Pari Forood, Exec Dir. Miles of Hope, Theresa Dioguardi, Cathy Varunok, Co-Founder Miles of Hope, Dana Effron, Co-Founder Miles of Hope
Theresa Dioguardi, a teacher at the George Fisher Middle School in Carmel, N.Y. raised money during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at her Spinning Classes at the Somers Sports and Fitness Center in Somers, NY for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
Miles of Hope funds support programs for people affected by breast cancer in ALL 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“I wanted to do something to recognize all of the people I know who are affected by this disease,” Ms. Dioguardi explained. “So I decided to use my Spin Classes as a fundraiser.”
Ms. Dioguardi raised over $1300 from members of the gym who donated to Miles of Hope.
“We want to thank Theresa and her Supervisor at Somers Sports and Fitness, Carla Braca, for having this fundraiser for us. All over the Hudson Valley, small businesses contacted us to ask if they could raise money during October for the Foundation and we are honored and humbled by this support,” said Dana Effron, Co-Founder of Miles of Hope.
Miles of Hope on ABC TV’s New York ViewPoint – This Foundation is Going “Big Time!”
On Sunday, October 18, Miles of Hope founders Dana Effron and Cathy Varunok, and executive director Pari Forood, were interviewed on ABC TV’s New York Viewpoint.
This amazing 8-minute segment was broadcast to 36,000 households. We expect that this kind of exposure will help increase our outreach to those affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley. We want to help as many people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley as possible!
Watch the TV segment online now.
At the Dutchess Lodge Charities Night in Wappingers Falls on Oct 21, the Knights of Pythius presented Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood with a donation collected from its membership.
Kirshon and Company received plaques and accolades from Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Co-Founders Cathy Varunok and Dana Effron as the organization/business who raised the most money at the Community Walk for Breast Cancer.
Kirshon and Company, a CPA firm on Mill Street in Poughkeepsie, raised over $5000 for the Walk benefiting Miles of Hope.
From left to right: Sue Mackson, Mohammad Farhad, Miles of Hope Co-Founder Cathy Varunok, Bharat Thakkar, Tammy Acard, Miles of Hope Co-Founder Dana Effron, Jaime Modica, Melanie Lindmark
Team Kirshon at the Community Walk for Breast Cancer on September 27, 2009
Alan Lemberger, official volunteer Miles of Hope photographer, was honored by the Arlington School district and inducted into the “Sports Museum of Dutchess County Hall of Fame” on Sunday October 4, 2009. Al was recognized for his many years of volunteer service as a sports photographer, specifically for the Arlington School District and the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.