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The Official STRIDE Theme Song

“The Family of STRIDE” Song

Words Written and Music Produced by Clement A. Marino

Fifteen years ago Mary Ellen had a vision

She could see all our dreams come true

Friends and volunteers, dedication, ambition

Project STRIDE was born anew

One hundred million phones calls and the will to succeed

Children who would not be denied

Friends and family helping hands and parents who believed

They could change the life of a child

We will reach for the heavens, we will ski any mountain

We will hold our heads up high

And when we fall we will all grow together

We are family, We are STRIDE

I participate in STRIDE play baseball, bowl and hike

I swim and ski and sail to other shores

I have friends to share my time, touch other peoples lives

I can do anything you think I can’t and more

Look at me I am free, doing things I’ve never done before

STRIDE is my new family

I can do anything you think I can’t… and more

I’m a Warrior with STRIDE and I will not be denied

These kids are all heroes to me

I know how to sacrifice, give it all, then give it twice

To be all I can be

I’m a volunteer, I gladly give my time

To brighten up a life, set someone free

Just to see one smile on the face of a child

Is all I’ll ever need

As a parent of STRIDE I cannot believe my eyes

Is this really my child or someone new?

First I laugh, then I cry as I realize

That they’re doing something I don’t even do

Fifteen vears ago, Mary Ellen had a vision

She could see all our dreams come alive

Friends and family helping hands and parents who believe

They could change the life of a child…

 

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