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Fall 2009 Newsletter: Walk, Cut-A-Thon, Softball, Paint Pink, Break-A-Thon, Spin, Classic Cars

Reminder: Community Walk for Breast Cancer is on Sunday September 27. It’s our flagship fundraiser. Get involved!

We have 155 walkers who registered online, plus additional registrations. How about you! The Community Walk for Breast Cancer is on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, New York. Sign up to walk.

Walk with us and raise money for Breast Cancer support in the Hudson Valley region! You can register online at Active.com (preferred), or pick up a registration form at any Hannaford’s or Adams Fairacre Farms stores. Registration is $25. Walkers should be pre-registered. The entry fee for walkers who register the day of the walk is $35.

Online registration closes at midnight on Saturday, so please register in advance!

The 2009 Community Walk for Breast Cancer honors Emmy Josephs. She is a staunch supporter of Miles of Hope and raises thousands of dollars for the Walk.

It is our HOPE that each walker will raise at least $100 to support the programs run by Miles of Hope. All proceeds from this walk go to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. All checks should be made payable to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

There will be prizes for:

  • Team with the most walkers
  • Team who raises the most money
  • Individual who raises the most money wins 2 full-day passes with a meal at the Mohonk Mountain House.

James Baird State Park is located off the Taconic State Parkway between Routes 44 and 55 in Pleasant Valley, NY. Walkers need to arrive by 9:00 AM. Opening Ceremonies are at 9:30 AM. Warm-up is at 9:45 AM, and the walk starts at 10:00 AM.

The walk is 5K. A shorter garden walk is available for those not able to complete the 5K, and all are welcome. Kids under age 12 walk free with a paying adult. Dogs on a leash are welcome.

Sign Up to Walk
Donate to this event
Sponsor a Walker (click “Search” to see a list of walkers)

Dazzles Salon and Day Spa Specials – Miles Merchandise | Donations | Month of October

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dazzles Salon and Day Spa in Fishkill will support Miles of Hope throughout the month of October.

Miles of Hope merchandise will be available for sale.

All stylists at Dazzles will donate their retail commissions for October to Miles of Hope. Additionally, the salon will accept donations for Miles of Hope.

Dazzles is located at 738 Route 9, Fishkill Plaza, Fishkill [map]. For more information, visit the Dazzles website, call Kim at 845.897.5100.

Paint the Town Pink – Manicure, Paraffin Waxes at OHH LA LA Nail Salon

OOH LA LA Nail Salon in Millbrook is donating 100% of the fees for $18 manicures and $10 paraffin waxes at “Paint the Town Pink” on Saturday, October 3. Enjoy pink lemonade, pink cupcakes, and pink boas! The store is located at 11 Washington Avenue in Millbrook [map]. If you have any questions, Trisha at 845-677-3717.

Softball for Hope October 3rd and 4th – Hosted by the Poughkeepsie Women’s Slow-Pitch Softball League

Come out and cheer for your favorite team!

The Second Annual Miles of Hope Benefit Tournament will be hosted by the Poughkeepsie Women’s Slow-Pitch Softball League on Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th (rain dates: 10/10 & 10/11). The games will run from approximately 10 AM until 6 PM. All proceeds will benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

The event will be held at Robinson Lane Fields in Wappingers Falls, on Robinson Lane.

For more information, please contact Tina Porter at 845-849-2595.

Cut-A-Thon at Salon Verve – Get Your Hair Cut – 100% Donated to Miles of Hope

Salon Verve in Hopewell Junction will host a Cut-A-Thon on Sunday, October 11 from 9 AM – 3 PM.

The minimum donation for a women’s haircut is $40; men $25; children $12. All haircut money will be donated to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation!

Thank you to all the stylists who will donate their time! Appointments and walk-ins are welcome. Salon Verve’s address is 800 Route 82 in Hopewell Junction [map]. For more information, visit the Salon Verve Facebook page or call them at (854) 447-1042.

Classic Car Show Fundraiser – Enjoy classic cars, door prizes, raffles, food, music!

Please visit the Classic Car Show at the Newburgh branch of Adams Fairacre Farms on Tuesday, October 13 from 5 PM – 9 PM.
This is one of the Hudson Valley’s most popular classic car shows. Enjoy an incredible showing of vintage autos, plus door prizes, in-store coupons, raffles, yummy food and a DJ.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. More info is on the Adams Fairacre Farms website.

This show is only at the Adams Fairacre Farms store at 1240 Route 300 in Newburgh [directions].

Spin for Hope – Ride a Stationary Bike to Support Miles of Hope

The Somers Sports & Fitness Center is hosting a new event: Spin for Hope. A spin class is an intense, choreographed bike ride set to music.

Ride a stationary bike in one of their special “spin” classes on Sunday, October 25. All spin rides are 1 hour long. Ride times are 9 AM, 10 AM, and 11 AM. The donation to participate is $25. A water bottle and towel are required.

The Somers Sport & Fitness Center is at 245 Route 100, Somers, NY 10589 [map on the SSFC website]. All proceeds will benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Reserve your spot by calling SSFC at (914) 301-5861. Bring your friends and join us in supporting the fight against breast cancer!

If you cannot attend, but would like to support the event, click to make a donation.

Break-A-Thon for Hope – Martial Arts Event Support Miles of Hope

Female martial arts students and experts will break boards at the first “Break-A-Thon for Hope” in Newburgh on Saturday, October 31st from 1 PM – 4 PM.

Donors will pledge a specific amount for each board that a specific participant breaks. Participants will pay a $10 registration fee. All proceeds are being donated to Miles of Hope BC Foundation, Inc.

Boards are being donated by Home Depot of Fishkill. Instructors from NEMAC, the North Eastern Martial Arts Council, will bring re-breakable boards. An audience is welcome!

The event will be held at the Glenn Hines Memorial Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh at 285 Liberty Street in Newburgh. For more information call Felicia Hodges at 845.567.1122.

Miles of Hope on ABC TV – We Will Be Featured on Viewpoint on WABC TV

Viewpoint is a half-hour television program that focuses on cultural events and positive community efforts in NY, NJ and Long Island. It airs on Sunday mornings at 5.30 AM on WABC TV, Channel 7. This program is watched by 36,000 households.

Miles of Hope will be taping an 8-minute section on this program in the fall. We will let you know when our segment is airing.

Thank you to all our incredible volunteers, donors and board members who have made this possible! With this amazing publicity, we can help even more residents of the Hudson Valley cope with breast cancer.

Walk for Hope Sunday September 27, 2009

The Community Walk for Breast Cancer – Join us for our flagship fundraiser. Get involved!

The Community Walk for Breast Cancer is on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, New York. Sign up to walk.

Walk with us and raise money for Breast Cancer support in the Hudson Valley region! You can register online at Active.com (preferred), or pick up a registration form at any Hannaford’s or Adams Fairacre Farms stores. Registration is $25. Register and start getting pledges now. (Walkers should be pre-registered. The entry fee for walkers who register the day of the walk is $35.)

The 2009 Community Walk for Breast Cancer honors Emmy Josephs. She is a staunch supporter of Miles of Hope. Each year she raises thousands of dollars for the Walk and attends all of our functions. She is a 12 year breast cancer survivor and a massage therapist here in the Hudson Valley. We are thrilled to be honoring Emmy this year.

It is our HOPE that each walker will raise at least $100 to support the programs run by Miles of Hope. We encourage you to raise money above and beyond the entry fee. You may track donations on paper, or use the fundraising page that is set up for you automatically when you register online. All proceeds from this walk go to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. All checks should be made payable to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Road Marker in honor or memory of someone – $150 [order a Road Marker now] Last day to order a road marker: Sept 18
  • T-Shirt Sponsor – Name on t-shirt, gift bag item – $500
  • Event Sponsor – Name on t-shirt, gift bag item, name in all pre-Walk publicity (radio and print) – $1000
  • Multi-Event Sponsor – Name on t-shirt at all events (Hoops for Hope, Family Fun Run, Goals for Hope, Community Walk), gift bag item at Brunch and Walk, name in all publicity for all 5 Foundation-sponsored events – $5000

There will be prizes for:
Team with the most walkers
Team who raises the most money
Individual who raises the most money wins 2 full-day passes with a meal at the Mohonk Mountain House.

James Baird State Park is located off the Taconic State Parkway between Routes 44 and 55 in Pleasant Valley, NY. Walkers need to arrive by 9:00 AM. Opening Ceremonies are at 9:30 AM. Warm-up is at 9:45 AM, and the walk starts at 10:00 AM.

Pre-register by September 15th to receive a t-shirt at no charge. The walk is 5K. A shorter garden walk is available for those not able to complete the 5K, and all are welcome. Kids under age 12 walk free with a paying adult. Dogs on a leash are welcome.

Sign Up to Walk
Donate to this event
Sponsor a Walker (click “Search” to see a list of walkers)
Buy a Road Marker (done)

Thanks to this year’s Walk for Hope Sponsors:

Please Patronize Our Walk for Hope 2009 T-Shirt Sponsors
CDPHP | MD Imaging | Dr. Mary Ann Salcetti | Ecosystem Strategies, Inc. | Tarshis, Catania, Liberth, Mahon & Milligram, PLLC | Mid Hudson Plastic Surgery Center | Judelson, Giordano & Siegel , CPA, PC | Dr. Thomas Haggerty

Thank You To These $1000+ Donors To Walk for Hope 2009
Kirshon & Co. | The Gloria & Irving Schlossberg Family Fund | DRA Imaging | Dr. Arthur Menken | Dr. Radhika Rachamalla

Thanks also to all the walkers and everyone supporting the walkers, and all our volunteers and supporters. We couldn’t do it without you!

Event Info
September 27, 2009
Registration: 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies: 9:30 AM
Walk Starts: 10:00 AM
James Baird State Park
Pleasant Valley, NY

Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament Raises $45,000

Goals for Hope 2009 Miles of Hope Breast Cancer FoundationThe 6th annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation raised $45,000 for support services for people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley.

The tournament was held at the LaGrange Soccer fields on Saturday and hundreds of spectators came out to watch almost 700 women from throughout the area play soccer.

Tournament Chairman and Miles of Hope Board Member Mary Schanz said: “We had a beautiful day, full attendance and great enthusiasm from all players and fans. I can’t thank my Co-Chairman, Judy Rose, and committee enough for the flawless job they did in bringing this event to fruition.”

The results of the competition by division are:

Recreational Soccer Moms:
*Bright Yellow Bracket
1st place – Beekman Belles of the Soccer Ball (Beekman, NY)
2nd place – Mahopac Silvia’s Warriors (Mahopac, NY)

*Purple Bracket
1st place – DeNardo’s Divas IV (Poughkeepsie, NY)
2nd place – Cheetah Ladies (LaGrange, NY)

*Pink Bracket
1st place – Mahopac Trish’s Ta-tas (Mahopac, NY)
2nd place – Dragon Moms for Hope (Poughkeepsie, NY)

*Orange Bracket
1st place – OCSL Spirit (Orange County, NY)
2nd place – DeNardo’s Divas II (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Competitive Soccer Moms:
*Bright Green Bracket
1st place – Tina’s Team (Dutchess County, NY)
2nd place – Aches and Pains (Connecticut & Dutchess Co., NY)

Recreational 7 v 7:
*Yellow
1st place – OCSL Fire (Orange County, NY)
2nd place – Mahopac Inferno (Mahopac, NY)

*Blue
1st place – Super Kix (Putnam County, NY)
2nd place – OCSL Red (Orange County, NY)

*Green
1st place – GeriHatTricks (East Fishkill, NY)
2nd place – Dragon Moms (Manhattan)

*Red
1st place – Sell’s Hope for Goals (Dutchess County, NY)
2nd place – OCSL Pride (Orange County, NY)

Competitive 7 v 7:
*Black
1st place – US Parma I (Northern New Jersey)
2nd place – Loose Cannons (Westchester County, NY)
*White
1st place – Hudson Valley Fertility Green (Dutchess County, NY)
2nd place – Hudson Valley Fertility Blue (Dutchess County, NY)

2009 Tournament Facts

– Almost 700 women, 18 to 60+ years old, played on 55 teams in divisions that range from Soccer Mom to Competitive 7 v 7.

– Teams were comprised of women mainly from Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester Counties, NYC, Long Island and New Jersey.

– The Krisis Band and Stark Raven Band provide musical background ALL day long.

– Coach Kieran McIlvenny organized stretching/warm-up sessions for the players.

– Paul LeSueur, former NY Cosmos player, men’s college coach and administrator for WUSA’s NY Freedom was at the tournament to offer tips and advice.

– Center for Physical Therapy was there to provide stretching & ice, and to meet the general needs of our athletes.
The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is a 501-c-3 non-profit public charity with a mission to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley, NY.

See Photos from Goals for Hope 2009

Flower Arranging for Hope with Designer Eddie Ross

Eddie RossFormer food editor for Martha Stewart Living, Eddie Ross, offered a “Flower Arranging Party for Ten” for auction at the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation 5th Annual Brunch on May 3, 2009 honoring the Dyson Foundation and the memory of its former President, Dr. Anne Dyson. Dana Effron, Miles of Hope co-founder, placed the highest bid for the Flower Arranging Party for Ten. This fabulous and intimate event was held on July 10th in LaGrangeville.

…[more text and photos on Eddie’s blog]…

Summer Fun with Miles of Hope

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New Fundraiser: Pig Roast Sunday July 12 in Wallkill: Join Miles of Hope at Nu-Cavu Restaurant

On Sunday, July 12, Nu-Cavu Restaurant in Wallkill will host a delicious pig roast starting at 12 noon and ending at 4 PM. A live band will start at 1 PM. This fun family event is a fundraiser for Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Nu-Cavu is located at 857 Plains Road, Wallkill NY, which is in southern Ulster county. The phone number is 845-895-9000. Reservations are not needed – just show up! Their website is www.nu-cavu.com.

Event Info
Pig Roast Fundraiser for Miles of Hope
Nu-Cavu Restaurant
857 Plains Road, Wallkill NY 12589
Sunday, July 12 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Annual Hudson Valley Ribfest Needs Volunteers

The Highland Rotary Club is once again sponsoring the 5th Annual Hudson Valley Ribfest on August 14 -16, 2009 at the Ulster County Fairgrounds. They need volunteers to help in the following areas: entrance fee collections; beer, soda and water sales; table clean up; set up and break down of the grounds. If you can help, contact Laura Dougherty. Part of the proceeds from the event will go to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

If you cannot volunteer, but would like to attend the Ribfest, mark your calendar! See the Ribfest Website for details.

Don’t Forget These Fun Miles of Hope Events

Help raise funds for people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley.

Goals for Hope, Saturday August 1 at the LaGrange Soccer Complex on Stringham Road. We have a full roster of hundreds of players! Food vendors will be there. Kids can enjoy the day camp and obstacle course. Come cheer on the teams at this incredible fundraiser for Miles of Hope.

Walk for Hope, Sunday September 27 at James Baird State Park. Ready, set, walk! This is our flagship event. Read more, sign up, sponsor, donate, or buy a road sign for our flagship event. Pre-registration is just $25. Kids under 12 walk for free with a registered walker. Dogs on a leash are welcome.

Order a Road Sign in Honor or Memory of a Loved One

At the annual Walk for Hope this year, Miles of Hope is offering another way for you to honor or remember a loved one who has battled breast cancer. These road signs will be placed along the route and will give inspiration to all of us. Each road sign costs $150. Orders must be placed by September 1, 2009. Click to order and thank you for your support!

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