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Community Walk for Breast Cancer Sunday September 30

2012

Walk for Hope Honoree Judy PhillipsThe 10th Annual Community Walk for Breast Cancer is on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, New York at 9 AM. Online registration ends at midnight Friday, 9/28.

Walk Registration: $25click to register for the walk

Road Sign $150 in honor or memory of someone [order a Road Sign now] Last day to order a road sign: Sept 18

T-Shirt Sponsor: $500 – (Company name on official Walk t-shirt – deadline Sept 20)

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

Click to read more about the Community Walk for Breast Cancer 2012.

Did you know you can create a fundraising page, either individually or as part of a fundraising team? Click to download an information sheet.

Volunteers are needed to help out at the Walk. If you would like to volunteer, please email info@milesofhope.org.

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We much prefer walkers to register online. But if you wish to register on paper, click to download the registration form

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Thank you to our 2012 Walk for Hope sponsors!

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Plus, thank you to our in-kind sponsor, Albinder Apples/Hudson Valley Fruit Distributors.

Letter to the Editor: Miles of Hope Supporters Helped Raise $84,000* at Walk

2011
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Nancy Miller and Ellen Staino, Walk 2011 Organizers

To the Editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal,

As co-chairwomen of the Miles of Hope Community Walk held Oct. 2 at James Baird State Park, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and supporters of this very successful event. This year there were more people who came out and walked than ever before. We are thrilled to report the event raised over $84,000!*

We can’t begin to thank everybody involved by name in this letter, the list would be too long; and we would be afraid we would leave someone out. But to the many people who supported this event, we are extremely humbled and grateful for your generosity.

Your support allows the mission of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation to continue. All funds raised in the Hudson Valley are used to support programs in the Hudson Valley. Some of the programs include the Medical Gap Care Fund, scholarships for college-bound seniors, Peer-to-Peer Program and complementary medicine (massage therapy, reiki, exercise/dance). To all who supported the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Community Walk we say thank you, thank you, thank you!

Nancy Miller, Poughkeepsie
Ellen Staino, Poughkeepsie
Co-chairwomen, Miles of Hope Community Walk for Breast Cancer 2011

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal November 12, 2011

*IMPORTANT UPDATE: The article originally said $60,000. Good news: Current figures show the Walk proceeds at $84,000 this year!

St. Francis Hospital employees win accolade

2011
St. Francis Team

Above: Miles of Hope representatives with some of the 78-member St. Francis Team. Below l-r: Cathy Varunok, Miles of Hope Co-Founder; Patty Nocket, St. Francis Hospital; Dori Kerner, SFH OT; Wendy Devens, SFH Director of Human Services; and Pari Forood, MoH Exec Director

November 2, 2011 — The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation announced today that the St. Francis Hospital Team won the prize and recognition as the Team with the most walkers and the Team who raised the most money from the Community Walk for Breast Cancer supporting Miles of Hope on October 2.

“Team St. Francis raised over $12,000 for this event and we are so grateful for their involvement,” stated Pari Forood, Miles of Hope Executive Director.

“This is an example of a classic grass roots effort to enhance and improve our community,” explained Cathy Varunok, Miles of Hope Co-Founder. “Everyone contributes and raises money for support programs for people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley.”

Walk for Hope Photos Posted

2011
Dana Effron, Lucille Chiocchi

Miles of Hope co-founder Dana Effron (left) hugs Walk honoree Lucille Chiocchi.

Photos from the Community Walk for Breast Cancer last weekend have been posted online. Click to see the photos.

We had 600+ walkers & raised more than $60K. The St. Francis team triumphed again for size and fund raised!

If you attended, click to review the event on Active.com.

Thank you to all the donors, sponsors, volunteers, walkers and organizers! What a great day!

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!”