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Frozen Yogurt Shop 16 Handles Donates to Miles of Hope

16 Handles, the latest innovation in frozen yogurt and healthy frozen drinks, dedicated their grand opening in Wappingers Falls last week to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation by donating 16% of all sales during the day to the Hudson Valley breast cancer organization.

16 Handles

Photo – from l-r: 16 Handles General Manager, Julia Mailler; Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood; 16 Handles of Wappingers Falls NY Owner/Operator Lawrence Frazier, who presents a check for $300.

“What a wonderful tribute to all of the hard work we do for people affected by breast cancer,” Ms. Forood stated.  “The management and staff of 16 Handles showed their commitment to local causes and the quality of life in our Hudson Valley by supporting Miles of Hope.” (more…)

Beachbody Fitness Team Donates to Miles of Hope

A local Beachbody team will be donating 20% of profits from the sales of their Challenge Packs to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. 

fitness fundraiser
Beachbody offers fitness, weight loss, and muscle-building home-exercise DVDs. Local coaches form this team in the Hudson Valley.

“We are all women who are supportive of each other every day, so what better organization to give back to but a local breast cancer organization? We decided on the Miles of Hope Foundation,” said team member Amy McKenna.

Miles of Hope funds support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley, New York: Columbia, Greene, Putnam, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester.

“We are looking forward to continuing to help others on their journey to a healthy lifestyle, all while giving back to women in need in our community,” said McKenna. “We hope for you to join us in an effort to support the fight against breast cancer!”

Programs that can be purchased include:
  • The 21 Day Fix
  • The 21 Day Fix Extreme
  • T-25
  • Insanity
  • Body Beast
  • Plus much more!!
For more information, contact Amy McKenna at 914-262-8016 or

Marist Wins MAAC Goodworks Award – Donates to Miles of Hope

Marist_Student_CenterThe Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has announced Marist College as the winner of the 2014-2015 MAAC Goodworks Challenge for the third consecutive year. As a result of winning this year’s challenge, Marist College has received a $1,000 donation, which will be made to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Red Foxes athletic administrators, student-athletes, coaches, and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) took part in 54 community service events and earned over 6,300 points in the academic year. Marist’s largest amount of volunteered hours in the 2014-15 challenge went to Haviland Middle School Sportsmanship Day, over the course of two days, small groups of student-athletes went to the middle school to speak with each gym class about being a college athlete, the importance of academics, and good sportsmanship. Over 100 student-athletes from different teams participated in this event.

Other great events included the Hagan GREAT USA (Girls Reading Enthusiastically across the USA) program, in which female student athletes from lacrosse, rowing, and volleyball went to Hagan five times during the spring semester to help girls with homework after school and then play games. The entire volleyball team went one week and did a volleyball lesson along with a week when a lacrosse athlete did a lacrosse demonstration.

The Hagan Project Mobile was a similar event in which male student athletes did five sessions with students throughout the spring semester. Along with the different programs, the women’s basketball team and men’s football team did elementary and middle school visits at Violet Elementary School, Haviland Middle School, and LaGrange Middle School to talk about college and academics as well as do drills and learning activities about their respective sports.

Other events throughout the year included visits to the Poughkeepsie Children’s Home, Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, the Girl Scout Sport Sampler, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity’s Make a difference Day, Bonnie’s Boxes, and the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.

“Our student-athletes devoted so much time and effort and I’m so proud of them for that.” said Marist Director of Student-Athlete Enhancement, Alyssa Gates. “Also the Miles of Hope Foundation is a great organization that we’re happy to have worked with in the past and I’m excited that they’re receiving the donation. They do outstanding work in our community.”

Marist Women’s Soccer Pink Out Game Oct.25


pink out soccerThe Marist women’s soccer team will host its fifth annual Pink Out game on Saturday, Oct. 25, when the Red Foxes host Monmouth in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) match. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Tenney Stadium, and admission is free and open to the public.
In honor of Miles of Hope, the Marist Athletics Department will recognize breast cancer survivors with a special on-field ceremony. Survivors who would like to be involved in this ceremony are encouraged to contact Assistant Athletics Director for External Affairs, Andy Alongi, via email at

James O’Neill High School Volleyball Raises Money for Breast Cancer programs

james oneil high schoolMiles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation received a donation from the James O’Neill High School Volleyball varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams from a fundraiser they organized last October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Click to read the
letter from Cathryn Biordi and Katelyn Kort, Co-Head Varsity Volleyball Coaches and Melinda Garrick, Junior Varsity Volleyball Head Coach who helped the teams organize Diggin’ for a Cure!

The high school is located in Highland Falls, NY.

Marist Women’s Soccer PINK OUT Game Sept.21


pink out soccerOn Saturday, September 21st, 2013 the Marist Women’s Soccer Team will take on the Manhattan Jaspers in the fourth annual PINK OUT game.

In honor of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, the Red Foxes invite all survivors to participate in the pregame ceremonies at Tenney Stadium where they will be honored by walking on the field with the players at the start of the game. Calling ALL Survivors: To be introduced at the game, sign up by emailing the Marist Athletic Department at or calling 845-575-3699 ext. 2329.

There will be official Red Foxes Women’s Soccer/Miles of Hope t-shirts for sale, plenty of giveaways, and recognition of all breast cancer survivors who attend the match. All merchandise proceeds go to benefit Miles of Hope. The survivor ceremony is at 3:45 pm and the game kicks off at 4 pm.

NYU Pink Zone Game Honors Miles of Hope


Tear It Up!The 2012-13 Tear It Up! schedule continues on Friday, February 15, with the basketball teams’ doubleheader against University Athletic Association (UAA) foe Washington University.

The Tear It Up! is also the NYU’s Department of Athletics’ sixth annual Pink Zone event. NYU Athletics, with assistance from the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), will be raising money to benefit Miles of Hope. Last year, NYU Athletics raised more than $2,600 to benefit Miles of Hope through its Pink Zone event.

The Tear It Up! and Pink Zone events start at 5:45 pm at the Jerome S. Coles Sports Center. The women’s basketball contest against the 13th-ranked Bears tips off at 6:00 pm, while the men’s basketball team’s game against 17th-ranked Washington begins at 8:00 pm.

All NYU students in attendance will receive food and a t-shirt with a suggested donation of $3 to Miles of Hope. All others in attendance can purchase a t-shirt with a $15 donation to Miles of Hope.

Adams Fairacre Farms Pin Up program raises $10,000+ for Miles of Hope

Adams Pinup Program

Miles of Hope’s Pari Forood, (navy blue sweater, far right) with Poughkeepsie Adams winning cashier Roe Annunziata (green Adams shirt), Adams Manager Jenn Noll (pink shirt) and other members of the Adams team.

Adams Fairacre Farms raised over $10,000 during a Pin Up program at all four locations in honor of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. As an incentive for cashiers, the Poughkeepsie Galleria donated $100 gift certificates to the cashier who raised the most donations. Pictured with Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood, (navy blue sweater, far right) is the Poughkeepsie Adams winning cashier Roe Annunziata (green Adams shirt) and Adams Manager Jenn Noll (pink shirt).

Every year, Adams runs a pin up program to honor Miles of Hope.

“This year was our most successful year ever for the Pin Up programs,” explained Jenn Noll. “All of the cashiers got very competitive with each other and Miles of Hope is the beneficiary!”

“We are indebted to all 4 Adams locations for their dedication to the cause of breast cancer awareness,” said Pari Forood. “The donations from this program will go to support services for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.”

Fairview Firehouse Raises Money for Breast Cancer

Fairview FirehouseFairview Firehouse firemen had a purpose this fall and it was to raise money for breast cancer support programs.

“We looked around for a local breast cancer charity and found Miles of Hope,” explained Justin Bohlmann of the Fairview Fire District. “We wanted our donation to go to people who we knew were affected by this disease right here in the Hudson Valley.”

The photo shows firemen of the Fairview Fire District presenting Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood, with a check for $1,000. The donation will go to further Miles of Hope’s mission to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.

“People want to make donations to local organizations where they can see the impact,” explained Ms. Forood. “There are so many people in the Hudson Valley who we have helped over our 10 year history that our track record speaks for itself.”

Crave Owner Salutes Miles of Hope

Crave Restaurant

L-R: Pari Forood, Miles of Hope E.D.; Edward Kowalski, chef and owner of Crave; Rachel Ross, Miles of Hope volunteer

Edward Kowalski, chef and owner of Crave Restaurant (129 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie) and Lola’s Cafe (131 Washington St.) has donated over $800 from promotions run during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“We wanted to give back to all of our customers and patrons who are affected by this disease,” explained Chef Kowalski.
Pictured with Mr. Kowalski and Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope (photo-left) is Rachel Ross (purple sweater) recent breast cancer survivor and Miles of Hope volunteer.
“Crave catered my wedding,” Mrs. Ross explained, “and 3 weeks later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Ever since that moment, Ed has been a big supporter of mine. When he realized that Crave and Lola’s wanted to honor me and all those affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley, I told him about Miles of Hope. He was very impressed that Miles of Hope is right here in the Hudson Valley and that all of his donation will go to help people in our area,” Mrs. Ross said.