Past Episodes

Click on the links below to listen to past episodes and hear more about how our inspiring guests have found their purpose and make a difference every day on Long Island and in the New York City area.

Ron Gold, Host Allison Brecher, co-host



Maddie Kramer was only three years old when she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. This brave little girl never let cancer destroy her positivity, joy, and love for dancing even through the most grueling days of chemotherapy. Her parents, Scott and Pammy Kramer, memorialized their journey in an incredible, heartwarming blog-turned-book Maddie's Miracles. They also started a foundation in her memory, Dancing While Cancering, to transform the sterile hospital experience and bring joy to other children undergoing cancer treatment. You will never forget the Kramer family's story of love, laughter, and heartbreak; listen here and here. Inspired to do more? Consider joining Dancing While Cancering and donating a Smile Pack to a pediatric cancer patient in need.  

  


Lauren Altschiler has turned a debilitating auto-immune condition into an obsession with helping her patients - - and growing Instagram following -- understand the connection between healthy eating and pain management. She shares creative recipes and practical advice with our listeners. Listen here and even more ideas here


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is the rare, devastating disease that few people have heard of; yet, it's easy to understand why patients call it the "suicide disease." Hear from these brave women who don't let CRPS stop them from raising awareness and trying to find a cure. Find out more at www.rsds.org.

I'm honored to have the husband and wife nonprofit team of Colleen and James Regan on the show. James founded Lodestar Children's Services, which gives parents a new choice in providers for children suffering from mental illness, from in-home care to comprehensive support; listen here. 

Colleen co-founded Long Island Children's Choir, an extraordinary children's choir that provides top music education, high profile performance opportunities and - bonus - raises funds for local children's charities. Children of all ages can audition to be a part of the special organization, find out more here and www.lichildrenschoir.org.


Women undergoing treatment for breast and gynecological cancers don't have to suffer alone. The Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition is there for you with everything from transportation to appointments, help around the house, and even a scholarship fund for high school seniors. Learn more and reach out www.babylonbreastcancer.org

Hear more here and here