What is on Your “Bucket List”?

Dreams and Desires .... what are yours? Help Strength for Life continue to offer FREE exercise classes and Wellness Retreats for cancer patients... by crossing something off you bucket list!

You may remember the movie – and if you have not seen it – it is so worth your time.

“…Carter Chambers, a blue collar mechanic, and billionaire hospital magnate Edward Cole meet for the first time in the hospital after both have been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Although Edward is reluctant to share a room with Carter, complaining that he "looks half-dead already," they become friends as they undergo their respective treatments.

Edward, a cultured loner who enjoys nothing more than tormenting his personal valet/servant, Thomas, who later reveals his name is actually Matthew. Edward prefers to call him Thomas because he finds the name Matthew too "biblical." Edward drinks a specific brand of coffee called “Kopi Luwak”, one of the most expensive coffees in the world.

Carter, a gifted amateur historian, begins writing a "bucket list," or things to do before he "kicks the bucket." After hearing he has less than a year, Carter
discards the list. Edward finds it the next morning and urges Carter to do
everything on the list (and adds more things to do), and offers to finance the
trip for the both of them.

The pair begins an around-the-world vacation. They go skydiving together, ...and have many other adventures…. At one time Carter reveals with great amusement that the origin of the Kopi Luwak coffee Edward enjoys, grown in the Sumatran village, is eaten and defecated by a jungle cat, and is harvested because of the special aroma of the gastric juices.

Carter crosses off “laugh till I cry" from his bucket list and "kiss the most beautiful girl in the world" is crossed off when... (watch the movie) ...and "help a complete stranger for the good"

*(From Wikipedia)

We all have desires, wishes and plans – and one of the best way to assure that we accomplish them is to write them down because crossing them off – feels so good.

Strength for Life is holding its’ second annual “Fall-anthropy” Sky Diving event on September 24 – 25 at Sky Dive Long Island. 

If skydiving is on your list – please join us for this event.  Strength for Life will offset the cost of your jump if you choose to fundraise for us. If you raise $1000, by becoming a fundraiser we will pay for your jump; if you raise $1500 we will pay for your jump and the video of the jump.  This is a win/win – you get to cross skydiving off your list  or as in the movie... "help a complete stranger for the good"  ...and we help cancer patients/survivors – cross off “feel my absolute best.” 

(FUNdraising is easy when you reach out to friends and family - sharing your goal and sharing news about Strength for Life  - we provide all the help you need including a page on the active.com website linked to Strength for Life.)

Please join us, share the news with family and friends – or support my jump – and just so you know - I am facing my fear of heights as well as crossing it off my list!

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