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Beacon Girls softball raises the bar for Miles of Hope

The Beacon Girls Softball and Beacon XTreme Travel Softball teams donated all funds raised at the September Fall Classic Tournament to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation and presented a check at the Hits for Hope Softball Tournament this past weekend.

Beacon Girls Softball is a program run by the city’s Recreation Department for 35 years.  Beacon XTreme is the travel Softball team started 15 years with 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U, and 18 Over divisions.

Coach Paul Correa said: “We have held the September Fall Classic for the last 6 years donating all proceeds to local families or people in need. This year we voted to donate the money to Miles of Hope because they help so many people in our area.”

Photo:
16U Team Volunteers Left To Right: Coach Paul Correa, DaVonia LaMar,
Leah Cole, Alaina Geraci, Katelynn Rose, Miles of Hope Development Associate
Jen Oppenheim, Karsen Leggett, Taylor Guerra, Mackenzie Kirby, Coach Fran Lawless
Missing: Emery Gibbons, Sarah Mahoney, Haley Jackson, Grace Bonitz,
Fiona Shackleton, Coaches Bob Palisi and Sara DiMaio.

Miles of Hope funds support and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
for more information: www.milesofhope.org/old

For more information on this release: Paul Correa, pjcjr@optonline.net
47 Union Street, Beacon; 845-590-4729

Craft Show Benefits Local Breast Cancer Programs

October 22, at the Town of Poughkeepsie Senior Citizen Center, the Community Friends 9th Annual Craft Show will feature over 30 local artisans and vendors with everything from crafts to homemade desserts. (see attached) All proceeds from the event benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation providing support and outreach to people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley (www.milesofhope.org).
“Thanks to Emily Craig and her wonderful committee of volunteers, we have enjoyed this event for 9 years,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “Emily organizes this every year and we are honored by her support. She is not only a pillar of our community but a breast cancer survivor and realtor!”
For more information see below or hit reply or
Emily Craig <erctiptop@yahoo.com>
LOCATION: Town of Poughkeepsie, Senior Citizen Center, 14 Abe’s Way; 845-462-0265

DATE: Sat., Oct. 22nd TIME: 10am-4pm

ADMISSION DONATION: Adults: $3.00 & Seniors: $2.00

WIN BEAUTIFUL GIFT BASKETS! (every 15 minutes)

WIN GIANT PUMPKIN! from “Guess the Weight” Contest

PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE THERAPY ( $1.00 per minute)

ONCOLOGY NURSES’ blood-pressure readings

AUTHOR’S BOOKS SIGNINGS & ARTIST’S CARICATURE SKETCHES

Beer Festival Ticket Sales Benefit Miles of Hope

Enter a special promo code (MH2016) and the price of your ticket to the Harbor Island International Beer Festival in Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck, NY on Saturday, September 24, (noon – 5:00) will benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. The Festival features 400+ beers and 20 Artisanal food vendors, live music and the 2016 Samuel Adams National Stein Hoisting Competition.
Use this link and enter promo code MH2016:

Multiple County Executives, State Senator, Mayor, School Superintendents to Declare Miles of Hope Day

Dutchess, Westchester, and Rockland County Executives along with School Superintendents from 8 Hudson Valley Counties, State Senator Sue Serino, and Mayor Rob Rolison will all declare 10-14-16 Miles of Hope Day in their respective constituencies at a press event this Thursday, 9/8/16 in the Poughkeepsie Journal Courtyard at 11:30.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro will officially declare 10-14-16 Miles of Hope Day in Dutchess and proclamations will be read from County Executives Rob Astorino of Westchester and Ed Day of Rockland as well as school districts in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley including Arlington Central and Wappingers Central School Districts naming October 14, 2016 Miles of Hope Day.

Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood explained that the event on 9/8 will help kick-off the Community Walk for Breast Cancer on 9/25 and October Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well.

“The Miles of Hope Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer is September 25, at James Baird State Park,” explained Ms. Forood, “and we are here with all of these elected officials to help announce the Walk, Breast Cancer Awareness month and Miles of Hope Day.” http://milesofhope.org/old/

Senator Sue Serino will announce a $20,000 grant to Miles of Hope to fund programs helping people in treatment for breast cancer with a financial emergency, in Dutchess and Putnam counties.

“Senator Serino has once again secured these funds for us to help those affected by breast cancer in our Hudson Valley,” Ms. Forood said.

“Traditionally, we invite all county and city employees (and anyone else!) to take a symbolic walk around the block in the city of Poughkeepsie with us after the press conference, to emphasize the importance of exercise and good health in the fight against cancer,” Ms. Forood said.

After some short speeches, the assembled group will walk on a path around the city covering a few blocks in preparation for the 5K Walk at James Baird State Park in October: http://milesofhope.org/old/walk-for-breast-cancer/ 

For more info: hit reply: pari@milesofhope.org/old

Miles of Hope/HRRA free rowing classes for breast cancer survivors

Miles of Hope and the Hudson River Rowing Association are collaborating to offer free dry land rowing classes to all breast cancer patients and survivors.
“Medical experts, doctors, cancer researchers and specialists all agree now that exercise after breast cancer is good for the patient both mentally and physically,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood.

According to an article in BU Today, “Studies show that exercise benefits breast cancer survivors,” says Michael Stone, chief of surgical oncology at Boston Medical Center and a School of Medicine professor. “Exercise improves breast cancer survivors’ quality of life,” he says. “In the old days, they were told not to exercise, but I think that has been largely debunked. It helps with confidence and body image, and they feel better.”

Kimberly Kochem, Our Lady of Lordes crew coach, will lead the classes for breast cancer survivors at the Hudson River Rowing Association Boathouse.
“Kimberly came to me with this idea a few months ago and I thought it was brilliant,” explained Ms. Forood. “She is a former Marist rower and a rowing coach and the perfect person to lead/teach this class. We are honored and grateful to collaborate with Kimberly and the HRRA on this class for breast cancer survivors.”

For more information: 
WHEN: All Tuesdays in September: 9/ 6, 13, 20, 27
TIME: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
WHAT: Dry Land Rowing Class for Breast Cancer patients and survivors
WHERE: Hudson River Rowing Association Boathouse, 270-272 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 206-4765; http://www.hudsonriverrowing.org/
COST: Free to all affected by breast cancer
For information and to register, email: info@milesofhope.org/old

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