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Family Fun Run Raises Money/Awareness for Breast Cancer Programs

2016
The 13th Annual Family 5K Fun Run benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will be held Saturday, April 23, at Tymor Park in Union Vale. (photo of breast cancer survivor Lynne Kopac and supporters attached)
“All are welcome to run for time or run for the first time!” said Event organizer and chairman Lori Decker, local community activist, athletic trainer and co-owner of Forza Fitness in Millbrook.
“This event which I started for my clients has blossomed into a wonderful event for beginners, seasoned runners running to qualify for bigger races, and kids. Everyone should feel comfortable running and welcoming Spring on April 23, at beautiful Tymor Park!” she said.
Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood added: “The Family Fun Run has raised over $200,000 for Miles of Hope programs since its inception 13 years ago. We are indebted to Lori Decker who has run this event from the beginning for all of her hard work and enthusiasm. She can convince anyone to run! And as a marathon runner herself, she knows the benefits of staying in shape to reduce cancer risk.”
Miles of Hope, a 501-c-3, public charity, funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“We are the only local breast cancer foundation funding programs in the 8 counties: scholarships for high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer; complementary medicine programs at area hospitals; a Peer to Peer hotline with trained survivors ready to answer questions; and a fund for financial emergencies for people in treatment for breast cancer,” explained Miles of Hope co-Founder Cathy Varunok.
 
The Family Fun Run honors two Hudson Valley women and breast cancer survivors: Marie Cole and Barbara Bennett. For more information on them: http://milesofhope.org/funrun/
 
Email Information:
Need more information or have questions? mohrun@hotmail.com
Want to volunteer? mohrunvols@hotmail.com
Would you like to be a vendor? milesofhope5kvendors@gmail.com
 

Texas Roadhouse Raises the Bar!

2015
Texas-RoadhouseIn order to ‘stomp out breast cancer’ with ‘pink cowboy boots’, Kingston Texas Roadhouse owner Adam Smith ran several promotions at his restaurant to raise money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. In the photograph (right), Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood stands with Mr. Smith and the giant donation check for $1,534.

“We sold t-shirts with pink cowboy boots on them, we accepted donations at all cash registers, we had pin ups on the walls and we gave proceeds from all sales in October all to raise money for Miles of Hope,” explained Mr. Smith. “We know what Miles of Hope is doing for our area and the people who need help when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. If you are not part of the solution, you don’t realize the extent of the problem. Everyone in our organization kicked in (pun intended!) to help and we were really pleased with the result,” he added.

Miles of Hope funds support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley. “All money raised stays here to help Hudson Valley residents with everything from paying bills while they are in treatment to scholarships for college-bound high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer,” Ms. Forood said. “We are humbled and grateful to Adam and all those who have raised money for us throughout 2015 to enable us to achieve our mission.”


John Jay Pinks out at Soccer and Volleyball

2015
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John Jay Women’s Soccer Team

John Jay Women’s Soccer decided to pink out for their game against Ketcham on October 16.

“The girls decided to wear pink and raise money for breast cancer programs at Miles of Hope,” explained Coach CJ Greenwood. “Then the parents got involved and we were able to raise money through bake sales, t-shirt sales and donations.”

“We have a very active parent group,” explained soccer mom and Hopewell resident, Lisa McHugh. “I was able to present the idea of donating to Miles of Hope during October Breast Cancer Awareness month to all of the parents and everyone loved it. There are so many at John Jay and in our community affected by breast cancer- we just wanted to do something to help,” Mrs. McHugh said (mother of team member Melissa).

Local schools stepped up and raised money for Miles of Hope all throughout October. “We have been overwhelmed with the generosity of this community,” added Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood. “John Jay has always been so generous to us and this year women’s soccer as well as volleyball had pink games in our honor. We can’t wait for basketball season!”


Miles of Hope Day at the NY Jets on Sunday!

2015

MOH-Jets-TeeSunday is Miles of Hope Day at the NY Jets football game against the Washington Redskins! 150 people are attending the game as a fundraiser for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“50 lucky people including breast cancer survivors will be holding the flags during the Opening Ceremonies when the Jets run on to the field,” explained Miles of Hope Co-Founder, Cathy Varunok.

“We’ve been working with the Jets organization to make this a fun outing for our volunteers and supporters and we are excited that so many people are joining us!” she added.

Miles of Hope is a regional breast cancer foundation with a mission to fund support services and outreach to people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, NY. Events throughout October highlight not only fundraising efforts but education and outreach as well. October Calendar

“Look for us on the field at the beginning of the game as well as in the stands during the game- we will all be wearing our pink logo t-shirts (photo attached) and helping the Jets and the NFL recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood.

Arlington Field Hockey Rocks the Pink!

2015
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The Arlington Varsity field hockey team presents Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood with giant check for $1300

After a fund raising car wash in LaGrange, a bounteous bakesale at the game, and a pink t-shirt sale all week in the halls, the Arlington Varsity field hockey team presented Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood, with a giant check for $1300. The Arlington Admirals field hockey team won Wednesday October 7′s home conference Pink Out game against Mahopac by a score of 1-0.
“We have more money to give Miles of Hope!” added Stephanie Grady, an enthusiastic mother of a player on the team, and one of the parent chaperone’s of the car wash.

“The big check represents proceeds from the car wash and donations from Arlington High School students however we have additional money from the bake sale and t-shirt sale,” explained coach Stephanie Tito.

“These young girls understand the value of preventive medicine, even at their ages. I was thrilled to be able to talk to them briefly on the field about encouraging their mothers and grandmothers- all female relatives over 50- to have an annual mammogram. And I also stressed the importance of a healthy diet to reduce cancer risk – they already know the benefits of exercise!” explained Ms. Forood.

Newburgh Elks Donate to Miles of Hope

2015
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Robert McCormick, President of the Newburgh Elks, presents check to Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood

The Newburgh Elks Club raises money for local charities every year at their annual barbeque at their headquarters on Washington Street in Newburgh. The outing usually coincides with three incongruous things: Fall, football, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For the past two years, the organization has made a donation to the only regional breast cancer charity helping Dutchess and Orange Counties- the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. (more…)

Zumba-Cize-A-Thon in Walden, Oct. 3, 2015

2015

Zumba fitness woman dancingA Zumba-Cize-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10-noon at the Wooster Grove Community Center, Walden, NY [map]. Come work out and raise money for Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Agenda:

  • Dancing
  • DJ
  • Raffles
  • Shakeology Bar
  • Fun!

The cost is $20 | Kids 10 and under $10. All proceeds to Miles of Hope.

For more info: Download Flyer | Email amymckenna8@gmail.com

Marist Volleyball Dig Pink Game for Breast Cancer October 11, 2015

2015
pink-ribbon-volleyballThe Dig Pink Match between the Marist Women’s Volleyball Team and Fairfield University will be held on Sunday, October 11 at 1 PM at the McCann Center, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie NY. This sport event will be a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

Admission is free. Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will be there with donation buckets. The entire team will be wearing pink shoelaces.

For more information, visit the Marist website.

 

4th Annual Cosmos & Cupcakes For Causes A Real Sweetie

2015
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L-R Back Row: Regina McGrade, Pari Forood, Tina James, Gwen DeSousa, Atia Harvin and Richelle Winston, Tonya Addy, Seated: L. Judges Dan Maughan, Tomas and Ed Kowalski

This 4th annual “sweet” event to benefit three great charities, The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital was held on Tuesday evening, June 2. Nearly 200 people gathered at Anthony’s Pier 9 to watch cupcake contestants crowned and extravagant mixologists making creative “spirited” cosmos. By popular demand guests SAMPLED the cupcakes this year, enjoyed a light supper followed by a fantastic program that told the “Story” of the ties that bind the organization and the people they serve.

Regina McGrade, VP of Marketing and Development at the Family Health Center, the events lead and founding agency shared; “The committee teams from each charity are very proud of the collaborative spirit in producing this event and working with each other every day for the health and wellbeing of our communities. The collaborations also included the SLC Auxiliary, The Friends of the Family Health Center, the students at The Nora Cronin Presentation Academy for production – painting over 200 clay pots (cupcakes).”

The event has raised nearly $50k for EACH charity to date.

The Best in Show winning cupcake this year was “Raspberry Patch” by Tina James.

The Fan Favorite AND Second Place cupcake was “Southern Charm” by Gwen DeSousa, a 2013 winner of this event.

Third Place was “Tres Leche” by Atia Harvin and Richelle Winston

The reigning Cosmo Champion (Pineapple Upside Down Cake 2014), Allison Sutherland was recognized for her 2015 Cherry Vanilla Cosmo.

Celebrity volunteer judges were:
Tomas, of Tomas Restaurant Group; Tomas Cafe in Wappingers Falls

 Ed Kowalski, CIA graduate and chef/owner of Lola’s Cafe under the Walkway, and Crave Restaurant in Poughkeepsie

Dan Maughan, Assistant Vice President, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital,  Littman Cancer Center

 

CIA Brazil Carnival Dinner to benefit Miles of Hope!

2015

This Event Is Sold Out!

On June 13, the CIA will turn into ‘Carnival in Rio’ for a dinner-event benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Throughout the night CIA students will be showcasing the lively colors, festive foods, and tropical-themed cocktails of Brazil.

Location: The Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY
Reception: Reception and silent auction begin on Anton Plaza at 6 p.m.
Dinner: Dinner to be held in Farquharson Hall at 7:15 p.m.
Attire: Semi-formal
Charity: Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation
Scholarship: CIA’s Side Towel Scholarship which provides financial aid to students, regardless of academic standing, a resource to continue their education
Price: $95 per person, includes all beverages, taxes, and service charges
Entertainment: Live Latin music by Big Band Sound

The public is invited however seating is limited. For more information and to make reservations ciarestaurantgroup.com/charityevents/viva-rio/This event is sold out.