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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.
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 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.”
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.
UPDATE See the article in the Poughkeepsie Journal
The Brake Shop on Route 9 in Wappingers Falls ran a promotion in April and May to raise money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. For every brake job in April and May, the Brake Shop made a donation to the charity.
In the attached photo owner Mike Spinelli (email@example.com) is shown presenting a check for $450 to Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood.
Miles of Hope is a 501-c-3, non profit, public charity with a mission to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, NY.
Joy Insurance of Middletown, NY, will donate $2 to Miles of Hope for every new “like” on their Facebook page.
Joy Insurance is a premier independent insurance agency serving Middletown, Montgomery, Poughkeepsie, Rockland County, & Sullivan County, NY.
For information about Joy Insurance visit their website, and be sure to go to their Facebook page and click “Like”! Maximum: 500 likers.
Triathlete and breast cancer survivor Laura Wong-Pan will be competing in the Survival of the Shawangunks (SOS) Triathlon and raising funds for Miles of Hope.
The Triathlon, which takes place on September 9, 2012, consists of eight stages starting at the Ulster County Fairgrounds and ending, after 30 miles of bicycling, 2.4 miles of swimming in three lakes, and 19.7 miles of trail running, at the Albert K Smiley Memorial Tower on Sky Top near the Mohonk Mountain House!
Please donate to Laura’s fundraiser. Click for her donation page.
More information about her participation is available on breastcancer.org.
We would like to send a special thanks to the Orange County Little League baseball organization!
Orange County Little League has chosen the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation as their designated charity this spring.
“At all little league games, the group will sell Spirit cups which are plastic cups with sports teams logos on them; 4 cups for $15.00. For every order of the special “pink, breast cancer” cups, we are asking for $20.00 per order of 4 cups, with $5.00 going to Miles of Hope.” -Michael Colotti (father of a player)
Miles of Hope greatly appreciates this kind and generous contribution from the Orange County Little League!
“We are grateful and honored that Orange County Little League has chosen to raise money for us. Raising awareness and funds for support programs helps young people understand not only the impact of charity, but the force of good.”
- Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood