Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Cosmos & Cupcakes for Causes June 2

2015

cosmos-lgJoin us Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 6 PM at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, NY.  Calling all bakers, amateur and pro!

The evening will include:

  • 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.

Click here to register and read more

Breast Cancer Survivors Run to Benefit Miles of Hope

2015
fun-run-2015-survivorsIn the photo: Breast cancer survivors from throughout the Hudson Valley gathered at the Family 5K Fun Run on Saturday at Tymor Park in Union Vale to run and benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“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.

Family Fun Run to Benefit Local Breast Cancer Programs

2015
funrunThe 12th annual Miles of Hope Family Fun 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Tymor Park in the Town of Union Vale will benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, a local foundation to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.

Lori Cassia Decker, chairman and organizer stated: “This event has raised $193,000 for Miles of Hope since its 2004 inaugural event. We have been honored to provide Miles of Hope with funds to help people in our community who are affected by breast cancer.”  Registration for the event is from 8:00-9:00 on April 25, at Tymor Park.  Kids Race (ages 4-12) – 10:00 a.m.  5K for all ages – 10:30 a.m.  “There will be face painting, music, raffles, and Miles of Hope merchandise. We encourage everyone to form a team. You can walk, run, or just be there to join the fun and cheer on the participants!” Mrs. Decker explained.

“This year the Family Fun Run honors two courageous women,” explained Mrs. Decker. “Michi Decker was diagnosed in February of 2014 and has been in treatment ever since. She has volunteered at this event every year, and she is an inspiration to everyone affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley.
“Connie Haven is another strong woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. She is a survivor and encourages anyone going through breast cancer treatment to stay positive and keep fighting,” Mrs. Decker said.
“With the support of family, friends and activities, I’ve been able to stay on a positive path. Sports, movies and books have been excellent outlets,” explained Mrs. Haven.

All information concerning the event can be found at milesofhope.org/funrun . For information: mohrun@hotmail.com


Car Meet at James Baird State Park

2015
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.
Vendors/Questions please email: AFlynncarshow@yahoo.com.
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Update May 19 2015: The Car Meet at James Baird State Park started as an excuse for a few friends to get together to talk cars; and then it grew. By the time the day was over hundreds of cars and car enthusiasts had gathered to look at engines, kick tires, and talk about everything from Nascar to seat covers. Andrew Flynn, who lost his mother to breast cancer, once again decided to make the event a fundraiser for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“We were amazed at the success of the first Car Meet we organized in 2014 at Lake Taghkanic, so we decided to do it again but this time in Dutchess County at JBSP,” he explained.

“Miles of Hope helped a woman in my office who had breast cancer and now we are giving back. The next car meet will be September 19th at Lake Taghkanic.” Check milesofhope.org for more information or the Lake Effect Car Meet facebook page.
 
In the photos, Andrew Flynn in pink stands with Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood, and Best in Show winner, Logan VanSwearingen with his 1968 Volkswagen Beetle. The car won ‘best in show’ by popular vote of the people who came to the meet.

“Andrew is a great supporter of Miles of Hope,” said Ms. Forood. “We are indebted to him and his friends for organizing this car show and donating over $3,000 from the day to our foundation.”

Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of New York’s Hudson Valley.

The Car Meet at James Baird State Park started as an excuse for a few friends to get together to talk cars; and then it grew. By the time the day was over hundreds of cars and car enthusiasts had gathered to look at engines, kick tires, and talk about everything from Nascar to seat covers. Andrew Flynn, who lost his mother to breast cancer, once again decided to make the event a fundraiser for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“We were amazed at the success of the first Car Meet we organized in 2014 at Lake Taghkanic, so we decided to do it again but this time in Dutchess County at JBSP,” he explained.

“Miles of Hope helped a woman in my office who had breast cancer and now we are giving back. The next car meet will be September 19th at Lake Taghkanic.” check milesofhope.org for more information or Lake Effect Car Meet facebook page.

 

In the photos, Andrew Flynn in pink stands with Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood, and Best in Show winner, Logan VanSwearingen with his 1968 Volkswagen Beetle. The car won ‘best in show’ by popular vote of the people who came to the meet.

“Andrew is a great supporter of Miles of Hope,” said Ms. Forood. “We are indebted to him and his friends for organizing this car show and donating over $3,000 from the day to our foundation.”

Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.

 

Miles of Hope Salutes Moms!

2015

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 http://milesofhope.org/spring-brunch/#tribute 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: www.milesofhope.org

A Recipe for Hope: Dessert Competition *Updated*

2015
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 info@brasserie292.com. 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 info@brasserie292.com or call 845-473-0292.

Rocktown Monarchs Photos: Breast Cancer Classic 2015

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

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!

2015

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

2014
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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.”