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“Not only are the residents of the Manor creative, they are also very philanthropic,” explained Manor at Woodside sales leader Alisha Libruk. “It was important to them to have a fund raiser for breast cancer awareness and what better way than to decorate pumpkins!” she added.
“The girls decided to wear pink and raise money for breast cancer programs at Miles of Hope,” explained Coach CJ Greenwood. “Then the parents got involved and we were able to raise money through bake sales, t-shirt sales and donations.”
“We have a very active parent group,” explained soccer mom and Hopewell resident, Lisa McHugh. “I was able to present the idea of donating to Miles of Hope during October Breast Cancer Awareness month to all of the parents and everyone loved it. There are so many at John Jay and in our community affected by breast cancer- we just wanted to do something to help,” Mrs. McHugh said (mother of team member Melissa).
Local schools stepped up and raised money for Miles of Hope all throughout October. “We have been overwhelmed with the generosity of this community,” added Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood. “John Jay has always been so generous to us and this year women’s soccer as well as volleyball had pink games in our honor. We can’t wait for basketball season!”
“We wanted to show our support for breast cancer education and programs and Miles of Hope,” explained Vail Farm Elementary School teacher, Bonnie Glick. “I am a volunteer for Miles of Hope and I see first hand the devastation of a breast cancer diagnosis. Here at our school and at all of the schools in our district, we have had administrators, teachers, parents, coaches, all affected by this disease,” she explained. “Miles of Hope steps in and helps people directly by providing financial assistance, scholarships, support programs, you name it!”
“School districts show their support in various ways during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood.
“Sports teams will wear pink, classes will raise money for Miles of Hope, and entire schools will wear pink for a day to show solidarity for everyone affected by breast cancer within their community and in the region.”
“We have been honored with events by the Arlington tennis, field hockey, soccer teams and Millbrook football, Yorktown football, Somers football as well as Vassar and Marist teams, DCC and Mt. St. Mary’s, and now entire school districts. Young people need to know the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for reducing cancer risk and the importance of preventive medicine like mammograms when they are older. It is never to early to learn about good health!” Ms. Forood added.
Sunday is Miles of Hope Day at the NY Jets football game against the Washington Redskins! 150 people are attending the game as a fundraiser for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
“50 lucky people including breast cancer survivors will be holding the flags during the Opening Ceremonies when the Jets run on to the field,” explained Miles of Hope Co-Founder, Cathy Varunok.
“We’ve been working with the Jets organization to make this a fun outing for our volunteers and supporters and we are excited that so many people are joining us!” she added.
Miles of Hope is a regional breast cancer foundation with a mission to fund support services and outreach to people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, NY. Events throughout October highlight not only fundraising efforts but education and outreach as well. October Calendar
“We have more money to give Miles of Hope!” added Stephanie Grady, an enthusiastic mother of a player on the team, and one of the parent chaperone’s of the car wash.
“The big check represents proceeds from the car wash and donations from Arlington High School students however we have additional money from the bake sale and t-shirt sale,” explained coach Stephanie Tito.
“These young girls understand the value of preventive medicine, even at their ages. I was thrilled to be able to talk to them briefly on the field about encouraging their mothers and grandmothers- all female relatives over 50- to have an annual mammogram. And I also stressed the importance of a healthy diet to reduce cancer risk – they already know the benefits of exercise!” explained Ms. Forood.
“Each store has decided to wear these special pink shirts, designed for them, and provided by Miles of Hope,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood. (more…)
For the past two years, the organization has made a donation to the only regional breast cancer charity helping Dutchess and Orange Counties- the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. (more…)