Thank you for visiting our fundraising page!
THE MISSION: Imagine driving from one end of Long Island to the other and taking an elevator up a building 6 times taller than the Empire State Building. Now imagine doing that on a bike! That's exactly what an elite group of cyclists from North Shore LIJ are setting out to do. HOPE LIVES HERE
FOR MORE INFO ON THE EVENT CLICK ON: GRAN FONDO NY
That Others May Live is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization established in 2002. The That Others May Live Foundation provides scholarships, family counseling, and aid to surviving children of United States Air Force (USAF) Rescue heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice during a Rescue mission, training, or other Personnel Recovery (PR) collateral mission.
How would you define the word, Hero? According to Webster’s Dictionary, it is “A person of great courage or one admired for his or her exploits.” The term Rescue Hero though, is the saving grace to a wounded military person or a stranded hurricane victim. In a society where the four-letter word, Hero, is often attached to most any celebrity or someone’s average accomplishment, it holds a much deeper meaning to a child who has lost a parent. When friends and loved ones in the military are tragically taken away from us, the term may take on a whole new meaning.
To Michael Agin, co-founder of That Others May Live Foundation, a Rescue Hero could be defined as a father or mother who perished in a US Air Force Personnel Recovery training or operational mission. Agin and a friend formed That Others May Live Foundation as a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization to provide post secondary educational assistance for children who lost a parent in a USAF personnel recovery training or operational mission. Beginning in 2010 after the tragic loss of an Air Force Rescue HH-60G call sign "Pedro 66" taking the lives of 5 Air Force Rescue Airmen and severely wounding 2 others, the That Others May Live Foundation expanded its mission to also render financial assistance to the families of the fallen and wounded. In the aftermath of this tragedy the need was identified to assist the families with travel related expenses for family members to be with their loved ones. To that effect, we initiated our Wounded Warrior and Killed in Action family assistance programs and since have provided over $8,000 in immediate tragedy assistance.
Referring to the first ever scholarship awards in the fall of 2008, Agin states, “I have achieved much in my life and the scholarship presentation tops the list. Because of the Foundation, there is someone who got dealt some rather crummy cards in life who is now going to get a quality education and much improved chance to succeed in life.” Since awarding those first scholarships, the Foundation has provided over $80,000 in scholarship support and with more than 20 potential students in the pipeline, that need is only growing.
The Foundation operates through the charitable contributions of corporations and individuals. There are many ways to honor a Rescue Hero. We think a great way to honor a Hero is to be one by contributing to a lasting legacy.
North Shore LIJ - Military and Veterans Liaison Service:
North Shore LIJ - Rosen Family Wellness Center: