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“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!”
Sunday 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
“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.
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…)
- Heavy hors d’oeuvres
- Cash bar
- Silent auction
- “Chopped”-style judging by professional bakers
- Purchase competition-quality cupcakes to eat there or take home
All proceeds after expenses benefit the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, the Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital and Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
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“The Fun Run is in its 12th year, raising over $100,000 for Miles of Hope programs,” explained Race Chairman Lori Decker.
“Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley,” added Executive Director Pari Forood. “The event committee is made up of volunteers, all dedicated to running and helping us help others.”
Photos from the event are on the Miles of Hope website milesofhope.org. Race times and photos are posted on the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club website mhrrc.org.