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We would like to extend sincere thanks to the following Moving For Life students, teachers, instructor trainees, dancers, educators, board members and friends who collectively helped raise close to $10,000 with the Arnhold-Diker Matching Grant. You're the tops! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Philomena Allen
Kate Digby
Glenn Ellen Downie
Kathleen & Gary Handel
Diane K. Harris
Sonia Hofkosh
SJ Hughes
Maureen Lally
Jyothi Larson
Bridget Leicester
Blake Middleton
Gloria Schalop
Carol Siskind
Dafna Soltes Stein
Sandra Stratton-Gonzalez
Alexis & Steve Strongin
Amy Jessica Wolf


Thanks to Our 2015 Wine & Dine Benefit Contributors

Jody & John Arnhold
Donna & Derrick Cephas
Valerie & Charles Diker
Martha Eddy & Blake Middleton
Kathleen & Gary Handel
Alexis & Steve Strongin
Erika & Seth Weinstein
Cici & Alan Wilkinson

Corporate Sponsors
Handel Architects (Premier Sponsor)
KRE Group | Kushner Real Estate Development (Premier Sponsor)
Cosentini Associates
DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Edwards and Zuck Consulting Engineers, D.P.C.
Hunter Roberts Construction Group
McNamara Salvia Structural Engineers
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Individual Sponsors
Rich Baumert
Andrew & Kathy Berkman
Karen Cornelius
Carolyn Dorfman
Rebecca & Paul Feuerstein
Frank Fusaro
George Klein
Marian Klein
Jim Leher
Phil Lovett
Stephen Matkovits
Ruth Oratz
David Picket
Aaron & Carin Pine
Nina Rappaport & Chris Hall
Ilene Goldsmith Rapkin
Paul Selver
Alan & Elaine Weiler
Merryl & Chuck Zegar

Silent Auction Donors
Heidi Diamond (Frederiques's Choice)
Simon Dinnerstein (Art)
Marisa Acocella Marchetto (Art)
Patrick Martins (Heritage Foods USA)
George Middleton (Art)
Marghe Mills (Art)
Christine Ranhosky (Alloro Collection)
Rebelle Restaurant
Hugh Wilson & Leta Weintraub (Art)

Program Designer 

Dr. Martha Eddy designs internationally acclaimed exercise and dance programs for specialized health needs. She is a recognized leader & published author in movement science, dance education, fitness, & somatic education - body-mind awareness. She integrates her expertise from Teachers College Columbia University as an exercise physiologist with her years of teaching with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, OT and Irmgard Bartenieff, PT. She is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) practicing Dynamic Embodiment, an approach to movement therapy that she created in 1991 and is affiliated with her work at SUNY-Empire State College. Her BA is in Dance Education from Hamsphire College, and her masters and doctorate is from Columbia University in Movement Science and Education. Among her programs are others for children: Eye Openers DVD focuses on Attention Issues, Peaceful Play Programming on Anti-Bullying and Violence Prevention, and Relax to Focus on neuro-motor interventions for children with special needs. She is currently developing neuromotor assessment for schools, and applying her expertise to programming for children on the austism spectrum. She lectures internationally & has a private practice in NYC. She developed Moving For Life DanceExercise for Cancer Survivors in 1999 after her mom passed from cancer. MFL is a scientifically based self-caring fitness workout especially designed for cancer patients, combining a gentle warm-up, easy yoga, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening. MFL has been operative in NYC's major hospitals, has a stellar medical advisory council, and has published research on its effectiveness.  Dr. Eddy's specialized expertise in cancer recovery and MFL's Dance to Recovery DVD have been featured on NPR, CNN, NBC Today, NY1 and CBS news. 


Expert Teachers

Many MFL teachers have 15+ years experience. They provide easy to follow, personalized instruction, and understand the cancer experience many are survivors themselves. Learn More

Medical Oversight

MFL is endorsed by surgeons, oncologists, psychologists, exercise/dance experts & consultants on our Advisory Council.

Holistic Approach

Everyone is encouraged to build greater awareness of, respect for, and control of the body. Classes are specially designed to address the affects of cancer treatment - radiation, chemotherapy and/or surgery.
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Affordable & Free Classes

Moving For Life classes offered by hospitals are on the most part free. Foundation grants and donors support our community classes with reputable agencies (Gilda's Club and SHARE Cancer Support). We also offer low-priced classes in local wellness and physical therapy centers.


Classes are offered in most boroughs of New York City. There are also classes on Long Island, New Jersey and California (in the Bay Area). New classes will be starting soon in Vancouver. Keep an eye open for classes starting up in Ohio as well as in Denmark, Norway, Holland and Tokyo! Contact us to develop programming in your area. ​
"Moving For Life has been, without a doubt, a thoroughly vital and restorative practice for me. From the music and choreography to the mix of participants involved in the project – patients and instructors alike –  everything about this simply felt right and positive." 
-Rachel Bundang



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