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“This is a fun event where professional and non-professional bakers compete for the title of Cupcake King or Queen of the Hudson Valley,” explained Pari Forood, ED of Miles of Hope.
“Our Judges are led by Lynne Ryan, Culinary Institute of America graduate and wife of the President of the CIA Tim Ryan.
The other judges are Carlo Citera, owner and operator of Cosimo’s Restaurant Group (Torches, and Cosimo’s of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie) and Gennaro Pecchia & Alan Watts, of Men Who Dine www.menwhodine.com
“We are looking forward to a lively competition and urge all cupcake impresarios to enter the contest and attain their rightful place on the throne of honor,” Ms. Forood exclaimed.
Click to download competition rules.
Miss Becca’s Dance Center and JoAnn Wolfe will sponsor a Zumbathon to benefit Miles of Hope on Saturday, June 1, noon-2PM (registration at 11:30AM) at Roy C. Ketcham High School, 99 Meyers Corners Rd., Wappingers Falls, NY.
Music by Cousin’s DJ. Instructors: Beth Gross & JoAnn Wolfe. Adults $20, kids 12 & under $5.
Click to download the flyer
“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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Lori Decker and the Miles of Hope 5K Event Committee would like to thank all our fantastic sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and those who donated anything and everything (food, gift certificates, raffle items, etc.) to make our 10th anniversary a success. We raised almost $20,000, thanks to everyone who helped and participated. We would also like to thank the Town of Union Vale Town Board and Rob Mattes, Director of Parks & Recreation, for letting us use beautiful Tymor Park as our venue since 2009.
Photo shows survivors and number of years of survivorship in parentheses:
Back Row, left to right: Sarah Herman (5), Connie Haven (11), JoAnn Dourdis (16), Dina Scecchitano (7), Donna Milano (5), Bernadette Pikul (4)
Photos are available:
Race results are posted on the MHRRC website. First Place went to Mike Chow, and First Place Female was 14-year-old Ariane Garrett [photo].
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.