Archive for the ‘Fundraising’ Category

Local Restaurant Raises Money for Miles of Hope

2014
craveCrave Restaurant recognized all Hudson Valley residents affected by breast cancer by designating a special cocktail in the month of October to raise money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

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.”

Giving Tuesday – the people who are helped by your donations

2014

collagePhyllis: “Today I received a check for $246.85 from Miles of Hope which was the cost of my transportation to Memorial Sloan Kettering for my cancer treatments. Thank you so much for interceding on my behalf. This has all been an enormous help.”

Genevieve: “I am profoundly grateful for the assistance in helping me to have my port removed. After working for IBM for 30 years, losing my job, then benefits…. Then I got diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I did not have money to pay the doctor for the port removal. MOH helped me. With tears I send this thanks.

Kathleen: “Thank you very much for the assistance with my radiation co-pays. This has been a silver lining and I am forever grateful”.

Middletown: “ Thank you for the $1000 for the Bottini oil (reduced MOH rate). I had no hot water or heat for 45 days!

Newburgh: “Thank you for the $100 that you paid to my landlord. You staved off my eviction!”

New Windsor “Thank you MOH for the $206.42 for the copays for my oral chemo”

Annemarie: “I am 73 yo taking care of my 80 year old husband with brain cancer. Thank you for the money for the copays for my treatment. We are on a fixed income and I  was afraid we would lose our home with all of the bills”.

Bonnie: “ I am in the middle of chemo and unable to work so I was let go. I am so grateful to MOH for paying my rent. THANK YOU!”

Dawn: “ A friend of mine found this foundation for me and I TRULY thank you for helping me out with my prescriptions. It is bad enough to walk this walk without having to worry about how I will pay for treatment”. Thank you MOH.

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Spackenkill High School Raises Money for Miles of Hope

2014
spackenkillhighIn the photo: Nithila Arumugam, Justin Habert, Kayleigh Schneeberger and Julia Lau present a check to Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood.

“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.

Mall Raises Money for Breast Cancer

2014
Galleria Crystal Run Mall Walk Participants

Ms. Azzi stands with Customer Service Rep, Qiana Gaither; Marketing Director, Amanda O’Connell; and Miles of Hope Development Associate, Jen Oppenheim.

The Galleria at Crystal Run spurred their store employees into action and challenged them to walk around the mall and raise money for breast cancer. On Saturday, mall employees dressed in pink walked in groups around the interior of the mall collecting miles and money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

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!”

Rebecca Azzi, Customer Service Supervisor presents Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood (on left) with a donation.

Rebecca Azzi, Customer Service Supervisor, presents Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood (on left) with a donation.

“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.”

Wassaic Auto Shop Raises Money for Breast Cancer

2014
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L-R: Kyle Barron, Jack Gregory, Linda Gregory handing check to Pari Forood, Kaitlin Gregory, Jim Killmer, Brian Merritt, Brian Mackay

Jack’s Auto Service of Wassaic raised over $1200, with donations from every oil change in the month of October.

“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.”

Powers Fasteners Raises Funds for Miles of Hope

2014
collagePowers Fasteners, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, had a Miles of Hope day at their offices in Brewster, NY. Everyone in the company participated in raising money for the regional breast cancer foundation which funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.

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.

Gold’s Gym Duathlon Raises Funds for Miles of Hope

2014
Gold’s Gym in LaGrange held a duathlon on Oct. 5 and raised over $4,600 to support 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!

 

Marist Women’s Soccer Pink Out Game Oct.25

2014

pink out soccerThe Marist women’s soccer team will host its fifth annual Pink Out game on Saturday, Oct. 25, when the Red Foxes host Monmouth in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) match. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Tenney Stadium, and admission is free and open to the public.
 
In honor of Miles of Hope, the Marist Athletics Department will recognize breast cancer survivors with a special on-field ceremony. Survivors who would like to be involved in this ceremony are encouraged to contact Assistant Athletics Director for External Affairs, Andy Alongi, via email at redfoxes@marist.edu.

Vail Farm Elementary Raises Money for Miles of Hope

2014

vailfarmelementaryThe 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.”

 

Newburgh Elks Raise Money for Miles of Hope

2014
Miles of Hope E.D. Pari Forood with Elks Executive Committee

Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood with Elks Executive Committee

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.