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Car Meet at James Baird State Park

carshowAll cars, trucks, and bikes are welcome at the 2nd Annual Lake Effect Car Meet, Sunday, May 3, 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Come enjoy awesome cars, amazing people, and a beautiful day in James Baird State Park off the Taconic Parkway in Pleasant Valley. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“Last year was the first year for this event and they raised thousands of dollars for our foundation,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “We are indebted to Andrew Flynn and his volunteer crew for organizing this car meet as a fundraiser for us.”

There is a recommended donation of $10 per car.
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Miles of Hope Salutes Moms!


home-momsIn honor of Mother’s Day, and the upcoming Annual Spring Brunch on May 3, at the Grandview honoring all those affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley, the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is honoring mothers by highlighting them on their website.

“Mother’s are the backbone of our culture,” stated mother, and daughter (and Executive Director of Miles of Hope) Pari Forood. “We decided to honor them this Spring on our website and the response has been great!”

“We opened it up to the entire Miles of Hope family and we were flooded with the most heartwarming photos of mothers and daughters,” she explained.

Please go to to see a scroll of the photos.

 Mother, mother in law, daughter, and daughter in law (and Miles of Hope Brunch Chairman) Lisa Arnoff explained why honoring mothers is so important to the Foundation: “breast cancer affects everyone–mothers, daughters and even a small percentage of men. When you are in treatment as my mother was, support comes from everywhere but especially your family; and mothers are at the heart of the family.”

Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley. The Annual Spring Brunch with a silent auction, raffle for a trip to Aruba, and door prizes is on May 3, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie.

All information on the event:

A Recipe for Hope: Dessert Competition *Updated*

brasserie292Brasserie 292 in Poughkeepsie is holding a dessert competition to raise money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

If you would like to join in the fun, email your favorite original recipe, along with a little excerpt of why it’s your favorite, to The deadline is March 31, 2015.

The top six-to-eight entries will be chosen by the culinary staff of Brasserie 292 and will be featured on their menu for the month of April. Guests will vote, and the winner will receive a $250 gift card to Brasserie 292.

UPDATE: The dessert finalists have been chosen:
Lauren Ballard: Banana Pudding
David Cullinan: Pecan Chocolate Chip Pie
Patti Cusatis: Strawberry Tea Cookies
Mackenzie Hartsock: Mascarpone Berry Tart
Lydia Higginson: Maple Pot De Creme
Christina Tyrrell: Gooey Mocha

Now it’s your job to choose the winner! Come to Brasserie 292, try the desserts, and vote for the one you like best. All proceeds will be donated to Miles of Hope.

For more information visit Brasserie 292 on Facebook, send an email to or call 845-473-0292.

Rocktown Monarchs Photos: Breast Cancer Classic 2015

monarchsOn Sunday, 1/11/15, the Rocktown Monarchs hosted a youth basketball tournament benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. JR Inman, (tall gentleman in pink sweatshirt) semi-pro basketball player with the NY Knicks minor league team, hosted the event. Click to see more photos on Facebook.


Silhouette of a Woman Fashion Show – March 12, 2015

Silhouette of a Woman Fashion ShowThursday, March 12 at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY [directions]:
Silhouette of a Woman Fashion Show benefiting Miles of Hope, sponsored by the MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center.

Please join us for the return of this gala event, once again at the historic Bardavon 1869 Opera House.

Tickets are just $25 per person ($35 at the door), and all proceeds from ticket sales go to Miles of Hope. The show will include children’s, maternity, evening and mature clothing, as well as the latest trends. The event starts at 6 pm with a cocktail hour, followed by the show from 7 to 9 pm.

Online ticket sales have ended. You may still be able to buy tickets at the Bardavon box office ($35/person).

UPDATE March 13:
See videos and photos of the show.

Pink Out January 9th!


pinkoutFriday, 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.

Wassaic Auto Shop Raises Money for Breast Cancer


L-R: Kyle Barron, Jack Gregory, Linda Gregory handing check to Pari Forood, Kaitlin Gregory, Jim Killmer, Brian Merritt, Brian Mackay

Jack’s Auto Service of Wassaic raised over $1200, with donations from every oil change in the month of October.

“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.”

Powers Fasteners Raises Funds for Miles of Hope

collagePowers Fasteners, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, had a Miles of Hope day at their offices in Brewster, NY. Everyone in the company participated in raising money for the regional breast cancer foundation which funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.

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.

Gold’s Gym Duathlon Raises Funds for Miles of Hope

Gold’s Gym in LaGrange held a duathlon on Oct. 5 and raised over $4,600 to support 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!


Marist Women’s Soccer Pink Out Game Oct.25


pink out soccerThe 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