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The Walk Results Are In!

2016
And the results are in! The 2016 Miles of Hope Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer Totals are official! And the prize for the individual and team that raised the most goes to our 2016 Honoree, Dana Effron, and Dana’s Team.
The Walk raised a total of $68,780 gross income.
Congratulations to everyone who made this event such a success!
$13,435  Team Dana
$  6,259  Ali’s Mitzvah March
$  3,220  Rockin Rays of Hope
$  2,848  Team Shari
$  1,997  Emmy Josephs

Tay Fisher and Kingston Basketball Youth Raise Money for Miles of Hope

2016
Harlem Globetrotter, Tay Fisher, gives back to his hometown every opportunity he gets. Growing up in Kingston, Mr. Fisher played basketball and honed his craft enabling him to join the elite basketball entertainment group and tour the world. He now runs a youth basketball camp in Kingston and every October, a youth tournament which highlights local talent and raises money for breast cancer programs at the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
“This is the second year that Tay has raised money for us,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “His efforts not only raise money and awareness, they give kids the chance to understand what it means to give back and support a local charity.”
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
Photo: Tay Fisher and Ms. Pari Forood 
To contact Tay Fisher: Fisher4saints@aol.com

Craft Show Benefits Local Breast Cancer Programs

2016
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/old).
 
“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

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

Dragon Boat Race and Festival 2016

2016
DDBF_Poster_Small_PhotocopyThe Dragon Boat Race and Festival on July 23, at the Hudson River Rowing Association Boathouse, 270-272 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, will benefit both the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation and Arts Mid Hudson. The day long celebration and competition will feature 8 dragon boats transported to the Hudson Valley by 22 Dragons of Montreal, Canada. Individual paddlers as well as corporate teams will compete on the Hudson River from 8:00 – 3:00.

Watch the video: Click Here

For more information and to register for both individuals and teams: dutchessdragonboats.org Festival details: While the Dragon Boat Races proceed on the Hudson River, the Festival runs along the shore. Master Kwan returns for the third year to perform the Lion Dance for the opening and closing ceremonies. The Roadhouse Roosters will perform on the main stage this year, bringing uptempo boogie, blues and rock repertoire with electric and acoustic slide guitar.

Under the festival tent there will be art demonstrations by local artists and experiential stations for origami, kite making, calligraphy, and dragon face painting for children. Local artists will demonstrate and exhibit their art, and the Chinese food arts will be demonstrated for all to see how to make dumplings, spring rolls and other Chinese delicacies. Community groups will be present to share information on their services. The festival also includes local food vendors serving up fresh treats, including Twisted Soul, YumYum Noodle truck, Lemon Love, Nino’s Big Bite, Tea Talk, Reggae Boy, and Carole’s Hot Dogs. The culmination of the day will be the presentation of the Dragon Boat racing awards by Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro.

Miles of Hope Announces Sunday’s Brunch Program

2016
At the Miles of Hope Annual Spring Brunch on Sunday, May 1, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, IBM will make a presentation on how breast cancer treatment is impacted by Watson Health; Nettie Womack and Patty Nelson, breast cancer survivors and activists in the African American community will be honored; and seven scholarships will be awarded to area high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.

Pari Forood, Executive Director of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation said: “Our program is full of informative, educational and heartwarming elements. We are expecting over 400 guests, all in pink, to honor and remember those affected by breast cancer in our Hudson Valley.”

“We are excited about the IBM presentation. In a nutshell, Watson Health gathers patient data and compares these against known cases. It then provides a report detailing options for individualized treatments.”

Nettie Womack and Patty Nelson, sisters, breast cancer survivors, and activists in their African American community, will be honored at the Brunch for reaching out to this minority population at church and social gatherings through their Women of Faith Health and Wellness Ministry. Congressman Chris Gibson, NYS Senator Sue Serino, County Executive Marcus Molinaro, and Mayor Rob Rolison will all be presenting commendations to the Honorees.

The Brunch will also highlight local high school seniors receiving scholarships to college:

http://milesofhope.org/old/2016/miles-of-hope-awards-scholarships-to-dutchess-ulster-orange-and-westchester-students/

Thanks to our major sponsors WMCHealth, and Health Quest.

And to all sponsors: James J. McCann Charitable Trust, Arnoff Moving and Storage, Hudson Cadillac/Buick/GMCPremier Medical Group, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Hudson River Fruit, Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation, C2G Environmental, Jane W. Nuhn Trust, Dr. Joel Canter, Poughkeepsie South Rotary Club, Millman Harris Romano Foundation, Race for the Cure, Judelson Giordano and Seigel, Berkshire Hathaway, Caremount Medical, D’Arcangelo, Advance Testing, North River Abstract, Monica and Jacob Frydman, The Kapstone Corporation, Williams Lumber and Home Center, Rose and Kiernan, Poughkeepsie Journal, Dutchess Pro Print, Harold Albinder, Brookside Meadows, NY Design Center, Dana and Ira Effron. 

For more information: www.milesofhope.org/old

or email: info@milesofhope.org/old

2016 Family Fun Run Co-Honoree Marie Cole Speaks at Miles of Hope Event

2016 Family Fun Run Co-Honoree Marie Cole from Wappingers Falls, with her husband, Dave, IBM colleagues (where she has worked for 32 years), teammates from her women’s ice hockey team (Westchester Wildcats), teammates from her Poughkeepsie FISH master’s swim team, and her friends from music and other activities. 

Marie spoke at the Miles of Hope Event on Saturday: “It lifted my spirits and made such a difference during treatment to be surrounded by these wonderful friends from all facets of my life and have their support throughout.  Going through cancer treatment helps you realize that it’s the people in your life who truly matter and we strive to share the good times and support each other through the bad times in life’s journey. Thank you Miles of Hope for honoring me and for helping all those affected by breast cancer in our beautiful Hudson Valley.”

Miles of Hope Awards Scholarships to Dutchess, Ulster, Orange and Westchester Students

2016
Miles of Hope, the Hudson Valley’s only local breast cancer foundation, announced today the awarding of scholarships in 4 counties, to high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.
“High school seniors in Dutchess, Ulster, Orange and Westchester Counties received scholarships for college,” explained Executive Director Pari Forood.
“Their academic performance, extracurricular activities and breast cancer volunteer activities are exemplary. Plus their essays showed us how their lives were affected by breast cancer sometimes in heartbreaking ways with the loss of a loved one,” she continued.
Miles of Hope Scholarships:
  • General Scholarship: Scholarship awarded to students affected by breast cancer.
  • Betty Benecke Memorial Scholarship: Students meeting the Miles of Hope scholarship criteria and pursuing a career in the arts. 
  • Betty Howard Memorial Scholarship: Students meeting the Miles of Hope scholarship criteria and who plan to pursue a healthcare related field of study.
  • Michael Benecke Memorial Scholarship: Students meeting the Miles of Hope scholarship criteria and reflect Michael’s values of the importance of higher education and social justice.
“My family has endowed these 3 scholarships in memory of my mother, Betty Benecke; my sister, Betty Howard; and my brother, Michael Benecke,” said Cathy Varunok, Co-Founder of Miles of Hope. “My sister and mother both had breast cancer and they are the reason for starting Miles of Hope with Co-Founder Dana Effron. Everytime we help a student who has been touched by this disease, I think of my family and how proud they would be to know that we are making a difference in young lives.”
The Scholarships will be awarded at the Foundation’s Annual Spring Brunch on May 1, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie.

MoH Scholarship Awardees

Run Raises Money/Awareness for Breast Cancer Programs

2016
DSC_0395MilesOfHope5K2011ByBobKopacThe 13th Annual Family 5K Fun Run benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will be held Saturday, April 23, at Tymor Park in Union Vale. (photo of breast cancer survivor Lynne Kopac and supporters attached)
“All are welcome to run for time or run for the first time!” said Event organizer and chairman Lori Decker, local community activist, athletic trainer and co-owner of Forza Fitness in Millbrook.
“This event which I started for my clients has blossomed into a wonderful event for beginners, seasoned runners running to qualify for bigger races, and kids. Everyone should feel comfortable running and welcoming Spring on April 23, at beautiful Tymor Park!” she said.
Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood added: “The Family Fun Run has raised over $200,000 for Miles of Hope programs since its inception 13 years ago. We are indebted to Lori Decker who has run this event from the beginning for all of her hard work and enthusiasm. She can convince anyone to run! And as a marathon runner herself, she knows the benefits of staying in shape to reduce cancer risk.”
Miles of Hope, a 501-c-3, public charity, funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“We are the only local breast cancer foundation funding programs in the 8 counties: scholarships for high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer; complementary medicine programs at area hospitals; a Peer to Peer hotline with trained survivors ready to answer questions; and a fund for financial emergencies for people in treatment for breast cancer,” explained Miles of Hope co-Founder Cathy Varunok.
 
The Family Fun Run honors two Hudson Valley women and breast cancer survivors: Marie Cole and Barbara Bennett. For more information on them: http://milesofhope.org/old/funrun/
Register on line milesofhope.org/old
 
Email Information:
Need more information or have questions? mohrun@hotmail.com
 
 

Family Fun Run Raises Money/Awareness for Breast Cancer Programs

2016
The 13th Annual Family 5K Fun Run benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will be held Saturday, April 23, at Tymor Park in Union Vale. (photo of breast cancer survivor Lynne Kopac and supporters attached)
“All are welcome to run for time or run for the first time!” said Event organizer and chairman Lori Decker, local community activist, athletic trainer and co-owner of Forza Fitness in Millbrook.
“This event which I started for my clients has blossomed into a wonderful event for beginners, seasoned runners running to qualify for bigger races, and kids. Everyone should feel comfortable running and welcoming Spring on April 23, at beautiful Tymor Park!” she said.
Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood added: “The Family Fun Run has raised over $200,000 for Miles of Hope programs since its inception 13 years ago. We are indebted to Lori Decker who has run this event from the beginning for all of her hard work and enthusiasm. She can convince anyone to run! And as a marathon runner herself, she knows the benefits of staying in shape to reduce cancer risk.”
Miles of Hope, a 501-c-3, public charity, funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“We are the only local breast cancer foundation funding programs in the 8 counties: scholarships for high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer; complementary medicine programs at area hospitals; a Peer to Peer hotline with trained survivors ready to answer questions; and a fund for financial emergencies for people in treatment for breast cancer,” explained Miles of Hope co-Founder Cathy Varunok.
 
The Family Fun Run honors two Hudson Valley women and breast cancer survivors: Marie Cole and Barbara Bennett. For more information on them: http://milesofhope.org/old/funrun/
 
Email Information:
Need more information or have questions? mohrun@hotmail.com
Want to volunteer? mohrunvols@hotmail.com
Would you like to be a vendor? milesofhope5kvendors@gmail.com