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Calling All Bartenders!

2014
Cosmos and Cupcakes

Click the image to download a flyer

The Hudson Valley’s premier cosmopolitan competition is heating up to be the definitive public evaluation of mixmaxing skill in our region! All are invited to compete by registering at: http://milesofhope.org/cosmosandcupcakes/
Judges will be awarding the winner based on taste, creativity and appearance.
 
At the 3rd Annual Cosmos and Cupcakes at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, on June 3, from 6-9, bartenders, mixologists, and talented amateurs will compete for “Best Cosmo in the Hudson Valley.”
The event benefits the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Centers and the Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. (click to download flyer)
For more information contact Regina McGrade rmcgrade@ghvfhc.org (845) 220-3100

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

2014
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.

500 to Celebrate Spring and Breast Cancer Programs this Sunday

2014
brunch2013The 10th Annual Spring Brunch for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie is this Sunday, May 4, from 11- 2:00.

“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
“Each scholarship recipient will receive $3000 toward their college expenses,” explained Miles of Hope co-Founder Cathy Varunok. “The Scholarship Committee made up of current and retired educators and community leaders chose these high school seniors from a list of very qualified candidates.”

“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.”

Annual Spring Brunch May 4

2014

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The 10th Annual Miles of Hope Spring Brunch will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY.

In 2013, Miles of Hope raised more than $450,000 to fund support programs in the Hudson Valley. Nearly one-third of that was raised at the Annual Spring Brunch. In its ten-year history of funding support services for people affected by breast cancer, Miles of Hope has given away more than $1,000,000.

Be part of this success!
• Become a Sponsor
• Advertise
• Have Brunch with Us

Your support is critical to the continued success of Miles of Hope.

Reservations are available now for purchase online.


While we much prefer online reservations, if you wish to reserve on paper please click to download the reservation form (PDF).

Companies: Please Sponsor This Event
We want to give companies the opportunity to be a special part of this event. Your support is critical to the continued success of this foundation. For more information, click to download the Sponsorship Packet (PDF).

Grand Prize Drawing–Cruise for 2 on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2
Departs NY July 1, 2014 (5 days). Ports of Call: New York, Halifax, Boston and back to New York.
Ocean View Cabin, Meals Included
Restrictions Apply; Tax and Gratuities Not Included. Donated in part by Cunard and CDT Travel, Inc., Newburgh
$25 each Ticket. Need not be present at the Brunch to win.

Questions? Please call Lisa 914-475-6060 or email lisa@arnoff.com

Please join us in making a difference in the lives of those touched by Breast Cancer.

Hoops for Hope Sunday March 16

2014
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Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball

The 9th Annual Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the McCann Recreation Center at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

Hoops for Hope is the annual 3 on 3 women’s charity basketball tournament that raises funds for Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Hoops for Hope allows women of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play basketball in a competitive or less challenging arena depending on their choice of division.

Registration is now closed — come cheer on your team!

You can still make a donation to Hoops for Hope. Click the “Donate” button.


If you would like to volunteer to help at this event, please email hoops.milesofhope@gmail.com

Marist Women’s “Play4Kay” Basketball Feb. 14

2014

play4kayPlease join us on Friday, February 14 as the Marist Women’s basketball team take on Quinnipiac in their annual Marist Women’s Basketball/Miles of Hope Play4Kay game honoring breast cancer survivors.

As in previous years, breast cancer survivors will be honored at the game. Survivors are asked to pre-register for the Half Time Salute with Marist Assistant Athletics Director Andy Alongi. Email redfoxes@marist.edu or call (845) 575-3699 x2329 and let Marist Athletics know how many years you have been a survivor.

Game time is 5 PM at the McCann Recreation Center, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY [map].

Free Pink Valentine’s Day T-Shirt for the first 1000 people in the arena, courtesy of BMW of the Hudson Valley.

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Click to buy tickets.

Photos of last year’s game.

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Pink Friday in Warwick raises $1000 for Miles of Hope

2013
pink friday checkThe merchants of Warwick, NY banded together to create PINK FRIDAY to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
In the photo, Tim Mullally, owner of Style Counsel and Blue stores in Warwick, and organizer of Pink Friday, presents Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood with a check for $1,000 for support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“This was the 2nd Annual Pink Friday,” Mr. Mullally said, “and we can’t wait to do it again next year!”
Thank you Tim Mullally and all of the Warwick merchants, you allow us to further our mission and help those who need us.

Click to read more about Pink Friday 2013

Zumba/Bokwa fitness fundraiser Raises Money for Miles of Hope

2013
zumbabokwa2013Saturday, November 16,  at Roy C. Ketcham High School Cafeteria, 99 Myers Corners Rd in Wappingers Falls Miss Becca’s Dance Centre and Zumba/Fitness Instructor JoAnn Wolfe sponsored a Zumba and Bokwa Fitness Fundraiser for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
“We raised over $800 from 40 participants who came out to dance and explore this new type of movement all in honor of Miles of Hope,” explained Joann Wolfe (wolfe1668@optonline.net; 914-466-4638)
Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood said: “once again a wonderful supporter of ours has creatively turned an event into a fundraiser to help people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley. Joann, we salute you and thank you for helping us to help people who need us.”
In the photo Joann Wolfe is in the pink pants on the right.

Team SFH/Molloys Raises $10,000 for Miles of Hope!

2013

SFH-Molloy2013Team St. Francis Hospital and Molloy’s Pharmacy raised $10,000 for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of the Community Walk for Breast Cancer at James Baird State Park on 10/6/13.  Flanking Miles of Hope ED in the photo are from l-r: Mary Luvera, SFH Cancer Center; PF (pink shirt, blue skirt); SFH Physical Therapist Dori Kerner; SFH Human Resources, Wendy Devens.

“Money keeps pouring in from the extraordinarily generous employees of these two iconic Hudson Valley organizations,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. She continued: “At the Walk, St Francis/Molloy’s Team was the largest team with 74 walkers and they raised the most money as well. We are indebted to all of these committed and motivated fund raisers; they understand how important our mission is and they help us directly by allowing Miles of Hope to support people in treatment for breast cancer right here in the Hudson Valley.”

SFH Human Resources Director Wendy Devens explained that the funds were raised throughout September in preparation for the Walk: “Money was raised through a lottery basket raffle, bake sales, candy sales, condo raffle, walkers & general donations,” she explained. “Every year we get ready for the Miles of Hope Walk and SFH employees get involved by creating various ways to raise money. So many of us have been affected directly by breast cancer that it is natural for SFH and Molloy’s to want to help.”

Zumba Fitness and Bokwa Fitness Fundraiser Nov. 16

2013
Zumba-BokwaSaturday, November 16, noon – 2 PM, at Roy C. Ketcham High School Cafeteria, 99 Myers Corners Rd in Wappingers Falls [map], Miss Becca’s Dance Centre and JoAnn Wolfe will sponsor a Zumba and Bokwa Fitness Fundraiser. to raise funds for Miles of Hope. Multiple instructors, raffles & refreshments. Adults $20, 12 & under $5.

For more information, download download the flyer or call 914-466-4638.