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In 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.
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.
“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.”
Jack’s Auto Service
L-R: Kyle Barron, Jack Gregory, Linda Gregory handing check to Pari Forood, Kaitlin Gregory, Jim Killmer, Brian Merritt, Brian Mackay
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.”
, 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 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!
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.”
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.
Foreground: Miles of Hope E.D. Pari Forood with Andrew Flynn
Background far right holding child: Jason Safran
The first annual Miles of Hope — Lake Effect Car Show raised over $3500 through donations, sale of t-shirts and stickers, and a 50/50. Andrew Flynn of Poughkeepsie who lost his mother to breast cancer decided to organize a Car Meet to honor her memory and raise money for Miles of Hope.
As a car enthusiast, Andrew brought together his two loves and decided to organize a car meet as a fundraiser for Miles of Hope. “My mother was helped by Miles of Hope as was the receptionist at my office, American Heating and Cooling in Poughkeepsie,” he said. “I wanted to give back to the organization that helps people right here in the Hudson Valley.”
His cousin, Jason Safran, Car Chief of Dyson Racing brought a racing car and many of his staff to volunteer to the event last Saturday at Lake Taghkanic State Park in southern Columbia County. “We all wanted to pitch in to raise money for breast cancer programs,” Andrew said..
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