Wonderful program! My child enjoys it every week. Thank you very much to this group of dedicated people.
Fun for Cure is a great organization that creates fun and enriching activities for kids with special needs. My son has volunteered this year and can attest to the wonderful program this is. It is evident that Flo cares for the participants and works very hard at keeping the program fun and enriching for them. She offers a program like no other here in our community. Thank you Flo!
I have worked in Fun for Cure’s tennis and music programs and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! The kids love to come to the fun activities and work on communication and motor skills. I love Fun for Cure and want to keep volunteering and meeting these wonderful kids!
As a volunteer for Fun For Cure for over 3 years now, I can say that my experience has been unlike anything I have ever done before.
Fun For Cure’s mission is to provide kids with fun and engaging activities. In order to do that, Fun For Cure finds talented individuals who have a set of skills in a particular area to lead a group, anywhere from 4 kids to 15+ kids.
I have volunteered for their tennis program, their music program, and their yoga program. Watching the kids progress throughout the program is truly the most rewarding part of the program. I have heard so many success stories from parents that have brought me to tears.
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!!
Fun for Cure is a great nonprofit! I’ve only been volunteering for a few weeks, but my brother has been volunteering for a long time now! Flo is great, organized and so gentle with the kids. I’ve noticed that the kids have progressed so much since I’ve been volunteering. The kids are great at tennis!!!
Florence Egan, founder of FunForCure, is a devoted Professional Recreation Therapist with years of experience. She brings her genuine love of and belief in children to each activity she organizes. Flo has endless energy and a positive attitude that is contagious. She has worked for many years with a variety of students with special needs and knows how to engage them in new experiences. She is sensitive to children's different learning styles and allows them the time they need to explore an activity in their own time. Her welcoming smile and dedicated staff encourage children to join age appropriate activities that build self confidence and friendships. The children
have fun and learn new skills. They participate in music, art, sports and dance. FunFor Cure provides a safe, nurturing community where all can stretch, learn and grow.
Carole Schraudner/M.S. Special Education
My son volunteered as a teacher assistant for guitar lessons. He had such a great experience working with kids. The program is very well organized. every kid is engaged. It was a perfect combination of learning music and having fun. With just a few lessons kids managed to play couple of songs.
My son has been a volunteer with Fun for Cure for a few years and he has a great time with Flo and the kids. He volunteers for many tennis and music events. Flo is very caring and the kids love her. I also volunteer sometimes with my younger daughter and we both enjoy it a lot.
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!
Flo and her staff are amazing! They give our kids a chance to do these amazing programs. They are welcoming and kind.
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.
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
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!
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!
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
Very dedicated group of people serving the needs of children and their families
in fun and creative ways.
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!
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.
My son absolutely loves these programs! The atmosphere is calm , fun, and inclusive. We can’t wait to sign up for our next class
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!
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.
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
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.
Energetic, caring, loving, welcoming.
My daughter enjoyed their program this summer. We are hoping to join more activities with them.
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
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.
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.
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
Excellent non-profit! Full of love to help children with chronic illness or special needs experience fun therapeutic recreation! Many blessings!❤️❤️❤️
"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
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.
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.....
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!!!
Very dedicated volunteers always trying to come up with new and fun things to do
for our kids and families.
"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
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