STRENGTH FOR LIFE INC

fighting cancer with exercise

Kings Park, NY   |  www.strengthforlifeNY.org

Mission

A community exercise program in which persons with a cancer diagnosis participate in group classes designed to enhance their recovery process. Services provided will include educating cancer patients and the general public on the benefits of exercise in reducing the risk of certain cancers and improving functional activities.

Notes from the nonprofit

Strength for Life is dedicated to enhancing survivorship for cancer patients regardless of diagnosis and/or gender.

Ruling year info

2008

Principal Officer

Ms. Jacqui Errico

Co-founder

Ms. Debra Hughes

Main address

21 Pulaski Road Suite 119

Kings Park, NY 11754 USA

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EIN

26-0672139

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Community Health Systems (E21)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Strength for Life continues to navigate COVID guidelines and limitations. SFL has transitioned to a zoom platform during COVID shutdown and has continued with on line classes. SFL is currently moving back to in person classes and plans on keeping both up and running.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Exercise Classes

Strength for Life provides FREE exercise equipment for each client to keep and holds FREE weekly group exercise classes for cancer patients and survivors.  Each session is for 8 weeks in length with a short recess in between sessions.  Prior to starting an exercise class each participant must provide a doctor note and register here.  Our classes are held at the locations and times below, please indicate which location you are interested in when registering for a class

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Strength for Life's Wellness Retreats offer cancer patients and survivors a way to balance their lives emotionally, spiritually and physically after a life changing diagnosis. Through inspiring discussions, empowering classes and a supportive atmosphere Strength for Life provides the tools to embark on a new journey of healthful, whole living. Our retreats are offered to men and women with all types of cancer and are at NO COST to participants. 
Strength for Life's retreats are designed to offer different approaches to healing.  Our retreats provide you with the benefits of relaxation, rejuvenation and the development of new life skills you can utilize to achieve optimal wellness.   Typically our retreats include guest speakers and a variety of hands on classes such as tai chi, zumba, yoga, and strength training.  Although each retreat differs slightly our overall theme of educating on alternative modalities remains our focus.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Strength for Life's mission is to educate the general population on the benefits of exercise and nutrition for optimal health and well being. With 1/3 of all cancer stemming from lack of exercise and poor nutrition it is imperative that we educate and implement prevention strategies. To help us accomplish this goal, we have established a series of Prevention Education Workshops and Employee Wellness programs.Prevention Education Workshops are available for small groups, mid sized businesses and large corporations.  We provide invaluable information and simple techniques to enhance your group or employee's well being.  We have a variety of workshops to choose from.
 
Employee Wellness programs have been shown to reduce absenteeism, staff member turnover rates, and healthcare costs.  It's a key piece of an organization's success. The results of these programs lead to higher productivity, which in the end leads to a more profitable company. Having a Employee Wellness program in place can boost morale, improve health and fitness and increase productivity in the workplace.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Group meetings to encourage, empower, and inspire those with a cancer diagnosis to find different modalities to assist on their healing journey

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of health outcomes improved

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Exercise Classes

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

SFL uses Survey Monkey to track specific improvement in the lives of cancer patients following an exercise session.

Number of free participants in conferences

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Health, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of free registrants to classes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Health, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Strength for Life wishes to continue adding exercise classes in various locations so every cancer patient has the opportunity to participate in a class without having to travel a great distance. We also would like to offer our wellness retreats in different location through out the country so everyone has the opportunity to participate regardless of where they reside.

Strength for Life will continue marketing through oncologist, patients and wellness events to spread the word about our programs and the benefits exercising during and after treatment offer.

Strength for Life participates in various cancer events through out New York to meet oncologists and patients in order to make new connections and continue our growth.

Strength for Life has accomplished our goal of having exercise classes strategically placed through out Long Island so patients do not have to travel far for classes.

Strength for Life has not expanded our Wellness Retreats to other states as of yet.

Financials

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Operations

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STRENGTH FOR LIFE INC

Board of directors
as of 7/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Teresa Doherty

No Affiliation

Term: 2015 - 2020

Barbara Donnellan

Tim Beach

ARIZONA CARDINALS FOOTBALL CLUB

Teresa Doherty

Siobhan Hanlon

Tom Moore

NBTY

Kathleen Moran

ESQ

Jacqui Errico

Retired SFL

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data