Strides for Humanity

Larry Grogin, Doctor of Chiropractic and Licensed Acupuncturist from Franklin Lakes, NJ, is an avid runner who competes is numerous marathons and triathlons annually.  He has used many of these races as opportunities to raise funds for children and families in need.  

During the summer of 2019, Dr. Grogin is dedicated to running across America - 2800 miles in total - in order to raise awareness and funds for Oasis in Paterson, NJ.  He will be joined on this journey by hundreds of runners from communities across the country, displaying the diversity that makes this country so special.

His goal is to raise in excess of $1,000,000 and to reach over 25,000,000 people through "Strides for Humanity." 

Your support will help us kick off his fundraising endeavor in support of Oasis's mission "to change the lives of women and children by breaking the cycle of poverty through compassionate programs designed to

feed, clothe, educate, and empower women and children in need."

You are Investing in a great cause!

Founded in 1997, Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children is a non-profit organization daily assisting over 700 women, teens, and children living in need in the Greater Paterson area break the cycle of poverty through programs designed to feed, clothe, educate and empower. These programs include adult education classes, 

workforce readiness training, youth development activities, and basic social services all under one roof

at 59 Mill Street, just blocks from the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. 

Oasis provides the tools necessary for women and children to successfully

move from poverty to self-sufficiency. 

Oasis has received numerous four star ratings from Charity Navigator, in part due to our excellent

stewardship of supporter donations. 84% of donations directly support our adult education classes, 

youth development programs, and basic needs services.

Thank You to Our Planning Team

We at Oasis are grateful for the support of many as we kick-off this endeavor!

  • Dr. Larry Grogin, for his vision and passion for the women and children of Oasis
  • Gina Altamura, for her public relations and planning assistance
  • Hilary Cantilina (President) and Rob Glaubke (Partner) from Crystal Creative, for their creative talents in designing the "Strides for Humanity" logo and contributing to planning conversations
  • Julija Paulius, Oasis summer intern, for her research in preparation for the run