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Marist College honoring breast cancer survivors at Friday’s Play 4 Kay game!
At the Marist Women’s Basketball game against Quinnipiac on Friday, Feb. 14, breast cancer survivors gathered to celebrate their years as survivors.
“I am thrilled to celebrate my 18 years as a survivor,” beamed participant and Miles of Hope Co-Founder, Dana Effron.
“For the past 7 years Marist has hosted the Play4Kay game honoring Miles of Hope and survivors,” explained Co-Founder Cathy Varunok. “We saluted 25 survivors last night and Marist had an impressive victory against Quinnipiac- it was a great event for everyone!”
The merchants of Warwick, NY banded together to create PINK FRIDAY to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
In the photo, Tim Mullally, owner of Style Counsel and Blue stores in Warwick, and organizer of Pink Friday, presents Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood with a check for $1,000 for support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“This was the 2nd Annual Pink Friday,” Mr. Mullally said, “and we can’t wait to do it again next year!”
Thank you Tim Mullally and all of the Warwick merchants, you allow us to further our mission and help those who need us.Click to read more about Pink Friday 2013
Saturday, November 16, at Roy C. Ketcham High School Cafeteria, 99 Myers Corners Rd in Wappingers Falls Miss Becca’s Dance Centre and Zumba/Fitness Instructor JoAnn Wolfe sponsored a Zumba and Bokwa Fitness Fundraiser for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
“We raised over $800 from 40 participants who came out to dance and explore this new type of movement all in honor of Miles of Hope,” explained Joann Wolfe (firstname.lastname@example.org
Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood said: “once again a wonderful supporter of ours has creatively turned an event into a fundraiser to help people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley. Joann, we salute you and thank you for helping us to help people who need us.”
In the photo Joann Wolfe is in the pink pants on the right.
The TEG Federal Credit Union mortgage department made a $500 donation to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation to help people fighting breast cancer in the Hudson Valley. A check was presented to Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope by Jackie Fellin, VP of Commercial and Residential Lending, and Senior Mortgage Officers, John Reidy and Jessica Schoen (photo at right).
TEG’s Mortgage Department collected donations for Miles of Hope throughout the year while hosting Lunch and Learn meetings for local real estate agents. “TEG is proud to support the incredible efforts of this local charity.” said Jackie Fellin. “We hope our donation will help provide comfort to Hudson Valley families affected by breast cancer.”
Ms. Forood added: “We are honored to accept this donation from TEG. They took it upon themselves, with no prompting from us, to raise money for the support services we provide for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley. October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, encouraged businesses, individuals, community groups, sports teams and clubs to creatively raise money for Miles of Hope. We are overwhelmed by all of these people and their dedication to raising the level of quality of life in our community.”
Karter Griggs, age 5 of Poughkeepsie, and his
cousin, Alex Robinson, age 12 of Poughquag, decided that they wanted to help other children and women and families who are affected by breast cancer. Karter and Alex’s Grandma and
Aunt are both breast cancer survivors.
On Columbus Day weekend, they had an ice tea, coffee, and hot chocolate stand at a family tag sale. They also sold rubber band bracelets. After the sale they continued to make bracelets and sell them to friends, family and others in our community. They have decided to split the money that they have raised between their chosen charities, one being Miles of Hope.
A special thanks to these wonderful boys for their generosity and kindness.
L-R Kathleen Regan, Henrietta Rackl, Lynn Mckenna, Patricia Coughlin, Candy Ireland, Kevin McKenna, Miles of Hope ED Pari Forood
Last year, during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, Kevin McKenna of Tree Top Lane in the town of Poughkeepsie decided he wanted to spend an entire year collecting money for an organization that helps people with cancer. Maybe it was because his father is a survivor, or maybe it was because as a pitcher on the Arlington High School baseball team he was wearing pink shoe laces, but for whatever reason, Kevin started asking his neighbors on Tree Top Lane to give him their returnable bottles and cans to return to Oasis Discount Beverage.
Last night, Kevin, now a freshman at Mt. St. Mary College, handed Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Executive Director, Pari Forood, a check for $1250 (slightly more than the number on the large check as one more deposit was made!) surrounded by his mom and his female neighbors (see photo).
“This was a one man show,” Kevin’s father, Dennis, explained. “Kevin did this on his own and we are very proud of him.”
At the celebration pizza party at Giacomo’s on Spackenkill Road, Kevin explained that he knew he wanted to do something for a local cancer organization and when he heard about Miles of Hope, it inspired him.
“One of my neighbors has breast cancer,” he explained, “and I knew that Miles of Hope helps people right here in Dutchess County, so I decided to raise money for them. It also made sense as it is October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.”
At the dinner, Ms. Forood, explained to the Tree Top Lane residents that Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“Kevin is an amazing person!” she said. “He took it upon himself to think of a way to raise money, and organized it over a year’s time. We are so impressed with this selfless and industrious young man, and very grateful for this donation. It will go directly to help people affected by breast cancer right here in our Hudson Valley.”
Laura McGill and her 5th grade class from St. Stephen present check for $900 to Miles of Hope ED Pari Forood
St. Stephen – St. Edward School in Warwick, NY participated in Pink Friday in honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink and raising money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
All children were invited to wear pink instead of their customary uniforms to raise awareness of breast cancer and Miles of Hope which funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.
“We are honored that the students and faculty of this school chose to raise money for us,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “All over the Hudson Valley, schools, offices, small businesses and larger ones are raising money for Miles of Hope because they know the money stays local helping their friends, neighbors, and family affected by breast cancer,” she said.
“October as breast cancer awareness month may feel overwhelmingly pink but if it makes people think about having a mammogram or reducing their cancer risk by eating right and exercising, then it is a very good thing.”