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“This was a great day!” exclaimed Executive Director Pari Forood. “Our attendance topped 450 and our speakers were incredible.”
The first speaker, Karol Iapoce, is a one year breast cancer survivor who took advantage of the Miles of Hope-funded acupuncture program to relieve back pain which resulted from her chemotherapy.
“I was in pain constantly during my immediate recovery,” she said, “however, after the acupuncture my back pain was eliminated and I felt a general sense of well-being I had not felt since my diagnosis.”
The second speaker was Syracuse University senior and Spackenkill H.S. graduate, Clarice Muron-Bendaoud, who lost her mother to breast cancer when she was 13 and benefited from the Miles of Hope scholarship fund.
“I became a part of the Miles of Hope family when I wrote the essay explaining how breast cancer had affected my life,” she explained. “Now that I am in college and looking back on that difficult period of my life, I can only thank Miles of Hope for turning something horrible into something redeemable.”
Miles of Hope is a 501 (c) (3) public charity with a mission to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley. “All money raised in the region stays in the region,” explained Ms. Forood.
Click for 2013 Spring Brunch photos.
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This year’s angels and their nominators are:
Angels: Barry Rothfeld, Rita Rothfeld, Jason Rothfeld, Sherry Hudes, John Barone, and the entire Cooper Family
Angel: Lucia Eckhardt
Angel: Steve Shavkin
The 9th Annual Miles of Hope Spring Brunch will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY.
In 2012 Miles of Hope raised more than $450,000 to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley. Nearly one-third of that was raised at the Annual Spring Brunch.
Enjoy delicious food, a silent auction, a fabulous raffle, and friends! We will honor all angels and their nominators as part of our “Nominate Your Angel!” program.
Purchase a raffle ticket by contacting us, or buy them at the event.
You can make a direct donation in any amount to the event.
Enjoy photos of last year’s brunch.
Silent Auction and Raffle Items: Do you have an item or service to add to our silent auction or raffle? Please contact us.
Grand Prize Drawing Prizes:
Two raffle prizes – sold separately – $25 per ticket
A. Five Day Culinary Boot Camp at The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park Take culinary vacation by indulging your passion for food. CIA Boot Camp is much more than your typical cooking class. It’s an intensive immersion into the world of food. You’ll learn to cook and bake like a professional with the guidance of a famed chef-instructor. You’ll prepare and enjoy fabulous dishes and dine in one or more of the CIA’s award-winning restaurants. And when you’re done, you may just surprise yourself with how much you’ve grown as a home chef. While some restrictions apply and subject to availability choose the class and date. Retail value $2195. Buy a raffle ticket now. Need not be present to win.
B. Three Night Get-Away at the Fairmont Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya, Mexico Enjoy three nights for two in a Signature Casita guestroom (including applicable tax and resort fee) at this esteemed AAA Five Diamond Award property. An eco-friendly resort on the Caribbean coast of Mexico that includes an 18-hole Greg Norman golf course, a Willow Stream spa, secluded beach, infinity edge pools, and nature trails. Explore Fairmont Mayakoba’s fine dining and exceptional selections of unique attractions, entertainment and recreation activities. Subject to availability. Blackout dates include, but are not limited to: December 21, 2013 – January 2, 2014, November 8 – 18, 2013. Valid May 10, 2013 to May 10, 2014. PLUS a $500 American Express Gift Card. Total Retail Value $2000. Buy a raffle ticket now. Need not be present to win.
Thank You To Our 2013 Brunch Sponsors!
Champions of Hope – $7500 – Arnoff Moving and Storage
Ruby Foundation Sponsor – $5000
Premier Medical Group
Turk Family/Rocking Horse Ranch
WSP Sells – Steve Smith
Garnet Corporate Sponsor – $2500
BMW of the Hudson Valley
D’Arcangelo and Company
Half Time Beverage
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Hot Pink Sponsors – $1000+
Dana and Ira Effron
Daniel and Susan Albinder
Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC
Judith Philips in honor Cathy Varunok
MVP Health Care
New Beginnings Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Dr. Adam Silverman
New York Design Center
North River Abstract
RL Baxter Building Corporation
Royal Carting Service
St Francis Hospital Foundation
Ulster Savings Bank
Rose Pink Sponsors – $500
Central Hudson Gas and Electric
Dutchess School of Driving. Inc.
Edible Arrangements of Poughkeepsie & Kingston
Fred, Carolynn, Michael and Lauren Zinn
Mercedes Benz of Wappingers Falls/Danbury
Monica & Jacob Frydman and Ilse Rosenschein
New haven Moving Equipment
Petal Pink Sponsors – $250
Dutchess School of Driving
Salisbury Bank and Trust
Stanley Marks & Co., LLP
Rosaline Sponsors – $150
Anita Torsone Freer
Bonnie and Kenneth Scheer
Carol & Thomas Foy
Evelyn and Oscar Weiss
LCS Facitity Group, Inc
Marlene Weber Day Spa
UPS Store – Poughkeepsie/Jim Martin
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. Sponsors will be listed in the program book, and receive the benefits below.
Company Sponsorship Levels:
- Rosaline Pink Sponsor $150
- Petal Pink Sponsor $250
- Rose Pink Sponsor $500
- Hot Pink Sponsor $1000
Option to provide item for goodie bag (minimum 425 pieces) and inclusion in press releases as time allows
- Garnet Corporate Sponsor $2500
4 tickets to the event and inclusion in press releases as time allows
- Ruby Foundation Sponsor $5000
Table for 10, inclusion in all event literature and press releases as time allows and a full page ad in all Miles of Hope future program books for 1 year
- Champion of Hope $7500+
Same as above
- Heroes of Hope $10,000+
Same as above
For more information, click to Download the Sponsorship Letter (PDF)
“Nominate Your Angel” ProgramEach year we solicit nominations for angels — an opportunity to recognize the family member, friend or colleague who was integral to the recovery of the breast cancer survivor. All angels and their nominators will be honored at the Brunch.
Click to read this year’s nomination letters.
The 8th Annual Miles of Hope Spring Brunch was held on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY.
A lovely morning with friends and supporters of Miles of Hope — and a wonderful turnout!
This event was SOLD OUT!
Read about the Angels who were honored at the brunch.
Read the article in the Poughkeepsie Journal (reprinted with permission).
Tickets for the Raffle Grand Prize at the Miles of Hope Annual Spring Brunch on May 1st are available now online. You do not need to attend the brunch to win!
The first prize is a choice of:
- A Large Channeled Rectangle Bag in Black Crystal by Judith Leiber (retail value $2595)
- A Weekend for Four at the Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, NY (retail value $1500) (restrictions apply)
Tickets for the raffle grand prize are just $25, and go to support Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
When you check out at PayPal, click the “Add” button next to “Handbag or Rocking Horse Ranch” and type your preference, if you do not plan to attend the brunch.
The first place winner will choose their prize; the second place winner will get the remaining item.