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Fun For Cure, Inc.

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Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development

Mission: Fun For Cure, Inc. is dedicated to help promote health, wellness, and quality of life for children with chronic illness and special needs through therapeutic recreation and group support.

Results: Fun For Cure, Inc. has never charged a fee for any of it's members or participants. We have served countless community members on a daily basis at our TR shop/office by informing and advocating for them. Our members have all received the opportunities for group or individual TR services and have documented progress reports for their children. We follow up with our members throughout the years. We have our documented programs listed and evaluated for improvement and development purposes. Our members are children with chronic and debilitating illness and special needs (and their friends /families).

Target demographics: children with chronic illness and special needs

Direct beneficiaries per year: 15 children with autism, 5 children with chronic illness, 5 families with teens

Geographic areas served: Westchester County, New York

Programs: Therapeutic Recreation

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

All great charities begin and end with the vision, passion and integrity of their founder and staff. Flo Pecoraro-Egan embodies everything you would want in an advocate piloting Fun For Cure. I worked with Flo on a couple of events, and her tireless, yet loving demeanor made my participation very rewarding. This is a great nonprofit doing important work directed by a very capable staff. I recommend supporting them.

Frank D'Erasmo

Volunteer

Rating: 3

The founder Flo Egan is a kind, enthusiastic person who has put a lot of time & energy into the charity Fun For Cure, Inc. Since I have become a volunteer I haven’t seen it totally in action yet but it seems like there are a lot of good programs & I look forward to our ideas coming into fruition soon. Our fundraising has been successful & I’m sure we’ll do more in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is important to make note that in my experience as a volunteer at Fun For Cure, Inc., what I liked the most about it was that there were few volunteers who could produce a lot. I learned that personal motivation is more productive than more personnel. Anyway, another highlight came later in the year, when we held a Fun For Cure, inc. Halloween Party! We spent a great deal of time preparing signs and invitations and decorating for the event; and though the turnout was not as large as anticipated, those who did come and those of us working there had a wonderful time. It was certainly sight-seer in busy downtown Dobbs Ferry.
It was at this time that I realized we really needed to push FFC, Inc’s message and awareness beyond the borders of the small town. To grow, we needed a greater physical reach and needed to widen our scope beyond the limits of a small town. To reach the more people and more communities we would need the use of web, news articles, and social networking. And thus, we continue today to spread our message about the wonderful programs we offer and the variety of people we care for! This is an organization that is only advancing and growing, and yet, it started solely with the good heart and selfless generosity of one woman, Florence Egan.
C. Hale, NY 2011

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at FFC has been both a challenge and an extremely rewarding experience.
This organization has shown growth in two very important aspects: community outreach and therapeutic services. Participating in events such as the Westchester County: 9-11 Volunteer Expo and the Halloween Fright Festival have helped increase awareness and support for our mission: recreational therapy for children with disabilities.
DSLee, Westchester County

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent non-profit! Full of love to help children with chronic illness or special needs experience fun therapeutic recreation! Many blessings!❤️❤️❤️

Client Served

Rating: 5

"I looked forward to tennis every Friday. My favorite part was when I met Adelise, who was a buddy. I got better at tennis by practicing my forehand. We played games and there were prizes. I liked the snacks that Florence and Adelise brought. "
- Carly, Westchester County, NY

Client Served

Rating: 5

This was the first experience at tennis for my 11yr old ASD son and it was terrific. Practicing eye/hand coordination and timing; tennis was a perfect exercise for him. Thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered and enjoyed every minute! Thank you Fun For Cure for being there when the kids needed some fun and laughter! I've never known a more worthy cause.....

Board Member

Rating: 5

Fun For Cure, Inc. surely is dedicated and sincere - always looking out for the families served. The children are number ONE!!! And FUN is the RULE!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Flo is so nurturing and wonderful with the children. Our community is so blessed to have her!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very dedicated volunteers always trying to come up with new and fun things to do
for our kids and families.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great nonprofit. True, honest work being done with amazingly kind staff.

1 JohnnyP

Client Served

Rating: 4

"Fun for Cure tennis lived up to its name: it was lots of fun for my daughter. The organizers did so many things right -- from setting goals before every session, to providing healthy snacks, to enlisting buddies who enhanced the social experience. As a tennis player myself, I am thrilled to see my daughter's newly found enthusiasm for the sport."
- Ann Horowitz, Westchester County, NY

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Board Member

Rating: 5

In my four years with Fun For Cure, Inc., I can honestly say that there are not many organizations as worthy of praise and recognition for their abundance of genuine human compassion and love. This organization is small and not nearly as developed as it's potential will allow. Never has Fun For Cure, Inc. acquired any funding that fully covered it's expenses, and never had this organization charged a membership fee to cover any costs. The founder, Florence Pecoraro-Egan, the volunteers and associates, and the Board of Directors are working tirelessly toward the mission of health and wellness through therapeutic recreation for chronically ill children and those with special needs. I would never want to serve on a board that has less dedication and sincerity as the Fun For Cure, Inc. board of directors, and I will give my full 100% moral and public support to this organization at all times. I also hope to continue to help promote the purpose of creating for a child a quality of life that is great enough to spark a glimmer of strength and hope for a bright and healthy future.

Review from Guidestar