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2016 Family Fun Run Co-Honoree Marie Cole Speaks at Miles of Hope Event

2016 Family Fun Run Co-Honoree Marie Cole from Wappingers Falls, with her husband, Dave, IBM colleagues (where she has worked for 32 years), teammates from her women’s ice hockey team (Westchester Wildcats), teammates from her Poughkeepsie FISH master’s swim team, and her friends from music and other activities. 

Marie spoke at the Miles of Hope Event on Saturday: “It lifted my spirits and made such a difference during treatment to be surrounded by these wonderful friends from all facets of my life and have their support throughout.  Going through cancer treatment helps you realize that it’s the people in your life who truly matter and we strive to share the good times and support each other through the bad times in life’s journey. Thank you Miles of Hope for honoring me and for helping all those affected by breast cancer in our beautiful Hudson Valley.”

Run Raises Money/Awareness for Breast Cancer Programs

DSC_0395MilesOfHope5K2011ByBobKopacThe 13th Annual Family 5K Fun Run benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will be held Saturday, April 23, at Tymor Park in Union Vale. (photo of breast cancer survivor Lynne Kopac and supporters attached)
“All are welcome to run for time or run for the first time!” said Event organizer and chairman Lori Decker, local community activist, athletic trainer and co-owner of Forza Fitness in Millbrook.
“This event which I started for my clients has blossomed into a wonderful event for beginners, seasoned runners running to qualify for bigger races, and kids. Everyone should feel comfortable running and welcoming Spring on April 23, at beautiful Tymor Park!” she said.
Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood added: “The Family Fun Run has raised over $200,000 for Miles of Hope programs since its inception 13 years ago. We are indebted to Lori Decker who has run this event from the beginning for all of her hard work and enthusiasm. She can convince anyone to run! And as a marathon runner herself, she knows the benefits of staying in shape to reduce cancer risk.”
Miles of Hope, a 501-c-3, public charity, funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“We are the only local breast cancer foundation funding programs in the 8 counties: scholarships for high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer; complementary medicine programs at area hospitals; a Peer to Peer hotline with trained survivors ready to answer questions; and a fund for financial emergencies for people in treatment for breast cancer,” explained Miles of Hope co-Founder Cathy Varunok.
The Family Fun Run honors two Hudson Valley women and breast cancer survivors: Marie Cole and Barbara Bennett. For more information on them: http://milesofhope.org/funrun/
Register on line milesofhope.org
Email Information:
Need more information or have questions? mohrun@hotmail.com

Family Fun Run Raises Money/Awareness for Breast Cancer Programs

The 13th Annual Family 5K Fun Run benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will be held Saturday, April 23, at Tymor Park in Union Vale. (photo of breast cancer survivor Lynne Kopac and supporters attached)
“All are welcome to run for time or run for the first time!” said Event organizer and chairman Lori Decker, local community activist, athletic trainer and co-owner of Forza Fitness in Millbrook.
“This event which I started for my clients has blossomed into a wonderful event for beginners, seasoned runners running to qualify for bigger races, and kids. Everyone should feel comfortable running and welcoming Spring on April 23, at beautiful Tymor Park!” she said.
Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood added: “The Family Fun Run has raised over $200,000 for Miles of Hope programs since its inception 13 years ago. We are indebted to Lori Decker who has run this event from the beginning for all of her hard work and enthusiasm. She can convince anyone to run! And as a marathon runner herself, she knows the benefits of staying in shape to reduce cancer risk.”
Miles of Hope, a 501-c-3, public charity, funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“We are the only local breast cancer foundation funding programs in the 8 counties: scholarships for high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer; complementary medicine programs at area hospitals; a Peer to Peer hotline with trained survivors ready to answer questions; and a fund for financial emergencies for people in treatment for breast cancer,” explained Miles of Hope co-Founder Cathy Varunok.
 
The Family Fun Run honors two Hudson Valley women and breast cancer survivors: Marie Cole and Barbara Bennett. For more information on them: http://milesofhope.org/old/funrun/
 
Email Information:
Need more information or have questions? mohrun@hotmail.com
Want to volunteer? mohrunvols@hotmail.com
Would you like to be a vendor? milesofhope5kvendors@gmail.com
 

Breast Cancer Survivors Run to Benefit Miles of Hope

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/old. 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

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

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