Archive for the ‘Walk for Hope/Community Breast Cancer Walk’ Category

Pari Forood on Chamber True Oldies Radio Show

2011
Pari Forood

Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope

Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope, was interviewed on the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce talk show on True Oldies Radio, September 18.

Click the arrow below to hear her comments about the Community Walk for Breast Cancer coming up on Sunday, October 2.

Audio file: click the right arrow to listen now!

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Faces of the Walk – This Walk is Your Walk

2011

The 9th Annual Community Walk for Breast Cancer is on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, New York at 9 AM. Online registration ends at midnight Thursday, 9/29 (see below for online registration). But if you miss the deadline, you can still register at the event on Sunday – arrive at 9 AM.

Walker and Sponsor
Barbara Dudley, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate“I love to walk at the Miles of Hope Community Walk for Breast Cancer every year! My colleagues and I from Houlihan Lawrence get a team together and walk in honor and memory of friends, family and neighbors. Our corporate office sponsors the event. We do something good for our community while getting exercise on a beautiful fall day.” – Barbara Dudley, Brokerage Manager, East Fishkill office, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate

Fund Raiser
“I am happy to donate the money from the Mother’s Day baseball event hosted by my son’s travel team, the Orange County Bombers-Blue. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for all the hard work the foundation does to assist and support those women and families affected by breast cancer.”  Michael Colotti, Newburgh, NY

Road Markers
St. Francis Hospital road markers Cathy Varunok, Miles of Hope Co-Founder and Occupational Therapist at VBMC and St. Francis hospitals was honored at the Community Walk for Breast Cancer by her Movement in Dance Class in 2010.

Last day to order road markers: Thursday September 22. Order a road marker now.

Recipient
“Last year, Miles of Hope paid for my transportation to and from my chemotherapy. I would not have been able to get to my treatment without this money. God Bless you all.”
Rita, Mamaroneck, NY

Recipient
scholarship recipient“I was thrilled to receive the 2011 Miles of Hope scholarship. I am currently in college in Boston studying theatre and dance and feeling very grateful for your support. When my mother died of breast cancer, I was unsure of the path my life would take, and now I feel I am on a course for success and happiness. Thank you!” – Victoria Arico

2011 Honoree
“Life is what you make it. I feel you have to have hope and love.”

Lucille Chiocchi, breast cancer survivor and 2011 honoree for the Community Walk for Breast Cancer

Teamwork
Dori Kerner, St. Francis Hospital nurse“Last year we had 76 people walking and we won the prize for the team with the most walkers. We all had such a great time that this year we are going to have twice that many!”   Dori Kerner, St. Francis Hospital nurse

Community Walk for Breast Cancer Sunday October 2

Walk Registration: $25 – click to register for the Walk

Road Marker $150 in honor or memory of someone [order a Road Marker now] Last day to order a road marker: Thursday Sept 22

T-Shirt Sponsor: $500 – (Company name on official Walk t-shirt)

Event Sponsor: $1000 – (Company name on official Walk t-shirt and all pre-Walk publicity

Donate any amount. To sponsor a team or individual, click “Search” at the top of the donation page.

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2011 Walk Honoree Announced – Lucille Chiocchi

2011
Lucille Chiocchi

Lucille Chiocchi, Honoree, 2011 Community Walk for Breast Cancer

The Miles of Hope 9th Annual Community Walk for Breast Cancer will be October 2, 2011 at James Baird State Park off of the Taconic State Parkway in Pleasant Valley, NY, starting at 9 am. All proceeds from the Walk benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation which funds support services for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.

Lucille Chiocchi has been a breast cancer survivor since December 1998 with a re-diagnosis in October 2010. Since her original diagnosis, she has been an active fundraiser for breast cancer. Lucille has been involved with Miles of Hope since the inaugural walk in 2003, logging 100 miles. Since that time, she has remained active in the Community Walk for Breast Cancer as well as the Annual Spring Brunch each May. Because of Lucille’s association and love of Miles of Hope, her daughter, a local florist, has been a volunteer and donor to the Brunch for 5 years. Miles of Hope is very grateful to have Lucille as an active participant in our organization.

Lucille was born in the Bronx, and has lived in Dutchess County for 38 years. She has been a successful realtor for 33 years and has been involved with the Dutchess County Board of Realtors and the Women’s Council of Realtors.

In her free time Lucille enjoys speed walking, gardening and spending time with her grandson.

When asked about her breast cancer experience Lucille said: “Life is what you make it. I feel you have to have hope and love.”

Miles of Hope is thrilled to be honoring Lucille at our 9th Annual Community Walk for Breast Cancer on Sunday October 2, 2011.

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Community Walk for Breast Cancer Sunday October 2

2011

The 9th Annual Community Walk for Breast Cancer is on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, New York at 9 AM. Online registration ends at midnight Thursday, 9/29 (see below for online registration). But if you miss the deadline, you can still register at the event on Sunday.

Walk Registration: $25click to register for the walk

Road Marker $150 in honor or memory of someone [order a Road Marker now] Last day to order a road marker: Sept 22

T-Shirt Sponsor: $500 – (Company name on official Walk t-shirt – deadline Sept 24)

Event Sponsor: $1000 – (Company name on official Walk t-shirt and all pre-Walk publicity)

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Fall 2011 Events Announced

2011

Many fundraisers for Miles of Hope are planned for the fall of 2011!

Please plan to attend our events. Your participation, donations, volunteer work and sponsorship are deeply appreciated!

Click to see all events on our calendar.

St Francis Staff Wins Award from Miles of Hope

2010

St Francis Hospital WalkersIt is official – St. Francis Hospital staff wins the award for having the most walkers from a single organization at the Community Walk for Breast Cancer on September 26, at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, NY.

St. Francis staff raised over $12,000 for the Walk.

Pictured in the photos are the St Francis staff walkers at the Walk and in the atrium of St Francis with from left : Pari Forood Exec Dir of Miles of Hope and Cathy Varunok, Co-Founder of Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. The St Francis team received a plaque from the Foundation.

“We can’t wait to top our participation levels next year.” Dori Kerner, St Francis nurse and organizer said. “We had over 100 people there this year and we hope to have 200 next year!”

Walk for Hope Photos Posted

2010

Walk 2010 pictureWow! What a perfect day for the Community Walk for Breast Cancer last Sunday!

Photos have been posted.

It’s not too late to donate!

Walk For Hope this Sunday, September 26

2010

The Community Walk for Breast Cancer is on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, New York. Pre-registration has ended, but you can still come to the event and register there. The entry fee for walkers who register the day of the walk is $35. We will be walking, rain or shine! More information.

The 2010 Community Walk for Breast Cancer honors Doris (Doi) Cohen. She is a staunch supporter of Miles of Hope who raises thousands of dollars for the Walk each year. Doi is a vital member of our breast cancer support community. As an 8-year breast cancer survivor, she mentors women through their medical and emotional journey with grace, caring, and optimism. Miles of Hope is thrilled to honor Doi this year.

We will walk a 5K distance. A shorter garden walk is available for those not able to complete the 5K. Hundreds of Hudson Valley residents have walked with us in the past. 2010 will be our eighth annual Walk and we welcome all participants.

Kids under age 12 walk free with a paying adult. Dogs on a leash are welcome.

It is our HOPE that each walker will raise at least $100 to support the programs run by Miles of Hope. All proceeds from this walk go to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. All checks should be made payable to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Online donations are also welcome at http://www.active.com/donate/walkforhope2010

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Road Marker in honor or memory of someone – $150 [order a Road Marker now] Last day to order a road marker: Sept 10

T-Shirt Sponsor – Name on t-shirt, gift bag item – $500

Event Sponsor – Name on t-shirt, gift bag item, name in all pre-Walk publicity (radio and print) – $1000

Multi-Event Sponsor – Name on t-shirt at all events (Hoops for Hope, Family Fun Run, Goals for Hope, Community Walk), Gift bag item at Brunch and Walk, name in all publicity for all 5 Foundation sponsored events – $5000

There will be prizes for:
Team who raises the most money
Individual who raises the most money

James Baird State Park is located off the Taconic State Parkway between Routes 44 and 55 in Pleasant Valley, NY. Walkers need to arrive by 9:00 AM. Opening Ceremonies are at 9:30 AM. Warm-up is at 9:45 AM, and the walk starts at 10:00 AM.

More information
Donate to this event
Sponsor a Walker or Team (click “Search” to see a list of walkers and teams)
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This year’s Walk for Hope Sponsors:

Event Info
September 26, 2010
Registration: 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies: 9:30 AM
Walk Starts: 10:00 AM
James Baird State Park
Pleasant Valley, NY

Miles of Hope is on Crowdrise

2010

crowdrise logoPlease visit our new page on Crowdrise.

Crowdrise is about volunteering, raising money for charity and “having the most fun in the world while doing it”.

In Crowdrise you can make donations to a charity or to one of the “projects” the charity creates. We have added the Miles of Hope Community Walk for Breast Cancer as a project.  Please note that while you can donate in Crowdrise,  if you want to register to walk you need to go to our registration page on Active.com.

Save the Date: 2010 Fundraisers for Miles of Hope

2010

Have fun and help raise funds for people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley. Mark your calendar!

WBCA Pink Zone presented by DRA Imaging Women’s Basketball Game, Friday, February 12, 7:30 PM. McCann Rec Center, Marist College, Poughkeepsie [map]. Honors breast cancer survivors at a half-time tribute – survivors: email frank.lombardy@marist.edu [2009 photos]

Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball Tournament, Sunday, March 14. 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Marist College, Poughkeepsie NY [map]. Learn more or register your team now. Register by Feb 21 to save on fees. Competitive and non-competitive divisions. hoopsforhope@optonline.net. [2009 photos]

Miles of Hope Spring Brunch – Sunday, May 2. 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Grandview on the Hudson, Poughkeepsie. Auction items and sponsors are needed. For information: info@milesofhope.org

Family Fun Run – Saturday, May 8. 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Tymor Park, Union Vale / Lagrangeville, NY. 5K run for the entire family organized by MidHudson Road Runners Club. Face painting, ice cream, raffles, awards for runners and non-runners. For information: lynnekopac@yahoo.com

Strikes for Hope Co-ed Bowling Tournament, June (exact date TBA). Hoe Bowl Family Recreations Centers throughout the Hudson Valley. For information: info@milesofhope.org

Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament – Saturday, August 7. 8 AM – 4:30 PM, LaGrange Soccer Complex, 61 Stringham Road Lagrangeville NY [map]. Women’s charity soccer tournament. Competitive and non-competitive divisions. [2009 photos]

Walk for Hope – Community Walk for Breast Cancer, Sunday, September 26. 9:00 AM – Noon. James Baird State Park, Pleasant Valley, NY. This is our flagship event! [2009 photos]

Miles of Hope Softball Tournament, Saturday, October 2 & Sunday, October 3. 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Robinson Lane Fields, Wappingers Falls, NY. Come out to cheer on the Poughkeepsie Women’s Slow-Pitch Softball League. For info: 845-849-2595 or tporter64@verizon.net.