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School Districts Pink Out for Breast Cancer!


Vail Farm Elementary goes pink!

On Friday, October 16,  every school in the Arlington and Millbrook Central School Districts went pink for breast cancer! (Photo shows Vail Farm Elementary School group.)

“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.

Miles of Hope Day at the NY Jets on Sunday!


MOH-Jets-TeeSunday 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

“Look for us on the field at the beginning of the game as well as in the stands during the game- we will all be wearing our pink logo t-shirts (photo attached) and helping the Jets and the NFL recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood.

Arlington Field Hockey Rocks the Pink!


The Arlington Varsity field hockey team presents Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood with giant check for $1300

After a fund raising car wash in LaGrange, a bounteous bakesale at the game, and a pink t-shirt sale all week in the halls, the Arlington Varsity field hockey team presented Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood, with a giant check for $1300. The Arlington Admirals field hockey team won Wednesday October 7′s home conference Pink Out game against Mahopac by a score of 1-0.
“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.

All 4 Adams Stores are Pinked Out!


Pari Forood (l) with members of
Adams Fairacre Farms staff

Cashiers at all 4 Adams Fairacre Farms Stores in Wappingers Falls, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and Kingston will be decked out in special pink t-shirts for October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“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…)

Newburgh Elks Donate to Miles of Hope


Robert McCormick, President of the Newburgh Elks, presents check to Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood

The Newburgh Elks Club raises money for local charities every year at their annual barbeque at their headquarters on Washington Street in Newburgh. The outing usually coincides with three incongruous things: Fall, football, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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…)

Arlington Women’s Varsity Tennis Team Raises $400 for Miles of Hope

arlington tennisOn a cool and windy day, the Arlington Women’s Varsity Tennis team wore pink, sold t-shirts and cupcakes, and raised over $400 for breast cancer programs in the Hudson Valley.

“Every year we have a pink out match,” explained Coach Gail Lynch, “And this year the girls were unanimous that we wanted to do it in support of Miles of Hope. The money we raise stays here in the Hudson Valley, helping anyone affected by breast cancer.” (more…)

Power of Pink at Brighton Collectibles

Brighton Collectibles in Nanuet NY and Danbury CT will be supporting Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation during their Power of Pink promotions, September 25 thru October 31 (ending Nov. 15 at the Danbury location).

Purchase a Power of Pink bracelet for $60 and $10 will be donated to Miles of Hope. They also will be selling leather goods that 10% of the purchase price goes to their national charity, The Lauder Foundation. This is the 13th year they are selling the bracelet.

Locations: Brighton Collectibles, Shops at Nanuet, 8123 Fashion Drive, Nanuet, NY 10954 and Brighton Collectibles, Danbury Fair, 7 Backus Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 (more…)

Car Meet Raises $5,200 for Local Breast Cancer Programs

lake effect car meetLast year, Andrew Flynn got a few friends and family members together and organized a car meet at Taghkanic State Park in southern Columbia County. Andrew lost his mother to breast cancer when he was a teenager, and he decided that proceeds from the event in 2014 would benefit local breast cancer programs through the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. A year ago, he presented a check for $3500 to Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood, saying that he “could not wait to double the amount next year.”
On September 19, 2015, the 2nd Lake Effect Car Meet raised over $5200 for Miles of Hope.

“We didn’t quite double it,” Andrew admitted, “but we are proud of what we are able to do for breast cancer programs in our community.” In the photo, Andrew and his niece, Victoria Carpio, whose “car” won best in show at the car meet, stand with Pari Forood. (more…)

Somers Touchdown Club “Pink Out” Game and Socks for Hope

somers socksIn recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Somers Touchdown Club would like to invite the community to attend Varsity Football’s “Pink Out” on October 2, 2015. The football game starts at 7 pm and will honor the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

They will be selling custom-made “Stomp Out Cancer” Yankee candles and Tusker Pink Out totes. A Pink Out boot will make its way through the stands for donations. Also, pink ribbon Somers socks will be for sale (pictured).

All proceeds will be donated to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, a non-profit foundation whose mission is to fund support and outreach programs for people affected by breast cancer within the Hudson Valley.

Please join us to cheer on the Somers Football team, and make sure you wear pink to show your support!

UPDATE: This event raised $1,581 for Miles of Hope! Thank you!

Taylor Montgomery Carting Offers Pink Container Fundraiser for Miles of Hope

taylor pink containerTaylor Montgomery LLC has painted a dumpster pink as a fundraiser for Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

They will donate $50 to Miles of Hope each time the box is rented.

To protect the design, the box will go out to hand-load customers only.

Thank you, Taylor Montgomery, for your support!

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