STRENGTH FOR LIFE INC

Rating: 4.97 stars   101 reviews

Issues: Health, Breast Cancer

Location: 902 Constance Ln % Jacqueline Errico Port Jefferson Sta. NY 11776 USA

Mission: 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.
Results: 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.
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.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

This was my first experience with "Strength For Life". Recently diagnosed with breast cancer & had a mestectomy in June 2014. While recovering & not knowing what exercise you can & should be doing, I was blessed to be able to start in September. What a wonderful way to express your feelings, share medical problems, express friendship and have a wonderful extensive workout. Plus laugh ALOT!!! Jaquie is Outstandingly Wonderful!
Sincerely, Rosemary DeLorenzo

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Rating: 5 stars  

Strength for Life is an awesome way to get cancer patients and survivors warriors off the couch. It is a support group as well as exercise program for both men and woman. The weekend retreat is amazing. You meet many people on different journeys who all need the support of this life changing program. Thank you Jacqui and Deb for making this a success. Join in on the walk/Run on November 23 to support all cancer patients, survivors and Strength for Life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been an active client for more than a year. The retreat given by Strength for Life is only a bang initiation to the program of weekly exercise classes they graciously volunteer to cancer survivors. Besides the importance of exercise the peer comradeship formed in these classes is priceless. Thank you Jac and Deb for all you do. You restore faith in humanity!

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I heard about Strength for Life, Inc. and thought it would be a great weekend retreat to get me back on the fitness track. I have just finished treatment for breast cancer and decided to apply. I was put on a wait list but due to a cancelation I was offered a spot. I thought the weekend was amazing. It was structured very well, great speakers from homeopathic doctors who shared invaluable information on living healthy to home improvement that will foster healthy living through Feng Shui. The exercise portion was not intimidating at all and was tailored to those of us in treatment or just getting started again to those who are advance. There was also an unbelievable Reiki circle that just filled the room with so much wonderful positive healing energy. I met a great group of women, who meshed well and best of all food and lodging were free. Great organization every philanthropist should consider when looking to donate. Well worth your money and as a cancer survivor very much appreciated. Adela R.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I had the most amazing time of my life this weekend, and all this was possible because of Strength for Life. I had the blessing of meeting great women that in one way or other are fighting the big "C" with courage and determination. Thanks to Jacqui, Debbie and Theresa and all the instructors for nurturing not only our bodies, but our souls and minds. Love you and thank you from the bottom of my heart
Vivian

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was placed on a wait list for a wellness retreat earlier this year. I was fortunate enough to attend this past weekend and feel so blessed to have done so. These ladies were recommended to me, so I knew that I had something to look forward to, but they far exceeded any expectations I had. From the accommodations, to the group they assembled, to the volunteers and programs provided, everything was wonderful. They walk the walk and they have introduced me to a wonderful group of women who I now consider lifelong friends.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Very special and caring people run this organization and they ask cancer survivors for nothing in return - just to feel better. They educated me on good health, diet, and exercise. It's so wonderful that there are special people in this world that give to those who need and it has lifted my spirit.

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Rating: 5 stars  

LOVE LOVE LOVE this group! Can't ask for a better support group. Very uplifting to the spirit. Loads of great information learned. Great motivators in keeping me healthy with excercise, food and spirit. Went on an awesome retreat and made many many new and great future friends. Looking forward to more future fun and a healthy lifestyle.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so happy to have found this organization. I attended there exercise program which was great. I am currently on chemo and I was able to do all of the exercises. They even give you equipment to keep free of charge. I also attended their wellness retreat this past weekend. I met a great group of fellow cancer survivors and we learned about complementary medicine. I highly reccomend strength for life at any stage of your cancer journey.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so lucky to have found this group!
I am finding my way back to health after a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Strength for life invited me to a wonderful weekend retreat at which I met 20 fantastic survivors on journeys similar to mine. The program was full of healthy exercise programs from Zumba to Strength Training (with all the equipment provided not only for use there but to take home!) to Mat Pilates to Reiki (with enough practitioners for each of the participants!). There were informative talks by a Naturopathic Doctor and a Feng Shui practitioner.
It was absolutely the BEST. Jacqui, Debby, Theresa and all the volunteers who worked with us, THANK YOU for the pampering! I needed it! To all those who donated their time, talent and MONEY to make this work, THANK YOU!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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