NEWS/press releases from Moving For Life

2017

10/17
Moving For Life hosts its first Spa Day at Savor Spa on October 24th. 
 
9/17
Moving For Life hosts it's 2nd Hike-A-Thon from Central Park to Fort Tryon Park to raise funds for and awareness in northern Manhattan, Bronx and beyond.  
 
9/17
Once again, Moving For Life leads warm-ups at the 2017 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event.
 
9/17
Moving For Life leads warm-ups at the Mad Hatter Walk.
 
8/17
Team Johnny is launched by new Moving For Life Certified Instructor, Louisa Cathcart, in memory of her late husband, Johnny Cathcart, and to create Moving For Life classes designed especially for kids and young adults affected by cancer. 
 
 ​7/17
Donna & Derrick Cephas host Martha Eddy's Benefit 60th Birthday Party, honoring her founding vision and contributions to Moving For Life.
 
​5/17
Moving For Life students and teachers boogy down Broadway on a float with special guest, Bucky, the therapy dog!
3/17
Moving For Life was awarded a multi-year grant from the New York State Department of Health’s Community-Based Breast Cancer Support and Wellness Services to develop five new classes in New York City and Ulster County. Download full press release here.
 

2016

11/16
Moving For Life honors Laurel Kamen, 2016 Caring Advocate for Recovery through the Arts, at the 3rd Annual Wine & Dine Benefit Dinner at Rebelle Restaurant.

5/16
Valerie and Charles Diker host a Moving For Life fundraising dinner in honor of Jody Gottfried Arnhold and 2016 Caring Advocate for Recovery through the Arts, Maria Schneider.

3/16
MFL issues 1000 copies of Moving For Life’s Guidebook for Safe Exercise during Cancer Recovery to Mt Sinai Beth Israel, thanks to Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundations’ support.

1/16
MFL proudly appoints our first Executive Director, Janice L. Shapiro, ​a seasoned nonprofit and foundation executive, former dancer and cancer survivor.
 

2015

9/15
Announcing new bi-lingual fall class series at Queens Corona Library and St. Lukes hospital.
8/31/15
Moving For Life's website gets a make-over featuring a clean new look and logo.
8/20/15
Lecture: Dealing with Fatigue at Beth Israel Hospital.
8/15/15
Moving For Life launches its new logo!
7/21/15
Martha Eddy presents a lecture at JCC entitled, Memory Loss, Exhaustion, & Stress.
7/15
Moving For Life launches a new fall Health & Wellness Lecture Series at Beth Israel Hospital.
6/18/15
Marisa Acocella Marchetto, author of Cancer Vixen, and founder of the Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundation, is our featured guest at Moving For Life's Summer Shop, Sip and Schmooze Party at Elaine Turner Store. Thanks Marisa for sponsoring our new Beth Israel classes!
5/31/15
Moving For Life holds its 2nd Annual Hike-A-Thon spanning 6 miles in Manhattan's northern parks and it's first remote Hike-A-thon in the Netherlands.
5/9/15
Martha Eddy delivers a Neuropathy lecture at JCC as part of the Ask the Expert Series
3/31/15
Martha Eddy delivers a Lymphadema Lecture at JCC Ask the Expert Series.
2/1/15
Ask the Expert Lecture Series and Saturday Gentle Cardio and Posture & Conditioning classes are launched at JCC Manhattan.
1/12/15
Board Member, Hope Reiner hosts our first Ladies Who Care Networking Meeting in 2015
1/15
Moving For Life classes reaches all five boroughs and holds its first pilot Bi-lingual class at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. New classes are also started at NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center

2014

12/2014
Moving For Life announces three new funds: Diana Domoracki-Kisto Scholarship, Martha Myers Scholarship & The Nadea Fund
10/28/14
Elaine Turner Store Hosts Moving For Life's Shop, Snack and Schmooze Party in celebration of  MFL's inaugural year as a 501(c)(3) organization
10/19/14
Moving For Life on the stage at the Central Park Bandshell to motivate  60,000 Making Strides Walkers for ACS. 
10/3/14
Moving For Life receives it's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization status!
9/22/14
Founding Director, Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, EdD is on iHeart radio segment with Author and Breast Cancer Survivor Melanie Young.
6/14/14  
Moving For Life's Hike-a-thon ending with MFL Gentle Yoga Moves is memorialized as a cartoon in the New Yorker. 
The creation and teaching of Moving For Life  DanceExercise For Cancer Recovery is featured in Dance Teacher Now 
2/19/14
Moving For Life Exercise Physiologist and Dance Educator Featured in Dance Teacher Magazine. Learn all about our history and how inspired our teachers are around the country. Thank you Caitlin Sims!
2/15/14
VIVA! Moving For Life's DVD in Spanish is launched. Order online! Available for free to eligible community centers who want to participate in obtaining feedback from individual participants. Call or email us - info@MovingForLife.org

2013

11/2013
Dr. Martha Eddy acknowledged by her Alumni Association at Columbia University Teachers College for Dance to Recovery's Success.
11/2013
Fox News - Breast Cancer survivors are dancing to recovery
11/2013
Forbes News Suggests Investing in MFL
10/2013
On NBC Weekend Today Show: Strength in Recovery
10/2013
Agnes Karlin Mills art auction was a success!
9/2013
Dance to Recovery DVD featured on NPR's Here & Now Show
8/2013
Dance to Recovery is available for SALE!!
7/2013
New MFL classes starting in Vancouver! with Cinzia Toniolo. Our first teacher from Japan is Certified!
4/2013
17 women gather to train in Moving For Life from NYC, Massachusetts, Ohio, Bogota, Tokyo and Vancouver.
5/2013
Moving For Life participants and friends dance down Broadway at the NYC Dance Parade.
3/2013
Berk Foundation award MFL a grant to translate DVD with Spanish subtitles and to train agencies to run classes with our new DVD!
2/2013
Moving For Life is Part of One Billion Rising at Senior Planet in NYC on Feb 14 - 2- 4pm. Come dance!
1/31/2013
27 women signed on with MFL to become Promotoras - Cancer Care advocates with particular sensitivity to Latina experience using the Livestrong Promotoras Curriculum. Thank you to SHARE Cancer CARE for partnering with us.
1/2013
We've launched class at the new Physical Therapy Center NY Aspire. Come visit on Thursdays at 6pm!

1/2013
MFL in CALIFORINIA: Melinda Teutschel teaches MFL class in the East Bay of CA.

2012

6/2012
Moving For Life appears in CBS news segment: How Exercise Can Help Former Cancer Patients .
1/2012
MFL expanded internationally: August 2012 Teacher Training Program in Denmark! Next meeting Berlin July 14 - 18 2013.

2011

2011
Moving For Life launches new Lecture Series - The Importance of Exercise, offered in English and Spanish.

2011
A new report by a leading British cancer charity is strongly urging patients to increase, not reduce, their levels of physical activity. Lean More

2011
BodyMind Dancing ©, Dr. Martha Eddy's, system of dance teaching, featured in Dance Teacher Magazine.

2011
Moving On From Breast Cancer (MFL) receives Komen Award.

2011
Martha Eddy selected for Who's Who of Professionals 2011

2011
Moving On Aerobics, Moving For Life's flagship program, listed in Nancy S Brennan's book Active Against Cancer.

2010

2010
MFL/MOA ART Party honored Dr. Freya Schnabel and Dr. Mitch Gaynor. We were graced with readings from Speaker, Jami Bernard.

2009

2009
MFL/MOA Benefit Party at the home of Charles and Valerie Diker presented the CARA award to Robin Glazer, Executive Director of Creative Center (The Creative Center: Arts in Healthcare) and to Bonnie Schiffer for her 10 years of volunteer service with MOA. At the Moving On Aerobics Benefit Cocktail Party, Geralynn Lucas read from her book: Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy.

January 2009
Whoopy Goldberg's and Oprah Winfrey's blog WowOWow.com brought in the 2009 year with a feature on Moving On Aerobics.MFL. Many other notables comment on this exciting blog.

2008

Oct 18 2008
Moving On /MFL was on the Breast Cancer Awareness Month's Health Minute. It aired on headline news and as well as all of our hundreds of affiliates. Accent Health, CNN's doctors office program for extended version aired on a February show in 2009. view the segment.

October 16th 2008
Featured oncologist Dr. Ruth Oratz and Breast Surgeon Dr. Alison Estabrook with our Caring Advocates for Recovery through the Arts award (CARA)

2007

October 8, 2007
BodyMind Think Tank: Avon-Walk-a-thon

March/April, 2007
Mamm Magazine and Moving On Aerobics (MFL's flagship program: "The Breast Cancer Workout" by Pamela Weintraub.

2005

February 10, 2005
Hillary Clinton send representative to Moving On from Cancer/MFL classes in NYC