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902 Constance Ln
% Jacqueline Errico

Port Jefferson Sta.
New York 11776
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Target demographics: Strength for Life is open to all adult cancer patients/survivors.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Each wellness retreat serves up to 20 survivors and each class session hold 8 - 10 individuals.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help us on our wellness weekend.

Mission: A community exercise program in which persons with a cancer diagnosis participate in group classes designed to enhance their recovery process.

Services provided will include educating cancer patients and the general public on the benefits of exercise in reducing the risk of certain cancers and improving functional activities.
In our years since inception in 2007 we have added the wellness weekend retreats to our ongoing 8 week sessions.

Strength for Life found two permanent homes in 2010 and three additional homes in early 2011.

2011 has three weekend retreats planned for March, June and December and we are considering a full day event for caregivers and patients/survivors in September.

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Jacqui came to a breast cancer support group meeting and explained and offered Strength For Life services and their mission to us. I was very impressed that they work so hard to provide such a valuable service without a fee. I started personal training classes and realized life does not need to ... more »
Jacqui is just wonderful. Kind, funny and understands a client's limitations and makes accommodations for them. I would recommend this program to any survivor of any cancer. The generosity of the organization is incredible. Not only do they provide the exercise sessions, they also provide the ... more »
I was very depressed and under chemo treatments and had so many other things going on in my body. I wasn't able to exercise and thanks to Jacquie and Strength for Life as I was helped along I began to do more and more exercise and it encouraged me and I began to really see a difference. I am able ... more »
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