This is just a quick message to say that Moving For Life (MFL) believes that the process of dealing with health difficulties is on the continuum of working for equity for all. As we each seek balance and equilibrium, MFL helps people harness their own creativity and joy to recuperate from the challenges of life. Nevertheless we come across bumps in the road – the cost of things, the access to what we need or want, the extra burdensome bits of bureaucracy and yes, still the injustices. There continue to be disparities in health services – in insurance, in health care delivery, and in health education.
Moving For Life is an allied medical service – a wellness model – focusing on healthy lifestyles with expertise in movement, exercise and dance as well as in mindfulness, meditation and rejuvenation. We also are committed to partnering with groups like Cook For Your Life that teach about healthy eating and guide us to better nutrition.
We are also committed to overcoming disparities in health care delivery. It is an uncomfortable fact that fewer African-American women in the GREATER NYC area experience breast cancer but MORE die from it. For Latina women – there is a large percentage of women that just never get the services that others have access too.
In 2014 a team including Holly Mills nutritionist, Darlene Nnanyelugoh and MFL director, Martha Eddy were accepted to present Moving For Life’s model at the Columbia University, Teacher’s College Health Disparities conference. Dr. Eddy also presented a case study from Latina SHARE.
We invite you join us in this drive to bring knowledge and active guidance in safely changing habits to life-enhancing behaviors to ALL. We appreciate your spreading the word about Moving For Life programs, and our need for tax-deductible funds as well as volunteers for events and office administration.
We have been honored to share Moving For Life DanceExercise for BREAST CANCER and REPRODUCTIVE CANCER RECOVERY through our partnerships with the Comprehensive Breast Center and SHARE, for CANCER RECOVERY for Women and Men (at Gilda’s Club, Queens Cancer Center, Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx), and MFL DanceExercise for Health with all people looking to improve their health at Emblem Health Neighborhood Center in Harlem. With our new status as a tax-exempt non-profit we are growing quickly to share these programs in more sites throughout the boroughs!
Wishing you a day of envisioning and healthy action.