Robert McCormick, President of the Newburgh Elks, presents check to Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood
The Newburgh Elks Club raises money for local charities every year at their annual barbeque at their headquarters on Washington Street in Newburgh. The outing usually coincides with three incongruous things: Fall, football, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
For the past two years, the organization has made a donation to the only regional breast cancer charity helping Dutchess and Orange Counties- the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
In the photo, Robert McCormick, President of the Newburgh Elks, makes the presentation of a donation of $350 to Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood last Saturday.
“This is a favorite event of mine,” explained Ms. Forood. “Everyone is so genuine, and kind– they understand what it means to help others when they are in need. We fund support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley including Orange and Rockland counties. All of this donation will go to helping people with breast cancer right here in our community.”
One of the programs funded by Miles of Hope helps the breast cancer patient with financial emergencies not covered by insurance. “If someone is in treatment and they can’t pay a bill, we will step in and pay it for them,” added Ms. Forood.
“The generosity exhibited here by the Newburgh Elks should serve as an example to everyone. People helping people.”
On a cool and windy day, the Arlington Women’s Varsity Tennis team wore pink, sold t-shirts and cupcakes, and raised over $400 for breast cancer programs in the Hudson Valley.
“Every year we have a pink out match,” explained Coach Gail Lynch, “And this year the girls were unanimous that we wanted to do it in support of Miles of Hope. The money we raise stays here in the Hudson Valley, helping anyone affected by breast cancer.” Continue reading Arlington Women’s Varsity Tennis Team Raises $400 for Miles of Hope
Brighton Collectibles in Nanuet NY and Danbury CT will be supporting Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation during their Power of Pink promotions, September 25 thru October 31 (ending Nov. 15 at the Danbury location).
Purchase a Power of Pink bracelet for $60 and $10 will be donated to Miles of Hope. They also will be selling leather goods that 10% of the purchase price goes to their national charity, The Lauder Foundation. This is the 13th year they are selling the bracelet.
Locations: Brighton Collectibles, Shops at Nanuet, 8123 Fashion Drive, Nanuet, NY 10954 and Brighton Collectibles, Danbury Fair, 7 Backus Ave., Danbury, CT 06810
On October 28, Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood will be at the store in Nanuet from 2 PM – 4 PM.
Last year, Andrew Flynn got a few friends and family members together and organized a car meet at Taghkanic State Park in southern Columbia County. Andrew lost his mother to breast cancer when he was a teenager, and he decided that proceeds from the event in 2014 would benefit local breast cancer programs through the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. A year ago, he presented a check for $3500 to Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood, saying that he “could not wait to double the amount next year.”
On September 19, 2015, the 2nd Lake Effect Car Meet raised over $5200 for Miles of Hope.
“We didn’t quite double it,” Andrew admitted, “but we are proud of what we are able to do for breast cancer programs in our community.” In the photo, Andrew and his niece, Victoria Carpio, whose “car” won best in show at the car meet, stand with Pari Forood.
“Andrew’s commitment and energy are infectious!” exclaimed Ms. Forood. “He put the information out on Facebook, and hundreds of people showed up on a perfect fall day to look at cars and honor and remember all those affected by breast cancer within the Hudson Valley, including and especially, Andrew’s mother Koreen.”
“We will always be indebted to our volunteers, fundraisers, and event participants–they are part of the Miles of Hope family,” she continued.
“Thank you to everyone who recognizes that October is not just a month on the calendar, but an opportunity to remember those whose lives have been touched by this disease and to commit yourself to adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”
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In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Somers Touchdown Club would like to invite the community to attend Varsity Football’s “Pink Out” on October 2, 2015. The football game starts at 7 pm and will honor the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
They will be selling custom-made “Stomp Out Cancer” Yankee candles and Tusker Pink Out totes. A Pink Out boot will make its way through the stands for donations. Also, pink ribbon Somers socks will be for sale (pictured).
All proceeds will be donated to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, a non-profit foundation whose mission is to fund support and outreach programs for people affected by breast cancer within the Hudson Valley.
Please join us to cheer on the Somers Football team, and make sure you wear pink to show your support!
UPDATE: This event raised $1,581 for Miles of Hope! Thank you!