One day while jogging around her neighborhood, Theresa Bowick was accused of both being the police and running from them. The thought of someone just jogging around the area for exercise, was foreign to her neighbors. Theresa was both saddened and empowered by her interactions that day. She knew something must be done to change the image of health and wellness. She prayed and plotted. A year later, she founded the Conkey Cruisers!. Originally A bicycle to better heath initiative, Now, its much more than that.
Conkey Cruisers is an award-winning neighborhood health and wellness organization founded in 2012 and managed by a Registered Professional Nurse. The program operates in a challenging neighborhood often referred to as the fatal crescent. Conkey Cruisers innovative healthy lifestyle curriculum, activities and events are designed to achieveimprovements in physical and mental health, increased access to education and employment opportunities, environmental benefits and happiness. Over the past elevenyears Participants have reported measurable improvements in health, happiness , education and employment. Wheels-Up is designed to address andachieve measurable improvements in health equity.
Neighborhood Bike Program
NASA Hunch !
Our students will be competing in the NASA HUNCH culinary competition!
Watch as we move collard greens from Slave ships to Spaceships!!
Empowering kids & families to movetowards a more active healthy & happy lifestyle.
Conkey Cruisers will grow into a global health - equity power house.
Be the change you wish to see in the world
Theresa Lou Bowick
a BSN-RN for nearly 30 years.
She as passionately served
the Rochester community both in person and over the airways as a radio nurse.
Jacynta has been with Conkey Cruisers since inception in 2012.
She is a award-winning film maker and finishing up her Master's degree in counseling at Roosevelt University
Rudolph Harris is the Honorary Captain of the Conkey Cruisers. He has worked with us tirelessly through the years and we are forever grateful for him.
Wonderful Volunteer Team
Conkey Cruisers would not be possible without the dedication and support of our awesome volunteers