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Community Walk for Breast Cancer Kickoff

2014
10YearsStampWednesday, 9/10, noon at the Poughkeepsie Journal Building courtyard, (inside lobby if raining) community leaders will help the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation to kick-off upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) and the Community Walk for Breast Cancer on October 5, at James Baird State Park (see milesofhope.org for details).
 
“County Executive Marc Molinaro, State Senator Terry Gipson, Dutchess County Health Commissioner Dr. Kari Reiber, Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik and Walk Chairman and Poughkeepsie Journal Publisher Barry Rothfeld will speak briefly about breast cancer and the importance of preventive care,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood. “The message this year is that all of us can take steps to reduce our cancer risk. Adopting a healthy lifestyle by eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising regularly are essential to reducing the risk of cancer,” she added.

Senator Terry Gipson will present Miles of Hope co-founders Dana Effron and Cathy Varunok with a special NYS Senate proclamation at the event.

“After the short remarks by our elected and appointed officials, the County Executive and I will walk around the block with city and county employees to show our solidarity for the promotion of exercise,” Ms. Forood stated. “We invite the press to join us!”

The 12th annual Community Walk for Breast Cancer will be held Sunday, October 5, 2014 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, NY.
More about the Walk.

Breast Cancer Day Walk Oct 24

2014
galleriacrystalrunGalleria at Crystal Run will host Breast Cancer Day Walk on Friday, October 24th starting at 8:30am in the Center Court [map]. All proceeds will be donated to Miles of Hope.

Click to download Flyer

Yoga for Hope Sept 14

2014
yoga-moh-shirtSunday, September 14th at 9:30AM — Gentle yoga class to benefit Miles of Hope. James Baird State Park [map] on the lawn near the pergola across from the Shelter 2 sign. Weather permitting. No pre-registration required. $20 donation, All proceeds to benefit Miles of Hope.
Download Flyer | Contact Rachel rross422@gmail.com or 845-723-4302

Car Wash to Benefit Miles of Hope Sept 7

2014
carwashSunday, September 7th, 2014, 9AM – 3PM, the Arlington Field Hockey Teams will hold a Car Wash with proceeds to benefit Miles of Hope, at McDonald’s, 1111 Route 55. Lagrangeville, NY [map]

Info: Email Alice aholzmann@hvc.rr.com


The Walk for Hope Challenge

2014
“Hi, I’m Dana Effron, co-founder of Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary, and I have a challenge for you. On October 5th, we’ll be walking a 5K at James Baird State Park.

“Everyone who registers, here’s your challenge:

“Raise a hundred dollars. Ask ten friends to support you. And then ask one of them, or all of them, to take the challenge too. We can raise a lot of money, and raise a lot of support and care for family and friends affected by breast cancer in [New York's] Hudson Valley. Can’t wait to see you on October 5th.”




Click to learn more about the Community Walk for Breast Cancer — Walk for Hope and register.



Rock & Bowl 4 Breast Cancer Aug. 16

2014
mardi-bobSaturday, August 16, from 3:30-8:00 p.m. all are invited to Rock & Bowl 4 Breast Cancer at the Mardi Bob Lanes on Taft Ave in Poughkeepsie to benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

The event will have a free buffet for all participants with food provided by River Station, Sal’s Deli in Highland, On A Roll Deli, Highland; McAulley’s, and more!

Four live bands will play all afternoon: Down to the Bricks, The Ceesar Band, Juke Box Junkies, and S.A.T.O.

The competition is open to the public. The tournament will have 4 people teams or 2 people teams – cost to compete is $25/person. Everyone is encouraged to compete whether accomplished bowler or beginner!

Sign up at Mardi Bob or at Let’s Jam Music (Rt. 55 LaGrangeville)- (845) 471-4400. There will be prizes for high individual score and high team score as well as gift certificates from local restaurants and salons, and Hudson Valley Renegade items. All are welcome to come and enjoy the music without bowling  for a $10 donation to Miles of Hope. Look for the Adams Fairacre Farms breast cancer tractor parked outside the entrance to the Bowling Lanes!

Larry Helweg, organizer of the event said: ”there is breast cancer in  my family as well as here at the bowling alley– breast cancer is everywhere — we just wanted to help people affected by it in the Hudson Valley. Donating to Miles of Hope, helps those in treatment and their families and friends.”

“Thank you to Larry and all of the people who take it upon themselves to raise money for breast cancer programs by donating to Miles of Hope. We are humbled by their support,” added Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood.

Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament 8/04/14

2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014 marks the day for the 11th annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

The tournament will be held at the LaGrange Soccer fields with team check-in beginning at 7:15 a.m. Games will begin at 8:00 and spectators are welcome. There will be a concession stand with lunch, drinks and snack items throughout the day — all proceeds go to Miles of Hope.

 Tournament Co-Chairman Mary Schanz said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response from teams from all over the northeast United States. What started as a friendly competition to benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation has turned into a large scale event promoting health and exercise for women of all ages and athletic ability.”

 “The best part of the competition is that it brings the soccer moms onto the field!” said tournament Co-Chairman Amanda Tierney. “They’ve been sitting on the side lines cheering for their kids, now it’s time for the kids to cheer for them!”  

The Tournament Chairman announced: “2014 Goals for Hope tournament will be held in honor of Christine Galloway. Christine is a two-time breast cancer survivor. She and her husband, Robert, have been supporters of the Beacon Soccer Club since its inception in 1978. The Galloways are active, selfless community volunteers, and grandparents of soccer players.  Christine has always been a  Goals for Hope active supporter, even taking to the field herself for a couple of years!   Please join us on Saturday, August 2, to honor this wonderful woman!”

More than 700 women will be competing at four different levels of play.  “All of the sports competitions that we sponsor are designed to be a friendly message emphasizing the benefits of exercise to all women. Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament is not about winning or losing but about participating and recognizing that we can be proactive about our health,” explained Cathy Varunok, co-founder of Miles of Hope and a Goals for Hope participant.

Goals For Hope Registration

Goals For Hope – Donation site

2014 Tournament Facts:

  • 700 women, 18 to 60+ years old, playing on 54 teams in divisions that range from Soccer Mom to Competitive 7 v 7.

  • Teams are comprised of women mainly from Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester Counties, NYC, Long Island and New Jersey.

Raising Money for Breast Cancer One Scarf at a Time

2014
l-r: Cathy Varunok, co-founder Miles of Hope; Dana Effron, co-founder Miles of Hope; Bianca Reyes; Lisa Arnoff, Miles of Hope Board Vice-Chairman- all modeling the scarves made by Ms. Reyes

l-r: Cathy Varunok, co-founder Miles of Hope; Dana Effron, co-founder Miles of Hope; Bianca Reyes; Lisa Arnoff, Miles of Hope Board Vice-Chairman- all modeling the scarves made by Ms. Reyes

Bianca Reyes of Pleasant Valley knows about breast cancer. Her family has been affected by the disease and she knows the importance of an annual mammogram. The Manhattanville rising sophomore decided to volunteer for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation when she was still at Arlington High School and performing community service was as important to her as going to class.
“I have always felt the desire to give back,” she said, “and Miles of Hope was a perfect fit for me and my sister.”
For that reason, Bianca started Stitches of Hope (stitchesofhope.org/) to raise money on her own for Miles of Hope. Bianca makes the scarves sold on the website and donates all proceeds to the local foundation.
“When Bianca came to me with this idea, I was stunned that a freshman in college would have time for this project,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “However, when we got our first donation check, I realized just how special this young woman really is.”
“Bianca thinks of things daily to help us or raise money for Miles of Hope. She has volunteered at almost every event we have when she is in town and sends me emails weekly with ideas on how to ‘speak’ to young women about breast cancer. She is an exceptional person,” continued Ms. Forood.
“I love working for this organization and helping people affected by breast cancer here in our Hudson Valley,” Ms. Reyes explained. “Since I love fashion and clothes and I am good at making things, I decided to combine my interests and my passion and make scarves for Miles of Hope.”

Fashion Show Benefits Miles of Hope

2014
l-r: Cathy Varunok, co-founder Miles of Hope; Alessia Milanese; Nicole Armeno; Dana Effron, co-founder Miles of Hope; Lisa Arnoff, Board Vice Chairman Miles of Hope

l-r: Cathy Varunok, co-founder Miles of Hope; Alessia Milanese; Nicole Armeno; Dana Effron, co-founder Miles of Hope; Lisa Arnoff, Board Vice Chairman Miles of Hope

On a Friday night in June, at Casa Milanese in Highland, the culmination of months of planning and sewing came to fruition and the 2nd Annual “We’re All Mad Here” Fashion Show and Tea Party was held to benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. [Click to see their Facebook page]
The two organizers, Nicole Armeno and Alessia Milanese, who were high school seniors last year at FDR High School in Hyde Park, are now at FIT in New York launching careers in fashion.
“Being able to pursue my dream career while helping an amazing organization is an indescribable feeling. I do what I love and hope that it can help those I love,” explained Nicole Armeno.
“I have a history of breast cancer in my family, and the Miles of Hope Foundation has helped so many that I really wanted this to be an organization I support wholeheartedly,” she said.
Alessia Milanese and Christy Guercio design and make all of the clothes,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “Nicole handles all of the organizational aspects of the Fashion Show as well as marketing and logistics. They will all make brilliant businesswomen in the fashion industry!”
“Many organizations and stores helped with the success of this event,” Nicole said, “FACE Stockholm in Rhinebeck donated all of the Models Makeup; Bella Capelli Salon donated the models hair styling; Partners In Massage, Hyde Park donated raffle items; Casa Milanese donated the venue and Mrs. Seelke’s Health Class (FDR High School) held a bake sale to help fundraise.”
“This was a totally self-motivated initiative,” Ms. Forood said. “Nicole and Alessia came to us after their event with a check for over $1,000 to donate to Miles of Hope for programs and services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley. So often, young people are not given credit for caring about their community or for looking outside themselves or their self-interests. Here is an example of two teenagers who are helping make our community and region a better place to live, and we salute them.”

Calling All Bartenders!

2014
Cosmos and Cupcakes

Click the image to download a flyer

The Hudson Valley’s premier cosmopolitan competition is heating up to be the definitive public evaluation of mixmaxing skill in our region! All are invited to compete by registering at: http://milesofhope.org/cosmosandcupcakes/
Judges will be awarding the winner based on taste, creativity and appearance.
 
At the 3rd Annual Cosmos and Cupcakes at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, on June 3, from 6-9, bartenders, mixologists, and talented amateurs will compete for “Best Cosmo in the Hudson Valley.”
The event benefits the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Centers and the Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. (click to download flyer)
For more information contact Regina McGrade rmcgrade@ghvfhc.org (845) 220-3100