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Car Meet at James Baird State Park

2015
carshowAll cars, trucks, and bikes are welcome at the 2nd Annual Lake Effect Car Meet, Sunday, May 3, 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Come enjoy awesome cars, amazing people, and a beautiful day in James Baird State Park off the Taconic Parkway in Pleasant Valley. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“Last year was the first year for this event and they raised thousands of dollars for our foundation,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “We are indebted to Andrew Flynn and his volunteer crew for organizing this car meet as a fundraiser for us.”

There is a recommended donation of $10 per car.
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Update May 19 2015: The Car Meet at James Baird State Park started as an excuse for a few friends to get together to talk cars; and then it grew. By the time the day was over hundreds of cars and car enthusiasts had gathered to look at engines, kick tires, and talk about everything from Nascar to seat covers. Andrew Flynn, who lost his mother to breast cancer, once again decided to make the event a fundraiser for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“We were amazed at the success of the first Car Meet we organized in 2014 at Lake Taghkanic, so we decided to do it again but this time in Dutchess County at JBSP,” he explained.

“Miles of Hope helped a woman in my office who had breast cancer and now we are giving back. The next car meet will be September 19th at Lake Taghkanic.” Check milesofhope.org for more information or the Lake Effect Car Meet facebook page.
 
In the photos, Andrew Flynn in pink stands with Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood, and Best in Show winner, Logan VanSwearingen with his 1968 Volkswagen Beetle. The car won ‘best in show’ by popular vote of the people who came to the meet.

“Andrew is a great supporter of Miles of Hope,” said Ms. Forood. “We are indebted to him and his friends for organizing this car show and donating over $3,000 from the day to our foundation.”

Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of New York’s Hudson Valley.

The Car Meet at James Baird State Park started as an excuse for a few friends to get together to talk cars; and then it grew. By the time the day was over hundreds of cars and car enthusiasts had gathered to look at engines, kick tires, and talk about everything from Nascar to seat covers. Andrew Flynn, who lost his mother to breast cancer, once again decided to make the event a fundraiser for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“We were amazed at the success of the first Car Meet we organized in 2014 at Lake Taghkanic, so we decided to do it again but this time in Dutchess County at JBSP,” he explained.

“Miles of Hope helped a woman in my office who had breast cancer and now we are giving back. The next car meet will be September 19th at Lake Taghkanic.” check milesofhope.org for more information or Lake Effect Car Meet facebook page.

 

In the photos, Andrew Flynn in pink stands with Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood, and Best in Show winner, Logan VanSwearingen with his 1968 Volkswagen Beetle. The car won ‘best in show’ by popular vote of the people who came to the meet.

“Andrew is a great supporter of Miles of Hope,” said Ms. Forood. “We are indebted to him and his friends for organizing this car show and donating over $3,000 from the day to our foundation.”

Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.

 

Miles of Hope Salutes Moms!

2015

home-momsIn honor of Mother’s Day, and the upcoming Annual Spring Brunch on May 3, at the Grandview honoring all those affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley, the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is honoring mothers by highlighting them on their website.

“Mother’s are the backbone of our culture,” stated mother, and daughter (and Executive Director of Miles of Hope) Pari Forood. “We decided to honor them this Spring on our website and the response has been great!”

“We opened it up to the entire Miles of Hope family and we were flooded with the most heartwarming photos of mothers and daughters,” she explained.

Please go to http://milesofhope.org/spring-brunch/#tribute to see a scroll of the photos.

 Mother, mother in law, daughter, and daughter in law (and Miles of Hope Brunch Chairman) Lisa Arnoff explained why honoring mothers is so important to the Foundation: “breast cancer affects everyone–mothers, daughters and even a small percentage of men. When you are in treatment as my mother was, support comes from everywhere but especially your family; and mothers are at the heart of the family.”

Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley. The Annual Spring Brunch with a silent auction, raffle for a trip to Aruba, and door prizes is on May 3, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie.

All information on the event: www.milesofhope.org

Miles of Hope to Honor Marist College

2015
top-MaristCollegeKidsAt the Annual Spring Brunch on May 3, which attracts 500 pink-clad people to the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will honor Marist College.
 
“Since our inception 11 years ago, Marist has not only been encouraging of our foundation, but financially supportive as well,” explained Executive Director Pari Forood. “Marist women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, women’s basketball and the entire athletic department have raised money for us with breast cancer games and hosted our events. They have sent us volunteers and interns, and it is high time we recognized all that Marist has done for us! We are truly indebted to Marist College, and we want to show our gratitude by saluting them at our biggest fundraiser,” Ms. Forood added.
 
Lisa Arnoff, Chairman of the Miles of Hope Board of Directors and Co-Chairman of the Annual Spring Brunch, expressed her excitement at the addition of red and white to the all-pink color scheme of the event: “We are honored that Marist Athletic Director Tim Murray will accept our thanks and appreciation by representing Marist at our event. Tim always attends the Marist athletic events honoring Miles of Hope and helps us to salute breast cancer survivors at the Play4Kay women’s basketball game in February.”
 
“The Brunch attracts breast cancer survivors, friends, family and colleagues,” explained Miles of Hope co-founder Cathy Varunok. “It is a feel-good event allowing everyone to laugh and have fun while remembering why Miles of Hope exists as the only regional breast cancer foundation in our area – to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley, NY.”
 
“When I received the Marist College President’s Award in 2006, I was thrilled. Both Marist and Miles of Hope mean so much to me and the entire Effron family,” said Miles of Hope co-founder Dana Effron. “Both organizations have raised the quality of life in our Hudson Valley by supporting the community while embracing a higher purpose.”
 
For information on the Miles of Hope Spring Brunch: http://milesofhope.org/spring-brunch/

A Recipe for Hope: Dessert Competition *Updated*

2015
brasserie292Brasserie 292 in Poughkeepsie is holding a dessert competition to raise money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

If you would like to join in the fun, email your favorite original recipe, along with a little excerpt of why it’s your favorite, to info@brasserie292.com. The deadline is March 31, 2015.

The top six-to-eight entries will be chosen by the culinary staff of Brasserie 292 and will be featured on their menu for the month of April. Guests will vote, and the winner will receive a $250 gift card to Brasserie 292.

UPDATE: The dessert finalists have been chosen:
Lauren Ballard: Banana Pudding
David Cullinan: Pecan Chocolate Chip Pie
Patti Cusatis: Strawberry Tea Cookies
Mackenzie Hartsock: Mascarpone Berry Tart
Lydia Higginson: Maple Pot De Creme
Christina Tyrrell: Gooey Mocha

Now it’s your job to choose the winner! Come to Brasserie 292, try the desserts, and vote for the one you like best. All proceeds will be donated to Miles of Hope.

For more information visit Brasserie 292 on Facebook, send an email to info@brasserie292.com or call 845-473-0292.

Hoops for Hope 2015 Honoree Announced

2015
Viccie Dennin Hoops Honoree 2015The 2015 Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball Tournament (this year with a men’s division) on March 15, at Marist College’s McCann Arena supporting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is honoring Viccie Dennin, a 15-year breast cancer survivor living in Beacon Hills, NY. Mrs. Dennin has been married to her husband, Mike, for 47 years and has four children and seven grandchildren.

Mrs. Dennin is part of a truly athletic basketball family. Not only did she play in high school, but she and Mike helped run the CYO program at St. Mary’s Fishkill for over 25 years. All four of her children played basketball in both the CYO program and in high school at Our Lady of Lourdes, where both daughters played on championship teams. Mrs. Dennin now helps to ferry her grandchildren to CYO basketball!

As a breast cancer survivor, Mrs. Dennin knows adversity. When faced with her breast cancer diagnosis, she armed (more…)

Rocktown Monarchs Photos: Breast Cancer Classic 2015

2015
monarchsOn Sunday, 1/11/15, the Rocktown Monarchs hosted a youth basketball tournament benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. JR Inman, (tall gentleman in pink sweatshirt) semi-pro basketball player with the NY Knicks minor league team, hosted the event. Click to see more photos on Facebook.

 

Silhouette of a Woman Fashion Show – March 12, 2015

2015
Silhouette of a Woman Fashion ShowThursday, March 12 at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY [directions]:
Silhouette of a Woman Fashion Show benefiting Miles of Hope, sponsored by the MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center.

Please join us for the return of this gala event, once again at the historic Bardavon 1869 Opera House.

Tickets are just $25 per person ($35 at the door), and all proceeds from ticket sales go to Miles of Hope. The show will include children’s, maternity, evening and mature clothing, as well as the latest trends. The event starts at 6 pm with a cocktail hour, followed by the show from 7 to 9 pm.

Online ticket sales have ended. You may still be able to buy tickets at the Bardavon box office ($35/person).

UPDATE March 13:
See videos and photos of the show.

Pink Out January 9th!

2015

pinkoutFriday, January 9th 2015, is Pink-Out Night in the Hudson Valley, where four games will help support the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. At Arlington High School, the girls JV basketball team will host Carmel at 4:15 pm, followed by the varsity game. AHS will have a bake sale, collect donations, have a 50/50 raffle and sell Miles of Hope merchandise.

At John Jay High School, the Patriots host archrival Ketcham in a girls/boys doubleheader starting with the girls at 5 p.m. JJHS has a concession stand, and they have been selling Pink-Out shirts this week at school.

“Pink the House” Marist Basketball to Honor Breast Cancer Survivors

2015
On Saturday, February 14 2015, the Marist women’s basketball team will take on Niagara in their annual Marist Women’s Basketball/Miles of Hope ”Pink the House” game honoring breast cancer survivors.



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Marist College will honor breast cancer survivors at the “Pink the House” game.

Breast cancer survivors will be honored at the game during a special half-time ceremony. Survivors are asked to pre-register for the Half Time Salute with Marist Assistant Athletics Director Andy Alongi. Email Andrew Alongi or call (845) 575-3699 x2329 and let Marist Athletics know how many years you have been a survivor.

Please join us at the McCann Recreation Center, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY [map]. Game time is 7:00 pm. Please wear pink! The first 1000 people will get a free t-shirt courtesy of Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC

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A Message from Marist:

pink the house logoThe Marist Athletics Department is attempting to sell out McCann Arena for the seventh time in program history when it hosts Pink The House on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. During halftime, the Marist Athletics Department and Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will honor breast cancer survivors with a special ceremony on the court. To sign up for the ceremony, please send an email to redfoxes@marist.edu, with your name and how long you’ve been a survivor. Click to purchase tickets to Pink The House now on Marist’s ticketing website.

Read about the game on the Marist Women’s Basketball website.

Presented by Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC.

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Presented by Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC

“Balling for Breast Cancer”

2014
monarchsThe Rocktown Monarchs Basketball Program will host their inaugural “Balling for Breast Cancer” Basketball Showcase and Fundraiser to benefit Miles of Hope on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 5-9 pm at Saint Joseph Regional High School, 40 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale, NJ [map].

For more info, call 845-608-1646 or email rocktowninc1@gmail.com.