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
"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.