Strength For Life provided a community and support to my mom during her battle with breast cancer. Although we as her family were there for her every step of the way, we couldn't fully understand what she was going through. Strength For Life not only offered fantastic exercise classes, but it also offered my mom a "family" of women who could relate. I will FOREVER be a supporter.
I just finished taking Jacqui's class in Wantagh. Thank you Jacqui and Strength for Life for providing a safe and fun opportunity to learn how to exercise safely. I look forward to the next series of classes!
Jacqui's classes are a breath of fresh air for breast cancer survivors like myself. She is master teacher combined with graciousness, kindness and bridge-building for us to meet others whose stories resonate with our own thereby giving each other STRENGTH FOR LIFE! HOORAY for Jacqui...till we meet for our next class!
Thank you Debbie and Jacqui and all of the volunteers for a "Spectacular" day of fun and learning. It was a pleasure to meet and connect with all involved at the "Strength For Life" retreat at The Hyatt.
I am always amazed of the strength and courage that all of the woman have at the retreats. Jacque & Debbie are selfless when it comes to this organization. The amount of time, effort and love that is put into just one wellness retreat always shines through. The morning always begins with each of the woman sharing their stories over breakfast. With every story the woman are drawn closer to each other. It doesn't matter where they came from, they all have a common denominator in this life. That being said, the goal is to achieve a life of health and wellness. As a volunteer, I too get to experience all of the weekends activities. From exercise class, Pilates, Reiki healing, yoga, and hiking through the beautiful trails of the Greenbelt. For me, it's getting to know these woman and being able to make a difference in their lives. I know that they make a difference in mine. In closing, I am so honored to be affiliated with Strength For Life, and have the opportunity to experience first hand all they have to offer.
I attended the strength for life wellness retreat for the first time. We had a day with Zumba, yoga meditation, reiki and Moore. I felt very relax physically and mentally. The organizer did a great job. ThankS to them that made all this possible.
I saw the advertisement for the strength for life classes at the hospital where I go for treatment over a year ago. I did not sign up because I did not want to exercise, but what a mistake! I just finished the 8 week session with Jacqueline and I am sorry I put it off for so long. Our teacher, Jacqui is such a caring, patient, knowledgeable person that she has changed my life forever. I now know that I must exercise if I want to keep well. She encourages us every step of the way for the whole hour. She says things like "Do what you can" Keep trying" This organization MUST continue to do the work that it's doing.
Strength For Life is indeed an appropriate name. Keep up the good work!
When I first met Jacqui and Debbie three years ago I learned about their cause and immediately knew I wanted to help in any way I could. Being a volunteer and working with Jacqui and Debbie and seeing first hand what they are able to accomplish is an amazing thing. Their passion for Strength for Life speaks volumes which makes it easy for outsiders to want to get involved and help. They motivate and inspire everyone they come in contact with and I am grateful to be a part of it.
Working with Strength for Life is an experience I would recommend for any volunteer. Everything that Jacqui and Debbie touch is filled with such love and genuine intent and you can't help but be effected by it you work with them. Exercise classes and wellness weekends are packed with positive energy and empowerment. In addition, the opportunity to fund-raise outside of these events gives me the chance to share the Strength for Life story and increase awareness. I love knowing that the donations I receive have the potential to make a profound impact on the lives of participants. I have enjoyed each volunteer experience with Strength for Life and look forward to giving more, in any way I can, in the future.
I attended Strength For Life's first Wellness Weekend reteat and was pleasantly surprised as what they had to offer and all for FREE to boot. The weekend was filled with Yoga, Tai chi, Reiki, exercise, Speakers on health and wellness and the comaraderie of other cancer survivors. Debbie and Jaqui made us all feel so loved and nurtured, which is exactly what someone who is going through a cancer diagnosis needs. It was exactly what I needed at the time. I was so impressed what Strength For life had to offer that i wanted to be involed, so I began volunteering my time at furture wellness weekends so I could be a part of helping others experience the great effects of what Strength For Life has to offer. After volunteering a few times I was asked to be on the Board of Directors. I was nervous but something told me I needed to be a part of this wonderful organization. So here I am today on the Board and recently faced with another cancer diagnosis and now attending their exercise classes and feeling great. Debbie has opened me up to many different healing modalities and I am forever grateful. I feel that God has a purpose and is using me to be an inspiration to others and that's why He has put Strength For Life on my healing path.