We believe that children undergoing chemotherapy should have the right to attend preschools without compromising their susceptible immune system! We believe that children who are medically fragile should receive the appropriate funds for essential medical devices! We believe that underprivileged non communicative Autistic children should have access to iPads with special software to assist them in communicating!
Team YOLO is made up of mothers, sisters, aunts, godmothers and friends. We are professionals, teachers, nurses, accountants, executives and housewives. We compete in obstacle course races to raise money for local sick children. We are dedicated, passionate, determined, ambitious, caring, influential and humble women from Long Island, NY. We started as a team of 3 and now we are a community of over 70 powerful women!
We are lucky. Our children are healthy. Not all families are as fortunate. Because of this, we push ourselves mentally and physically to compete in obstacle course races to raise awareness and funds. We run through freezing water, climb cargo nets and walls. We carry sand bags, crawl through the muddiest trenches, and jump through fire (all with a smile). Through private donations and with help from sponsors, we can raise money to assist these sick local children and their families. They cannot do everything by themselves. We help them by making meaningful impacts where needed!
Year on year, "Team YOLO" has grown exponentially. Year on year, our goals grow. Year on year, our supporters donate. Because of them "Team YOLO has raised almost $200,000. In 2017 alone, $107,000 was raised!
"Team YOLO" has built partnerships and have strong corporate sponsors, such as Lifetime Fitness, Synergy, Lululemon, Sterling Bank & Apple Bank. In Spring of 2017 "Team YOLO" was invited to take part of the studio audience of "The Ellen Show" in Burbank, CA. In August, 2017, Joe Girardi (former NY Yankees Manager) highlighted the impact "Team YOLO" is making during a press release.
In 2017, with much anticipation and excitement, "Team YOLO" became an official not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), "YOLO Strong Foundation". We believe our power is in our hearts and in our numbers. That is why we have are committed to more causes for more sick children locally. YOLO Strong Foundation is just getting started!