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“We raised over $800 from 40 participants who came out to dance and explore this new type of movement all in honor of Miles of Hope,” explained Joann Wolfe (email@example.com; 914-466-4638)
Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood said: “once again a wonderful supporter of ours has creatively turned an event into a fundraiser to help people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley. Joann, we salute you and thank you for helping us to help people who need us.”
In the photo Joann Wolfe is in the pink pants on the right.
Looking back at our very first letter to the community in 2004, it stated:
In our first 19 months, after raising over $300,000, we awarded our first round of grants. We thought you might like to know where some of the money went:
- Three scholarships were given to high school seniors entering college in the fall. These students each lost a parent to breast cancer.
- The Gap Care Fund was created to provide funding for families who are either under-insured or have “life emergencies” while in treatment. It will service all eight counties in the Hudson Valley.
- On October 11,, 2004, the first “Healing Vibrations” concert took place with live chamber music serenading patients undergoing treatment at the Dyson Cancer Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.
- A Peer to Peer Hotline was funded uniting breast cancer patients with trained survivors.
And now, on the eve of our 10th birthday, we have given away over $1.5 million dollars to these programs and many more. In ten years: 65 scholarships have been awarded to college-bound high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer; Gap Care continues to be our largest annual grant totaling just over $1 million dollars to date to people in treatment within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, with a financial emergency; Healing Vibrations is just one of many complementary programs including massage therapy, acupuncture, art, dance and exercise therapies; and the Peer to Peer program has provided countless hours of non-medical advice.
None of these programs would be possible without your continued support and generosity. To that end, we have created a special donation page on WePay for your holiday gift to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. If you want to fund a particular program, please note this with your donation.
With our Thanks,
The TEG Federal Credit Union mortgage department made a $500 donation to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation to help people fighting breast cancer in the Hudson Valley. A check was presented to Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope by Jackie Fellin, VP of Commercial and Residential Lending, and Senior Mortgage Officers, John Reidy and Jessica Schoen (photo at right).
TEG’s Mortgage Department collected donations for Miles of Hope throughout the year while hosting Lunch and Learn meetings for local real estate agents. “TEG is proud to support the incredible efforts of this local charity.” said Jackie Fellin. “We hope our donation will help provide comfort to Hudson Valley families affected by breast cancer.”
Ms. Forood added: “We are honored to accept this donation from TEG. They took it upon themselves, with no prompting from us, to raise money for the support services we provide for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley. October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, encouraged businesses, individuals, community groups, sports teams and clubs to creatively raise money for Miles of Hope. We are overwhelmed by all of these people and their dedication to raising the level of quality of life in our community.”
On Columbus Day weekend, they had an ice tea, coffee, and hot chocolate stand at a family tag sale. They also sold rubber band bracelets. After the sale they continued to make bracelets and sell them to friends, family and others in our community. They have decided to split the money that they have raised between their chosen charities, one being Miles of Hope.
A special thanks to these wonderful boys for their generosity and kindness.
Please join us on Friday, February 14 as the the Marist Women’s basketball team take on Quinnipiac in their annual Marist Basketball/Miles of Hope Pink Zone game.
As in previous years, breast cancer survivors will be honored at the game. Survivors are asked to pre-register for the Half Time Salute with Marist Athletics Director Travis Tellitocci. Email Travis.Tellitocci@marist.edu or call (845) 575-3699 x2329 and let Marist Athletics know how many years you have been a survivor.
“This was a one man show,” Kevin’s father, Dennis, explained. “Kevin did this on his own and we are very proud of him.”
At the celebration pizza party at Giacomo’s on Spackenkill Road, Kevin explained that he knew he wanted to do something for a local cancer organization and when he heard about Miles of Hope, it inspired him. “One of my neighbors has breast cancer,” he explained, “and I knew that Miles of Hope helps people right here in Dutchess County, so I decided to raise money for them. It also made sense as it is October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.”
At the dinner, Ms. Forood, explained to the Tree Top Lane residents that Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley. “Kevin is an amazing person!” she said. “He took it upon himself to think of a way to raise money, and organized it over a year’s time. We are so impressed with this selfless and industrious young man, and very grateful for this donation. It will go directly to help people affected by breast cancer right here in our Hudson Valley.”
Team St. Francis Hospital and Molloy’s Pharmacy raised $10,000 for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of the Community Walk for Breast Cancer at James Baird State Park on 10/6/13. Flanking Miles of Hope ED in the photo are from l-r: Mary Luvera, SFH Cancer Center; PF (pink shirt, blue skirt); SFH Physical Therapist Dori Kerner; SFH Human Resources, Wendy Devens.
“Money keeps pouring in from the extraordinarily generous employees of these two iconic Hudson Valley organizations,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. She continued: “At the Walk, St Francis/Molloy’s Team was the largest team with 74 walkers and they raised the most money as well. We are indebted to all of these committed and motivated fund raisers; they understand how important our mission is and they help us directly by allowing Miles of Hope to support people in treatment for breast cancer right here in the Hudson Valley.”
SFH Human Resources Director Wendy Devens explained that the funds were raised throughout September in preparation for the Walk: “Money was raised through a lottery basket raffle, bake sales, candy sales, condo raffle, walkers & general donations,” she explained. “Every year we get ready for the Miles of Hope Walk and SFH employees get involved by creating various ways to raise money. So many of us have been affected directly by breast cancer that it is natural for SFH and Molloy’s to want to help.”
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