Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs, NY
P.O. Box 1307
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Suzanne D’Iorio of Taylor’s Heroes

Taylor’s Heroes is a non-profit organization that provides fitness and nutrition programs to children who want to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle.

The organization was founded in memory of Taylor Miller, who was a Saratoga Springs High School graduate who was killed in Afghanistan in a suicide bomb attack on June 21, 2010. Taylor’s Heroes was founded by Taylor’s mother, Leslie Miller, and his aunt, Suzanne D’Iorio, to honor Taylor’s memory and his efforts and success in becoming healthy, fit and happy during his life.

Like many children, Taylor had struggled throughout his life with his weight and fitness. But prior to enlisting in the Army, Taylor set his sights on a specific goal of becoming physically fit. Through his own determination, and the support of friends and family, he lost over 60 pounds. He went from not being able to run more than a few yards, to running miles. Most importantly, he built his confidence and self-esteem in the process.

Unfortunately, Taylor’s life was cut short at age 19, just as he was enjoying all the benefits of being fit and healthy. To honor Taylor’s memory, Taylor’s Heroes would like to help young people find the success Taylor experienced while they are still young and have a lifetime to enjoy it.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have the honor of hosting a Rotary Group Study Exchange delegation from Brazil from June 2nd to June 8th.  We need volunteers to host the delegation members in their homes during that time period.  If you have interest, please contact Matt Dorsey at