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Annual Spring Brunch May 4



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

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

Hoops for Hope Sunday March 16

Hoops for Hope

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

Marist Women’s “Play4Kay” Basketball Feb. 14


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 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.


Click to buy tickets.

Photos of last year’s game.



Pink Friday in Warwick raises $1000 for Miles of Hope

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

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 (; 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!


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

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.

Film Premiere & Party: The Hot Flashes POSTPONED!


hot-flashes-frontMiles of Hope regrets that due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to postpone the screening of The Hot Flashes, and the after party, originally planned for October 17. We will reschedule for a future date.

Ticket buyers will receive refunds. If you bought a ticket through WePay, your credit card will be refunded. If you bought a ticket from the Bardavon Box Office, your form of payment will be refunded. If you sent a check to the PO Box, it will be ripped up.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Many thanks to all of you who bought tickets in support of Miles of Hope.

Dutchess County Duathlon Sept 29


Dana Effron, Miles of Hope Co-Founder,
Ron Paglia, Race Chairman

The Dutchess County Duathlon Run-Bike-Run benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will take place on September 29, at 8:00 a.m. starting and finishing at Gold’s Gym in Lagrange.

The event consists of a 2 mile run, 10 mile bike and a 2 mile run. Participants can sign up for a relay or compete individually. A complimentary brunch will be held at 10:30 following the race courtesy of Epicure Catering. Registration for the event is $30 for a single and $50 for a relay team.

The Duathlon begins on the Dutchess County Rail Trail with the run. A transition area for the bikes will be set up in the Gold’s Gym parking lot.The bike portion (10 miles) begins at the access road from the parking lot and continues onto Daley Road. The final run of 2 miles is back on the Rail Trail.

For information: ; 845-463-4800

Pink Friday in Warwick Oct. 11

PinkFridayThe Warwick (NY) Merchants Guild presents the Second Annual Pink Friday on October 11th, 2013, 3PM-9PM. Pink Friday is again sponsored by the Bon Secours Charity Health System and the beneficiary is Miles of Hope.

Click to download the poster.

Pink Friday is the brainchild of Tim Mullally, owner and operator of two clothing retail stores in Warwick, NY: Style Counsel and Blue.

Besides the many colorful shops and eateries participating in Pink Friday offering special discounts, promotions and other “freebies”, there will also be several dozen street vendors up and down Main Street and on Railroad Avenue, and a DJ will provide music to dance the night away

Participating shops and restaurants will be donating a percentage of the day’s proceeds to Miles of Hope

For more information email, or Tim Mullally: