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Ed Kowalski, owner of Lola’s Cafe and Crave Restaurant on Washington Street in Poughkeepsie explained that he does a fund raiser for Miles of Hope every October, Breast Cancer Awareness month: “I have many friends, colleagues and customers who are affected by this disease,” he explained. “It is the least I can do for a great organization that helps people right here in the Hudson Valley.”
Ed is pictured with Rachel Ross, breast cancer survivor, Miles of Hope Community Walk Honoree, and Crave customer.
“I love this restaurant and I love Miles of Hope, so getting them together was a no-brainer,” Rachel said.
Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope expressed gratitude to both Ed and Rachel: “Ed has been a great supporter of ours for years, and Rachel is part of our Miles of Hope family — we are humbled by their support.”
“The Spackenkill high school students and staff raised money during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, in honor of the teachers and office personnel who have had breast cancer,” Ms. Forood explained.
The officers of the Student Government presented Ms. Forood with a check for $450 to help Miles of Hope fund support programs for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.
Ms. Azzi said: “Galleria at Crystal Run was beyond excited to aid in the success of the Miles of Hope Foundation. We were thrilled to have our store employees in their pink ensembles support the cause by walking and making donations. A huge thank you to our ‘mall walkers’ as well. We enjoyed working with Miles of Hope, and we can’t wait to host another amazing event next year!”
“So many organizations have taken the initiative to raise money for us this October,” explained Ms. Forood. “We are overwhelmed with the generosity of businesses in the Hudson Valley to our cause. So many people now realize that breast cancer affects everyone and that to help Miles of Hope is to help their friends, neighbors and colleagues.”
“We know people who were helped by Miles of Hope and wanted to give back to the foundation that is right here in the Hudson Valley,” explained co-owner Linda Gregory. “Everyone in our shop was committed and excited to raise money for Miles of Hope and they all pitched in!”
Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope, added: “So many businesses in our eight county area have taken it upon themselves to raise money for us. They have done it in very creative ways with promotions, athletic contests, and sales, and we are very grateful for all of them.”
Christina Panuccio-Martinez, Human Resources Generalist at Powers Fasteners said: “Last Friday, everyone wore jeans and something pink and made a donation. We wanted to help Miles of Hope because it helps people in our area.”
“Thank you to yet another business which took the initiative to help their neighbors and colleagues who may be affected by breast cancer. We are honored to use their donation to fund programs and outreach for those who need us here in the Hudson Valley,” added Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope.
In the photo, members of the duathlon team present Miles of Hope co-founder Dana Effron with the check.
Click to read the article in Country Courier Magazine.
Many thanks to Gold’s Gym in LaGrange and the organizers and participants in the duathlon!
The staff of the Vail Farm Elementary School took it upon themselves to celebrate October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a very special way– by helping their friends, neighbors and family who may be affected by breast cancer now or in the future.
“I have been raising money for Miles of Hope for years,” explained teacher Bonnie Glick, “but always in May for the Annual Spring Brunch. When October rolled around, I wanted to do something with my school, to show our support as an organization.”
Through the sale of merchandise and ribbons and promotions like Pink Out Day, Vail Farm Elementary School raised $1400 for Miles of Hope.
“This is just another example of a grass roots effort to selflessly address needs in the community,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “Our Hudson Valley is filled with magnanimous people reaching out and doing whatever they can for local organizations like ours, enhancing our ability to help those who need us.”
At the Newburgh Elks headquarters at 356 Washington Street, Newburgh, John Guidice (purple t-shirt), Chairman and organizer of the annual Fall Festival and Fundraiser along with the Elks Executive Committee, presents a check to Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood.