Archive for the ‘Fundraising’ Category

Miles of Hope and PANDORA

2016
PMC210314_P-CRYSTALRUN_WEBMiles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood, will be at the Pandora Jewelry location on Saturday, January 16th at the Galleria at Crystal Run. 10% of all sales will be donated to Miles of Hope! Snack on sweet treats and enter to win a $250 shopping spree! See you there!

Galleria at Crystal Run Makes Holiday Donation

2015
The Galleria at Crystal Run

The Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown presents Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Executive Director, Pari Forood, with a donation of $500 for breast cancer services in the Hudson Valley.

“Amidst all of the holiday cheer and busy schedules, the Galleria at Crystal Run made sure that their donation to help people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley was received,” Ms. Forood said.
 
“We have the privilege of helping hundreds of people in Orange County, and all over the Hudson Valley when they are in treatment for breast cancer and when they are in remission. We help caregivers and families of patients, and we fund other nonprofit organizations that deliver services to breast cancer patients,” Ms. Forood added.
 
“Thanks to Laci Johnson, Marketing Director at the Galleria and Stacy Decker, Customer Service Supervisor, for organizing this campaign. When organizations raise money for us, we are able to help more people. The generosity of businesses and individuals in the Hudson Valley continues to overwhelm us.”
 

Texas Roadhouse Raises the Bar!

2015
Texas-RoadhouseIn order to ‘stomp out breast cancer’ with ‘pink cowboy boots’, Kingston Texas Roadhouse owner Adam Smith ran several promotions at his restaurant to raise money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. In the photograph (right), Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood stands with Mr. Smith and the giant donation check for $1,534.

“We sold t-shirts with pink cowboy boots on them, we accepted donations at all cash registers, we had pin ups on the walls and we gave proceeds from all sales in October all to raise money for Miles of Hope,” explained Mr. Smith. “We know what Miles of Hope is doing for our area and the people who need help when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. If you are not part of the solution, you don’t realize the extent of the problem. Everyone in our organization kicked in (pun intended!) to help and we were really pleased with the result,” he added.

Miles of Hope funds support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley. “All money raised stays here to help Hudson Valley residents with everything from paying bills while they are in treatment to scholarships for college-bound high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer,” Ms. Forood said. “We are humbled and grateful to Adam and all those who have raised money for us throughout 2015 to enable us to achieve our mission.”


Team Beachbody Raises Money for Breast Cancer

2015

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Courtney Mazza, Laurie Laudati, Kimberly Bailey, Kristie Hall, Amy McKenna, Josephine Traina, Jennifer Michella

Raising money for breast cancer programs in the Hudson Valley and keeping fit are not mutually exclusive! Amy McKenna and her Dream Team Fitspiration group of private coach/trainers decided to make getting fit and helping people affected by breast cancer a dual purpose.

“We are all Team Beachbody coaches. We decided as a team to give back 25% of our commissions from our sales in the month of October. The name of our Team is Dream Team Fitspiration. We all wanted to help support Miles of Hope!” explained Amy McKenna, Orange County coach and trainer.
 
“Miles of Hope organizes and runs 5 women’s sporting events,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood:
“Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament (3/20/16); the 5K Family Fun Run (4/23/16); Goals for Hope Soccer Tournament (8/6/16), The Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer (10/2/16); and Hits for Hope Women’s Softball Tournament (10/8/16). We are constantly encouraging everyone, and especially women, to get into shape with us to reduce cancer risk.”

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the National Institutes of Health have stated without reservation that maintaining an optimal body weight as determined by body mass index (BMI) and emphasizing more fruits and vegetables in your diet can help to reduce the risk of all cancers,” Ms. Forood elaborated.

“Thank you to everyone who raised money for us in October and a double thank you to those who did it while encouraging people to get fit!” said Ms. Forood.


Dog Treats for Breast Cancer!

2015
goodreasonsGood Reasons Dog Treats went pink for October donating $1 to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation for every Bella bag or tin sold from their retail stores including all Adams Fairacre Farms locations, Hannaford’s Supermarkets and their website www.goodreasons.com. Good Reasons is a private, non-profit dog treat company merging advocacy for the disabled community with a love for animals.

Kelly Apfel, Executive Assistant of Community Based Services which runs Good Reasons in North Salem, NY expressed the company’s commitment to philanthropy and community service: “In October, breast cancer awareness is on everyone’s mind. We were honored to partner with Miles of Hope to help them address the needs of people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley where we all work and reside.”

“The Good Reason’s website is filled with compelling photos of dogs as well as testimonials of employees working hard to make a difference in our community,” explained Pari Forood, Miles of Hope Executive Director. “So many of our clients as well as volunteers and donors love dogs and we were all thrilled with this partnership.”

The Walk Results are Finally In!

2015
teamshariThe results from the 2015 Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer are in and the big winners are Barry Rothfeld and Team Shari! Barry Rothfeld, publisher emeritus of the Poughkeepsie Journal, raised $3,500 for his daughter’s team, Team Shari, which won for team with the most walkers at 53.

The team which raised the most was Peachy Keen at $6,300 and Team Shari was a close second with $5,400 with Team Boobylicious coming in 3rd with $5,100. Rounding out the list is Rockin’ Rays of Hope with $2,200, and Spack for a Cure with $1,840.

“Thank you to everyone who participated and especially to those who decided to go above and beyond the call by their stellar fund raising!” exclaimed Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood.

Second place in individual fund raising was Emmy Josephs with $2,600 raised. Emmy is a former Walk Honoree and a Miles of Hope star volunteer. Third place goes to Jasmin Alvarez with $2,400. Special thanks to Renee Audette ($1,580) and Debbie Zocchi ($1,240).

Teams with the most walkers were Team Shari (53), Team Angela (46), Rockin’ Rays of Hope (44), Team Boobylicious (23), and Pinky Swears (15).

Dutchess County Business Raises Hope!

2015
jacksautoJack’s Auto Service in Amenia has once again raised funds in October Breast Cancer Awareness month for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Linda Gregory, owner with her husband Jack, runs the fundraiser at their shop on Dutchess County’s eastern border.

“Every year we take a portion of the proceeds from our work to donate to Miles of Hope,” she explained. “It is important to us to give back to our community and help those less fortunate. Miles of Hope supports people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, their families and their caregivers. We want to be a part of that service.”

Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope, stressed the importance of local support. “Throughout the year, but especially in October, businesses, individuals, clubs, take it upon themselves to raise money for Miles of Hope to support our mission. We fund all kinds of services for anyone affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley including financial support for anyone in treatment having trouble paying bills,” Ms. Forood said.

“We have given away over $1.5 million dollars in our 11 years to those who need us,” Ms. Forood added. “We like to say that no one in the Hudson Valley with breast cancer is alone, they have us.”

Marist Fashion and Communications Majors Support Breast Cancer

2015

MaristMporiumMarist Fashion and PR/Communications majors decided to devote the proceeds from October sales of their on campus kiosk, the Marist College Mporium, to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“The kiosk was created by the Fashion majors and supported by the PR/Communications majors,” explained senior Sheridan Wagner in photo with check. “Items for sale have been created and designed by students or purchased to sell specifically to the Marist community. Proceeds go to local charities and students learn the art of retail, design, marketing and purchasing.” she said.

“When Sheridan called to say that the proceeds would come to Miles of Hope, I had to see the set-up myself!” added Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood. “All of the students in the attached photo (all names below) work on this project as volunteers. They are enthusiastic, driven and entrepreneurial– I was very impressed.”

“I explained to the students that the money they have donated may go to someone in treatment for breast cancer to help pay a medical expense or transportation to and from their treatment; or it may go to fund our Peer to Peer hotline (800-532-4290) manned by trained breast cancer survivors for anyone with a question or who just needs to talk,” Ms. Forood said. “We also fund college scholarships for high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.”

In photo: Marist College Mporium Fall 2015 Team:
Jennifer Finn, Sheridan Wagner: Head of Public Relations, Karli Bruno: Head of Buying, Lauren Sepa: Head of Visual Merchandising, Devin Walton, Sarah Trousdale, Allyson Santacroce, Stephanie Romeo, Lyndsey Regis, Mariel Porfido, Krisi Pentecoste, Jennifer Nevin, Peter Najera, Diana Mendez, Victoria Marzano, Katie Labozzo, Lauren Hauck, Jillian Gasarowski, Jenna Discher, Kasey Curran, Alexix Chomat, Jane Body.

Pink Pumpkins Inspire Seniors

2015
pinkpumpkinsThe senior citizens at the Manor at Woodside in Poughkeepsie decided they would decorate and sell pink pumpkins in honor of October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.

“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.
 
“This is the second year the residents of Manor at Woodside have done this for us,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “It is such a pleasure for me to meet with them and thank them for their initiatives on our behalf.”

“October brings out the best in people. I have been all over the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, meeting with people and speaking at large gatherings to promote the benefits of early detection and a healthy lifestyle. Everyone wants to help us spread the message,” Ms. Forood said.

John Jay Pinks out at Soccer and Volleyball

2015
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John Jay Women’s Soccer Team

John Jay Women’s Soccer decided to pink out for their game against Ketcham on October 16.

“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!”