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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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Gap Stores Raise Money for Miles of Hope

Beth Madsen, Dana Effron, and Rebecca LeeBanana Republic, Old Navy and Gap Stores held a fashion show at the Poughkeepsie Galleria on Saturday, June 13, 2009, to benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation and to honor survivors of breast cancer as models in the show.

“So far, we have collected $1,180 in cash and checks. GapInc. will match that amount and our volunteer hours will also be paid out to Miles of Hope,” said Diana Westerband, Manager of the Galleria Banana Republic.

“We are honored to be chosen by Gap Stores as the recipient of the proceeds from their Fashion Show,” stated Dana Effron, Co-Founder of Miles of Hope. “Even though I did not model in the show, many of my fellow breast cancer survivors made me proud by participating and giving Heidi Klum a run for her money!”

Funds raised are used to support programs for people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley.

“We don’t fund research,” explained Executive Director Pari Forood. “The money we raise is used to fund a number of programs that attempt to lessen the burden of this disease on our friends, neighbors and families right here at home.”

Miles of Hope Receives $1850 from Fashion Show

Beth Madsen, Dana Effron, and Rebecca LeeThe Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation received a check for $1850 from the proceeds from the Recession Chic Fashion Show held at Bella Luci Salon in Poughkeepsie with clothing from Elizabeth Boutique in Arlington. Both Rebecca Lee, president of Bella Luci Salon, and Beth Madsen, owner of Elizabeth Boutique organized the Fashion Show to highlight their establishments and to benefit the breast cancer foundation. The Fashion Show attracted over 100 people and a portion of the ticket price was donated to Miles of Hope which provides funding for support services for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley. For more information, call 845-264-2005.

New Event Bulletin

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Upcoming Events

Noah’s Ride May 31
Banana Republic June 13
Goals for Hope Aug 1
Dragon Boat Races Sept 12

Survivors Needed to Model for Banana Republic/Gap/Old Navy Fundraiser June 13

Rock Your Summer Wardrobe Private Styling Event

Breast cancer survivors are needed to model clothing for a special fundraising event on Saturday, June 13.

Survivors up to size 14 are invited to sign up to model at a special Banana Republic/Gap/Old Navy fashion show and raffle benefiting Miles of Hope from 1 PM until 4 PM at the Poughkeepsie Galleria, Center Court. Just call Diana at 845-297-3174.

Everyone is invited to attend the fashion show and participate in the raffle at the Poughkeepsie Galleria. Additionally, the Banana Republic store in the Poughkeepsie Galleria will offer 25% off full-priced merchandise on June 13 with this special coupon (print it and bring to the store on June 13).

Event Info
Rock Your Summer Wardrobe
Fashion Show and Raffle
1 PM – 4 PM
Banana Republic/Gap/Old Navy
Poughkeepsie Galleria Center Court
Store open 10 AM – 9:30 PM

Dragon Boat Races, September 12 – Survivors and Support Groups Needed!
Cancer Awareness Race at Noon

Don’t be left on shore. Reserve your boat now for the Fifth Annual Dragons on the Hudson Dragon Boat Races in Peekskill, NY, on Saturday, September 12th.

The 5th Annual Dragons on the Hudson celebrates the Hudson River’s 400th anniversary. The regular races start at 9 AM, and the special Cancer Race starts at noon. At 4 PM, enjoy the Parade of Teams and Awards Ceremony, followed by the Paddle Party. They encourage competition at all levels and welcome both novice and advanced teams.

Join us at noon for a special race of cancer survivors and support groups when they take their fight to the water to beat the dragon.

For more information, an application, instructions, and the rules, visit the Peekskill Celebration website.

Event Info
Dragon Boat Races
Riverfront Green, Peekskill NY
Saturday, September 12 All Day
Cancer Race at Noon

Vote For Our Two “Spirit of Dutchess Award” Nominees

The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation has nominated two of its key volunteers for the Spirit of Dutchess Award. This award is sponsored by the United Way of Dutchess County.

Lisa Arnoff, Chairman of the Annual Spring Brunch for Miles of Hope, is a tireless and committed volunteer.

Mary Schanz is the Chairman of Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament held at the LaGrange Soccer fields every August.

The winners will be announced on June 4.

Sign Up for Goals for Hope By July 7

Don’t forget to sign up for Goals for Hope now. Registration fees go up June 23, and the final deadline to register a team is July 7.

This fundraising soccer tournament for Miles of Hope takes place on Saturday, August 1 in LaGrange.

Learn more and sign up for Goals for Hope today.

Bid in Our New Online Auction Now Through June 5 2009

In order to give everyone more time to participate in our new online auction, we have extended the auction through Friday, June 5 at 9 PM.

We have teamed up with BiddingforGood.com to run this auction. Visit our auction now.

We have artwork, books, jewelry, vacations, tickets to the Tony Awards June 7, and more.

Every bid helps support programs for people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley.

Thank you to everyone who donated items, including Nicholas Simile and Bellizzi Enterprises Fine Jewelers.

Update June 5 2009: The auction has closed. Thanks to all the donors and bidders!

Noah’s Ride May 31

Don’t forget to sign up for Noah’s Ride/Tour de Hope! The deadline to sign up online is May 30 at 2 PM. Please come out on Sunday May 31 to ride or cheer on the cyclists! More information is on the Bikeway.com website.

Enjoy The Miles of Hope Photo Gallery

We have added many recent events to the Miles of Hope Photo Gallery.

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Two Miles of Hope Volunteers Nominated for Spirit of Dutchess Award

The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation has nominated two of its key volunteers for the Spirit of Dutchess Award.

Lisa ArnoffLisa Arnoff, Chairman of the Annual Spring Brunch for Miles of Hope, is a tireless and committed volunteer. She has planned the event for the past five years increasing the donation to the Foundation every year. Along with her committee, she begins in December organizing the brunch attended by over 400 people, the Silent Auction which raised over $50,000 this year, and all raffles and door prizes. By the date of the function – each year the brunch is the Sunday before Mother’s Day – she has had committee meetings, tastings, organizational events, and many mailings and e-mailings. She devotes her life to raising money through the brunch for five months. In 2009, the Annual Spring Brunch raised over $108,000 for support programs for people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley.

Mary SchanzMary Schanz is the Chairman of Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament held at the LaGrange Soccer fields every August. An avid soccer player and soccer mom, Mary decided that the Hudson Valley needed to sponsor an event where everyone from former college players to soccer grandmothers could come and enjoy the exercise, friendly competition and fun. She organized the first Goals for Hope five years ago and will chair her sixth Goals on August 1, 2009. Each year, more and more women come to Dutchess County to play soccer and honor or remember a friend or colleague or family member touched by breast cancer. Last year over 600 women competed and over 1000 spectators came to watch. Along with her committee, she organizes three different tournaments depending on ability, a concession stand, a kid’s soccer clinic, an obstacle course for the youngest fans, and the infamous Granny’s Game.

Miles of Hope would not exist without volunteers. Both of these women also serve on the Board of Directors lending their expertise and support to the administration of the Foundation. They are an example of the best that leadership and volunteerism have to offer in our community and Miles of Hope salutes them.

The Spirit of Dutchess Award is sponsored by the United Way of Dutchess County.

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