april, 2018

28apr9:00 am- 1:00 pmFamily Fun RunA family 5k at the park to raise funds for the Foundation.

Event Details


15th Annual Family Fun Run/Walk – Saturday, April 28, 2018

15 YEARS! A MILESTONE! Please join us for the 15th annual Miles of Hope Family Fun 5K Run/Walk and Kids Run to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Tymor Park in the Town of Union Vale. The FFR has raised $233,000 for Miles of Hope since its 2004 inaugural event. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE – HELP US REACH A QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS WITH OUR MILESTONE 15TH YEAR!!!!!

Our 2018 event is in memory of Lido Bertolozzi, the loving Mom of Maria Hickey. Lido lost her cancer battle in Janaury 2017.

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Place: Tymor Park, Duncan Road, Town of Union Vale
Race-Day Registration Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Survivors Group Photo and Special Raffle: 9:30 a.m.
Kids (ages 4-12) Race Time: 10:00 a.m.
5K (all ages) Race Time: 10:30 a.m.

There will be music, raffles, and Miles of Hope merchandise. We encourage you to form a team. You can walk, run, or just be there to join the fun and cheer on the participants!

Although you can register by mail, we encourage you to register online using the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club (MHRRC) Shopping Cart. Remember, those kids (ages 4-12) who pre-register online run for free! Make sure you register for the correct race in the Shopping Cart – the 5K or the kids race.

Pertinent links:
MHRRC Shopping Cart for online registration:

Race Flyer (for info and mail-in registration):

Pertinent email addresses:
Need more information or have questions? lorirun4@hotmail.com OR mohffrprereg@gmail.com
Can you volunteer? mohrunvols@hotmail.com


Meet our 2018 Honoree – Lido Bertolozzi

Lida Bertolozzi was born in Pontremoli, Italy on October 3, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Luisa Sartori. She came to America when she was 19 years old. Upon arriving on the SS Andrea Doria, she began work as a seamstress in the Bronx. One day, her beloved cousin, Delio Zani, introduced her to Mario Bertolozzi, and the rest is history. What began as a long-distance courtship resulted in a happy 57-year marriage, which started on October 10, 1959. Lido and Mario decided to start their family in Poughkeepsie, NY, where they raised three children.

In addition to being a great wife and mother, one of Lida’s greatest accomplishments was obtaining her U.S. citizenship in 1972. Over the years, she worked for various interior designers. She eventually started her own successful business making custom-made draperies, slipcovers, and bedspreads. She always had the help of her loving husband with delivery and installation of the beautiful pieces of work she created. Lida kept busy doing the things she loved, such as her active involvement in the Italian Center Ladies Auxiliary, weekly Bocci League games, St. Ann’s Society, volunteering at St. Francis Hospital, traveling with family & friends, playing cards, going to the gym, and cooking fabulous meals for her family. Lida’s biggest source of joy, though, was spending lots of quality time with her children and grandchildren.

In September 2015, Lido was diagnosed with cancer of an unknown primary and fought very hard until she lost her battle on January 22, 2017. The legacy she leaves behind is one of compassion, love, and selflessness. She would be so honored to be recognized by Miles of Hope, and her family will continue to support this wonderful organization.

Back Row: Michi Decker, Sarah Herman, Patti Tessler, Connie Haven, Toni Hill, Sharon Whohrman, Mary Ritter, Diane White
Front Row: Lynne Kopac, Samantha Scotti, Keri Newsham, Carol Julian, Carol Quaid, Marie Cole
Not pictured: Rihana Azam, Debra Cooley, Cathi deLeon, Donna Milano, Joanne Nellis, Jenny Ng, Jacqueline Sciortino

Link to Bob Kopac’s photos on Shutterfly

Link to Nin Lei’s photos on Facebook

Link to race results:



    • ABC: Signs, Awards and Printing
    • Assogna Endodontic Specialty Group, DDS
    • The Bagel Shoppe
    • Christopher James DJs
    • Jeffrey Feldman, Attorney-at-Law
    • Feldman Physical Therapy
    • Forza Fitness
    • Greenbaum Optometry
    • Health Quest
    • House of Nutrition
    • Bob and Lynne Kopac
    • Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club
    • Safeguard
    • Sun Up Enterprises
  • Town of Union Vale
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Volunteers (including the Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Foundation)
  • Holistic Healing and Nutrition
  • Casan Oquendo, Massage Therapist
  • Food and Beverages
    • Adam’s Fairacre Farms
    • The Bagel Shoppe
    • Millbrook Deli
    • Stewart’s – Millbrook
    • Tops – LaGrange
  • All who donated: dollar donations, raffles, food, volunteer time and effort – EVERYTHING!
  • All who attended/participated

With sincere thanks from the Miles of Hope Family Fun Run/Walk Committee: Lori Decker, Laurissa Agosta, Alison Christenson, Barri Donnellan, Bob Kopac, Lynne Kopac, Sarah Long, Andra Strudler


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Tymor Park