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Friday, January 9th 2015, is Pink-Out Night in the Hudson Valley, where four games will help support the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. At Arlington High School, the girls JV basketball team will host Carmel at 4:15 pm, followed by the varsity game. AHS will have a bake sale, collect donations, have a 50/50 raffle and sell Miles of Hope merchandise.
At John Jay High School, the Patriots host archrival Ketcham in a girls/boys doubleheader starting with the girls at 5 p.m. JJHS has a concession stand, and they have been selling Pink-Out shirts this week at school.
“We know people who were helped by Miles of Hope and wanted to give back to the foundation that is right here in the Hudson Valley,” explained co-owner Linda Gregory. “Everyone in our shop was committed and excited to raise money for Miles of Hope and they all pitched in!”
Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope, added: “So many businesses in our eight county area have taken it upon themselves to raise money for us. They have done it in very creative ways with promotions, athletic contests, and sales, and we are very grateful for all of them.”
Christina Panuccio-Martinez, Human Resources Generalist at Powers Fasteners said: “Last Friday, everyone wore jeans and something pink and made a donation. We wanted to help Miles of Hope because it helps people in our area.”
“Thank you to yet another business which took the initiative to help their neighbors and colleagues who may be affected by breast cancer. We are honored to use their donation to fund programs and outreach for those who need us here in the Hudson Valley,” added Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope.
In the photo, members of the duathlon team present Miles of Hope co-founder Dana Effron with the check.
Click to read the article in Country Courier Magazine.
Many thanks to Gold’s Gym in LaGrange and the organizers and participants in the duathlon!
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..