The 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 email@example.com.
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The staff of the Vail Farm Elementary School took it upon themselves to celebrate October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a very special way– by helping their friends, neighbors and family who may be affected by breast cancer now or in the future.
“I have been raising money for Miles of Hope for years,” explained teacher Bonnie Glick, “but always in May for the Annual Spring Brunch. When October rolled around, I wanted to do something with my school, to show our support as an organization.”
Through the sale of merchandise and ribbons and promotions like Pink Out Day, Vail Farm Elementary School raised $1400 for Miles of Hope.
“This is just another example of a grass roots effort to selflessly address needs in the community,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “Our Hudson Valley is filled with magnanimous people reaching out and doing whatever they can for local organizations like ours, enhancing our ability to help those who need us.”
At the Newburgh Elks headquarters at 356 Washington Street, Newburgh, John Guidice (purple t-shirt), Chairman and organizer of the annual Fall Festival and Fundraiser along with the Elks Executive Committee, presents a check to Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood.
The first annual Miles of Hope — Lake Effect Car Show raised over $3500 through donations, sale of t-shirts and stickers, and a 50/50. Andrew Flynn of Poughkeepsie who lost his mother to breast cancer decided to organize a Car Meet to honor her memory and raise money for Miles of Hope.
As a car enthusiast, Andrew brought together his two loves and decided to organize a car meet as a fundraiser for Miles of Hope. “My mother was helped by Miles of Hope as was the receptionist at my office, American Heating and Cooling in Poughkeepsie,” he said. “I wanted to give back to the organization that helps people right here in the Hudson Valley.”
His cousin, Jason Safran, Car Chief of Dyson Racing brought a racing car and many of his staff to volunteer to the event last Saturday at Lake Taghkanic State Park in southern Columbia County. “We all wanted to pitch in to raise money for breast cancer programs,” Andrew said..
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!
“This year we have a special program planned in honor of our 10th Anniversary,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood. “We will be awarding our scholarship recipients at the Brunch and honoring them and their parents.”
2014 Scholarship Recipients:
- Darren Pikul, Highland – Highland High School- Onondaga Community College
- Kayley Spinella, Poughkeepsie – Arlington High School – Betty Howard Scholarship Recipient – Kings College, Brooklyn
- Kaitlin Pearson, East Chatham – Chatham High School – Syracuse University
- Claire Mulpeter, Red Hook – Red Hook High School – Ithaca College
“There will also be a special 10th Anniversary Video highlighting Miles of Hope volunteers and programs,” added co-Founder Dana Effron. “This video will enable us to share with the 500 supporters in our audience footage from many of our events and best wishes from the participants, volunteers, and organizers.”
“None of this would be possible without our extraordinary sponsors!” reminded Brunch Chairwoman Lisa Arnoff of Arnoff Moving and Storage. “Without Health Quest, Arnoff Moving and Storage, Premier Medical Group, BMW of the Hudson Valley, Dana and Ira Effron, D’Arcangelo and Co, Half Time Beverage, Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC, and Hudson River Fruit Distributors/The Albinder Family, we would not be able to help people in the Hudson Valley affected by breast cancer.”