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Marist Volleyball Dig Pink Game for Breast Cancer October 11, 2015

pink-ribbon-volleyballThe Dig Pink Match between the Marist Women’s Volleyball Team and Fairfield University will be held on Sunday, October 11 at 1 PM at the McCann Center, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie NY. This sport event will be a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

Admission is free. Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will be there with donation buckets. The entire team will be wearing pink shoelaces.

For more information, visit the Marist website.


Frozen Yogurt Shop 16 Handles Donates to Miles of Hope

16 Handles, the latest innovation in frozen yogurt and healthy frozen drinks, dedicated their grand opening in Wappingers Falls last week to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation by donating 16% of all sales during the day to the Hudson Valley breast cancer organization.

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Photo – from l-r: 16 Handles General Manager, Julia Mailler; Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood; 16 Handles of Wappingers Falls NY Owner/Operator Lawrence Frazier, who presents a check for $300.

“What a wonderful tribute to all of the hard work we do for people affected by breast cancer,” Ms. Forood stated.  “The management and staff of 16 Handles showed their commitment to local causes and the quality of life in our Hudson Valley by supporting Miles of Hope.” (more…)

Beachbody Fitness Team Donates to Miles of Hope

A local Beachbody team will be donating 20% of profits from the sales of their Challenge Packs to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. 

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Beachbody offers fitness, weight loss, and muscle-building home-exercise DVDs. Local coaches form this team in the Hudson Valley.

“We are all women who are supportive of each other every day, so what better organization to give back to but a local breast cancer organization? We decided on the Miles of Hope Foundation,” said team member Amy McKenna.

Miles of Hope funds support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley, New York: Columbia, Greene, Putnam, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester.

“We are looking forward to continuing to help others on their journey to a healthy lifestyle, all while giving back to women in need in our community,” said McKenna. “We hope for you to join us in an effort to support the fight against breast cancer!”

Programs that can be purchased include:
  • The 21 Day Fix
  • The 21 Day Fix Extreme
  • T-25
  • Insanity
  • Body Beast
  • Plus much more!!
For more information, contact Amy McKenna at 914-262-8016 or

12th Annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament Sat Aug 1, 2015

goals for hopeThe 12th Annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is happening Saturday, August 1, from 9-3:00 at the LaGrange Soccer Fields in Dutchess County.

Teams from the tri-state area will compete in four divisions depending on ability. The day long tournament welcomes all spectators and participants. See more details.

The 2015 Goals for Hope Honoree is Karen Shogren of Beacon. This kind, humble, remarkable woman is the youngest of five siblings, a wife to Mark, and mom to Addison, Clark and Miriam. (more…)

4th Annual Cosmos & Cupcakes For Causes A Real Sweetie


L-R Back Row: Regina McGrade, Pari Forood, Tina James, Gwen DeSousa, Atia Harvin and Richelle Winston, Tonya Addy, Seated: L. Judges Dan Maughan, Tomas and Ed Kowalski

This 4th annual “sweet” event to benefit three great charities, The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital was held on Tuesday evening, June 2. Nearly 200 people gathered at Anthony’s Pier 9 to watch cupcake contestants crowned and extravagant mixologists making creative “spirited” cosmos. By popular demand guests SAMPLED the cupcakes this year, enjoyed a light supper followed by a fantastic program that told the “Story” of the ties that bind the organization and the people they serve.

Regina McGrade, VP of Marketing and Development at the Family Health Center, the events lead and founding agency shared; “The committee teams from each charity are very proud of the collaborative spirit in producing this event and working with each other every day for the health and wellbeing of our communities. The collaborations also included the SLC Auxiliary, The Friends of the Family Health Center, the students at The Nora Cronin Presentation Academy for production – painting over 200 clay pots (cupcakes).”

The event has raised nearly $50k for EACH charity to date.

The Best in Show winning cupcake this year was “Raspberry Patch” by Tina James.

The Fan Favorite AND Second Place cupcake was “Southern Charm” by Gwen DeSousa, a 2013 winner of this event.

Third Place was “Tres Leche” by Atia Harvin and Richelle Winston

The reigning Cosmo Champion (Pineapple Upside Down Cake 2014), Allison Sutherland was recognized for her 2015 Cherry Vanilla Cosmo.

Celebrity volunteer judges were:
Tomas, of Tomas Restaurant Group; Tomas Cafe in Wappingers Falls

 Ed Kowalski, CIA graduate and chef/owner of Lola’s Cafe under the Walkway, and Crave Restaurant in Poughkeepsie

Dan Maughan, Assistant Vice President, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital,  Littman Cancer Center


Orange County Walk for Breast Cancer Oct 18 2015

galleriacrystalrunThe Orange County Walk for Breast Cancer will be held at the Galleria at Crystal Run [map] in Middletown, NY, on Sunday, October 18, 2015 starting at 9 AM. This fundraiser supports Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

This annual event starts at Center Court in the mall. Donors can make a set donation or sponsor a walker for $1/lap. The walk is held indoors, so it is on “rain or shine.”

Mark your calendar and sign up for the Miles of Hope email list to receive updates.

Registration information will be posted soon, or you can come early to register on-the-spot.

Miles of Hope funds support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, New York.

CIA Brazil Carnival Dinner to benefit Miles of Hope!


This Event Is Sold Out!

On June 13, the CIA will turn into ‘Carnival in Rio’ for a dinner-event benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Throughout the night CIA students will be showcasing the lively colors, festive foods, and tropical-themed cocktails of Brazil.

Location: The Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY
Reception: Reception and silent auction begin on Anton Plaza at 6 p.m.
Dinner: Dinner to be held in Farquharson Hall at 7:15 p.m.
Attire: Semi-formal
Charity: Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation
Scholarship: CIA’s Side Towel Scholarship which provides financial aid to students, regardless of academic standing, a resource to continue their education
Price: $95 per person, includes all beverages, taxes, and service charges
Entertainment: Live Latin music by Big Band Sound

The public is invited however seating is limited. For more information and to make reservations event is sold out.

Book Signing for Hope


BookSigningPoster0613-clickA book signing of “The Gates of Light,” to benefit Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, will be held on Saturday, June 13 2015 from 3PM-5PM at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie by the author, Vassar alumna Pari Forood. The on-campus location is the Vassar College Store on Raymond Avenue. [download poster]

In this thriller based on true events, a young man flees from Iran in 1984 while his cousin (Pari Forood) helps him from her congressional office in Washington, D.C. See the book on Amazon and watch this video: “Pari Forood talks about her new book ‘The Gates of Light’“.

Author Pari Forood Executive Director of Miles of Hope, will donate her portion of the profits from all book sales to Miles of Hope.

Fostertown Elementary School “Kick Breast Cancer to the Curb”

foster-300The students of Fostertown Elementary School in Newburgh NY held “Kick Breast Cancer to the Curb” events in May 2015 to show solidarity for their Principal Maritza Ramos who is in treatment for breast cancer. All proceeds from the events went to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Events included a walkathon and a Zumba class in pink.

Thank you, students, teachers and staff at Fostertown Elementary!

Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament Aug. 1


goals 2014The 12th annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Stringham Park in LaGrangeville, NY [map]. Come to play, or volunteer to help, or just come out and enjoy the day & cheer on the teams!

The 2015 tournament will be held in honor of Karen Shogren. Click to read Karen’s story.

Online registration is open until July 14. Register your team by June 9 for discounted registration fee and complimentary t-shirts!

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Volunteers are needed the day of the event. If you are interested, please sign up online or email us.

Please join us for this fun and festive day, enjoy the friendly competition, and help support Miles of Hope !