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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 until this past 2017. We needed to charge a very small $15 fee for use of the tennis and music facilities. While we still try to acquire space and materials cost effectively, we need to fund raise consistently in order to operate efficiently. 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). We are trying to expand to reach children at risk for abuse or neglect. Our most current programs are tennis, rock climbing, music, indoor sports, outdoor hiking, and art. We encourage our families to suggest ideas for us to implement!

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

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Emily participated in the adaptive tennis program and it was a wonderful experience. The volunteers and tennis pro's were amazing. I highly recommend Fun for Cure!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Flo and her staff are amazing! They give our kids a chance to do these amazing programs. They are welcoming and kind.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic group. You can tell the owner cares deeply about each and every child in the program. The volunteers also engage the kids in such a kind and professional way. Would definitely recommend this company.

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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

ezgoin

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an AMAZING organization headed up by an amazing lady! We started participating in the programs offered by Fun for Care a couple of years ago. We have had such a rewarding and fulfilling experience from the very start that we haven't missed an opportunity to join in since. My daughter can play tennis or learn music or whatever program is being offered without feeling judged or rushed or scrutinized. I have found a community of accepting and supporting parents that are dealing with a lot of the same obstacles as me. I absolutely love Fun for Cure!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My autistic daughter has been wanting to play tennis since she was very young. I did not know if she could handle the sensory sights and sounds that come along with the game. Fun for Cure was there to offer an introductory, modified version with a gentle, guiding hand until she adjusted. My daughter has now completely embraced tennis and we have plans for her to take unmodified tennis this fall! We could not have done this without Fun for Cure's modified and affordable option making it possible for my daughter to transition into a typical tennis setting.
We have gone on to take advantage of other events Fun for Cure has offered and it is always amazing! They have always been able to navigate the sights, sounds and other sensory triggers to help the children seamlessly ease into the activity. They even successfully offered Drum sessions!!
This organization is an invaluable asset to children who need special attention to partake in activities others take for granted. The whole time keeping it affordable while doing it.
Fun for Cure is only further enhanced by its founder, Florence Egan, who with her nurturing guidance and personable dedication, makes every event a warm and welcoming success.
Fun for Cure has made a real difference in the life of my daughter and I am grateful to have this organization in our community where it can make the same positive impact on others who need it too!

LisaCM

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fabulous - Flo and her daughter, along with the team of volunteers provide a VERY much needed social/active resource for our children and, especially, teens. Many thanks, Flo

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Fun For Cure !!! Fabulous experience for our family. Flo has endless energy and has arranged events and activities that are fun and accessible. Lake Isle Tennis was awesome, staff was terrific, hopefully that will continue. Thanks, Flo!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very dedicated group of people serving the needs of children and their families
in fun and creative ways.

Phil Zuckerberg R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fun for Cure does so much more than just provide fun activities for children with special needa. They teach these children valuable skills in life, they raise their confidence, they challenge them. As an event coordinator for the charity,I have seen tremendous growth within each student that participates in the various events. It is absolutely heart warming!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fun For Cure's ultimate goal is to provide enjoyable events for special and medical needs children and their families. The nonprofit hosts activities and lessons including music, tennis, rock climbing, indoor sports, art, and many more. As a volunteer for Fun For Cure, I saw first hand the impacts that these events had on the kids. When a child learned or tried something new, they would grin so wide as to show their genuine enjoyment. The kids, siblings, parents, organizers, and volunteers all experience the pure fun `provided for by the nonprofit. Overall, Fun For Cure provides safe and friendly environments in which a special or medical needs child can have fun!

Donor

Rating: 5

Creative endeavor by the founder Florence PECORARO EGAN. This Fun for Cure is an outstanding venture. Started on a shoe string which has evolved into a significant organization built on her outstanding strengths.
The young people who benefit will never forget this experience and the ingenuity of the founder. We are blessed to have people like this in our midst.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son absolutely loves these programs! The atmosphere is calm , fun, and inclusive. We can’t wait to sign up for our next class

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was surprised to see how well run and organized Flo's programs were. My son enjoyed going to his programs. Not to mention Flo is a great person!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was an absolute pleasure working with Fun For Cure, Inc.! I am a musician who recently performed at Cafe E4:2 to raise money for Fun For Cure, Inc. and wow! I was blown away by the tremendous dedication and love that they have for their work. They were so welcoming to everyone at the coffee shop and greeted my fellow musicians and I with open arms! They drew in a large crowd into this small coffee shop to help raise money for their cause and it really left a positive impression on me.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I highly recommend Fun For Cure, Inc. when considering a nonprofit to donate to.

Besides the obvious business and ethics approvals (which they have), I'd like to think any organization is only as good as the officers and volunteers you meet and actually deal with. In my case, I've had the pleasure to work with Flo Egan, who exudes kindness, dedication, and enthusiasm for Fun For Cure, Inc. well beyond any expectations I had.

Please consider this Nonprofit for future donations. They are wonderful!

Frank D'Erasmo, Westchester County, NY

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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

Client Served

Rating: 5

Energetic, caring, loving, welcoming.
My daughter enjoyed their program this summer. We are hoping to join more activities with them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What a great experience being able to work with Flo Egan and her organization. She provided great support to my music classes with enthusiastic volunteers. The kids were great and each shared in the musical experience. David Meyers - RockonMusicSchool.com

kyleegan

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Really great company to work with. The owner deeply cares about the children and their families' and it is clear that it is her passion to make sure these kids have an amazing experience. I am glad that I worked with Fun For Cure, Inc. this summer because it allowed insight into the special needs community, insight that I did not yet have prior to volunteering. Overall, it has been an incredible experience and I would recommend this company to any family looking to introduce therapeutic recreation into their children's lives.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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

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