Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Marist Women’s Soccer Pink Out Game Sept.25

2014

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 redfoxes@marist.edu.

Vail Farm Elementary Raises Money for Miles of Hope

2014

vailfarmelementaryThe 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.”

 

Newburgh Elks Raise Money for Miles of Hope

2014
Miles of Hope E.D. Pari Forood with Elks Executive Committee

Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood with Elks Executive Committee

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.

Car Meet Raises Money for Breast Cancer

2014
Foreground: Miles of Hope E.D. Pari Forood with Andrew Flynn Background far right holding child: Jason Safran

Foreground: Miles of Hope E.D. Pari Forood with Andrew Flynn
Background far right holding child: Jason Safran

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..

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Gold’s Gym Duathlon Oct 5

2014

duathlonThe Gold’s Gym Duathlon Run-Bike-Run benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will take place on October 5, 2014, at 8:00 a.m.

This duathlon event will be based at Gold’s Gym LaGrange and will utilize local roads and the Dutchess County Rail Trail which is conveniently located right next to the facility. Gold’s Gym LaGrange is located in Poughkeepsie NY, 258 Titusville Road (just 5 miles west of the Taconic State Parkway). 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 in the full event. All proceeds will go to benefit Miles of Hope. T-shirts guaranteed to all who are pre-registered by September 20, 2014.

For information: rpaglia@goldsgymhv.com ! 845-463-4800 | FlyerRegister online

Breast Cancer Day Walk Oct 24

2014
galleriacrystalrunGalleria at Crystal Run will host Breast Cancer Day Walk on Friday, October 24th starting at 8:30am in the Center Court [map]. All proceeds will be donated to Miles of Hope.

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Car Wash to Benefit Miles of Hope Sept 7

2014
carwashSunday, September 7th, 2014, 9AM – 3PM, the Arlington Field Hockey Teams will hold a Car Wash with proceeds to benefit Miles of Hope, at McDonald’s, 1111 Route 55. Lagrangeville, NY [map]

Info: Email Alice aholzmann@hvc.rr.com


Calling All Bartenders!

2014
Cosmos and Cupcakes

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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

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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.”