August 31, 2012
I learned about Strength for Life through a newsletter I received from North Shore/Long Island Jewish Hospital Cancer Center. I always wanted to reach out to a support group or somewhere where there were other cancer patients or survivors, but never found one that I felt suited me. I called the phone number, and got a quick response from Jacqui. I feel that I connected with her almost immediately, given her warm, friendly, caring, professional, and calming personality. After sending me the links to explain all that Strength For Life is about, Jacqui enrolled me in a class that was convenient to both my home and schedule. I feel that there was a great connection with the other attendees, and I even made a friend, Mona who also had breast cancer. I truly looked forward to attending each class. There were days that I was not feeling well, but after exercising with Jacqui, I felt energized and better than before the class , both physically and emotionally. I am now looking forward to attending the weekend retreat; participating in the classes, hearing the lectures, and just spending two days with others who have a common bond. There are no words to express to Jacqui how much I appreciate all that she has done for me. I feel both honored and lucky to have crossed paths with her. After eight years and nine surgeries where life has given me plenty of lemons, Jacqui surely helped turn them into lots of lemonade! Thanks again! This past weekend I attended a wellness retreat donated by the Strength For Life organization. I had a truly amazing time. I met a wonderful group of women who shared a common bond with me, and participated in classes and lectures given by women and men who selflessly donated their time and gave so much of themselves. Although I was only 25 minutes away from my home, I felt like I was on a far away "spa" vacation! I returned home refreshed and enlightened, and with approximately 20 new friends! This was only possible because of the extreme generosity and hard work of Jacqui Errico, Debbie Hughes, and the other volunteers. I am very fortunate to be a part of the Strength For Life "family"!
How would you describe the help you got from this organization?
How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?
How do you feel you were treated by this organization?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Client Served