a Boardwalk stroll for a great cause.
Strength for Life is a local nonprofit providing free exercise classes and wellness retreats to cancer patients/survivors throughout Long Island. This year we have helped nearly 200 cancer survivors in our classes and retreats, since our inception over 1200. In 2014 we added two more locations for classes and there will be an additional two more locations in 2015. We are serving Winthrop Hospital, STARS Rehabilitation and the Dolan Family Center (NSLIJ), Stony Brook Hospital, Mather Hospital, Southampton Hospital, Brookhaven Hospital and Long Island Wellness Center (Bay Shore). We have three retreats planned for 2015 and hopefully will add an alumni retreat.
We have much to be thankful for during the Holiday Season!
Once again this year, we would like to thank the Green Vale ‘Pacers’ for their generous fundraising donation of $2000. Our motto is “Inspire, Strengthen, and Empower” and it is obvious that same motto resonates in each one of the 56 young ladies and their inspiring Coaches. The Pacers have been a gift to Strength for Life since our Inaugural Run in 2010 and during this Thanksgiving season we reflect on the gratitude of their support. It is overwhelming!
Many of our ’thrivers’ helped raise money by reaching out to
 friends and family for sponsors - thank you!
Evelyn Knapp "Run to Remember" Recap
We were blessed to have support from our partners at Mather Hospital, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Winthrop Hospital and STARS Rehabilitation (NSLIJ). In addition, continued support from Cassone Leasing, the Emerald Society and Clayton’s Funeral Home.
Local support of in-kind donations from our friends at Runner’s Edge, Sayville Running Company, Fairway Market, Giunta’s Meat Farms, Costco, BJ’s, Target, ‘Ginny Bakes’ and Adventureland.
If you would like to learn more about our programs please visit our website at www.strengthforlifeNY.org or call Jacqui at 631-675-6513. And next year mark your calendar for the Sunday before Thanksgiving and join us, you will be helping us to assist your friends, family or neighbors that have been diagnosed with cancer to regain their ‘strength for life’.