Archive for the ‘Walk for Hope/Community Breast Cancer Walk’ Category

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

The Walk Results are Finally In!

2015
teamshariThe results from the 2015 Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer are in and the big winners are Barry Rothfeld and Team Shari! Barry Rothfeld, publisher emeritus of the Poughkeepsie Journal, raised $3,500 for his daughter’s team, Team Shari, which won for team with the most walkers at 53.

The team which raised the most was Peachy Keen at $6,300 and Team Shari was a close second with $5,400 with Team Boobylicious coming in 3rd with $5,100. Rounding out the list is Rockin’ Rays of Hope with $2,200, and Spack for a Cure with $1,840.

“Thank you to everyone who participated and especially to those who decided to go above and beyond the call by their stellar fund raising!” exclaimed Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood.

Second place in individual fund raising was Emmy Josephs with $2,600 raised. Emmy is a former Walk Honoree and a Miles of Hope star volunteer. Third place goes to Jasmin Alvarez with $2,400. Special thanks to Renee Audette ($1,580) and Debbie Zocchi ($1,240).

Teams with the most walkers were Team Shari (53), Team Angela (46), Rockin’ Rays of Hope (44), Team Boobylicious (23), and Pinky Swears (15).

Honoree Named for Hudson Valley Breast Cancer Walk

2015
mary bonuraThe 13th Annual Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer will take place at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, NY on October 4, 2015, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Hundreds are expected to join breast cancer survivors, their families and friends to honor and remember all those affected by the disease in the Hudson Valley. The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, which organizes the event, is a regional charity with a mission to fund support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley, NY. (more…)

Walk for Hope on October 4, 2015

2015
walk for HopeRegister now for the Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer, our flagship fundraiser. It will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, NY [map].

Please register in advance. Kids under 12 walk free. Click to download poster. This year’s Walk honoree is Mary Bonura.

Prizes for the individual and team that raise the most money! Register now

Purchase a Road Sign in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one. Deadline: September 19. Renew a Road Sign for $100 by October 2.

T-shirt Sponsors and Event Sponsors are needed. 

Donate or create a donation page on Active.com.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Kick-off for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Poughkeepsie Journal Courtyard Sept. 10, 2015

2015
october-awareness-logo-medCome to the Press Conference and Kick-off for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2015. This free event will take place on September 10 at 11:30 AM in the Poughkeepsie Journal Building courtyard, 85 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation has sponsored this for a number of years, and it is popular. The local charity’s Executive Director, Pari Forood, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Dr. Kari Reiber and NY State Senator Sue Serino will be making brief remarks. Senator Serino will also present a check to the Foundation Co-Founders for breast cancer support programs funded in a Senate bill which she sponsored.

Afterwards the elected officials and Miles of Hope volunteers and breast cancer survivors will walk around the block surrounding the city municipal buildings to illustrate the benefits of exercise and adoption of a healthy lifestyle to reduce cancer risk.

All elected officials are invited to attend as well as all members of the public.

The 13th annual Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer will be held Sunday, October 4, 2015 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, NY. More about the Walk.

Update Sept 10: Here is a video of the event!

Community Walk for Breast Cancer Sunday October 5

2014

Take the Walk for Hope Challenge!

Please join us for the 12th annual Walk for Hope / Community Walk for Breast Cancer, Sunday, October 5, 2014 at James Baird State Park, Pleasant Valley, NY [map] .   The Walk is 5K in distance, with a shorter garden walk available for those not able to complete the 5K.

The registration fee is $30 per adult through midnight on Sunday, September 21, and then $35 until the day of the Walk. Kids under age 12 walk free with a paying adult. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Registration is at 9:00 am, opening ceremonies 9:30, walk starts at  10:00.
Online registration is available now — click the button below to register, either as an individual, as a team captain or as a member of a team. The registration page also has complete details of the Walk. Free t-shirt if you register by midnight on  September 20th!

Did you know you can create a fundraising page, either individually or as part of a fundraising team? Click to download an information sheet.

You can also sponsor a road sign in honor or in memory of someone (deadline: September 24). Other sponsorship opportunities are available, such as t-shirt or event sponsorship. Unable to walk with us but still want to donate? Make a donation of any size to the Walk.

Click the button below to sponsor or donate to the Walk.


There will be prizes for:

  • Individual who raises the most money
  • Team that raises the most money
  • Team with the most walkers

Click to download a poster

We much prefer walkers to register online. But if you wish to register on paper, click to download the registration form.

See photos of last year’s Walk in our gallery.


Community Walk for Breast Cancer Kickoff

2014
10YearsStampWednesday, 9/10, noon at the Poughkeepsie Journal Building courtyard, (inside lobby if raining) community leaders will help the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation to kick-off upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) and the Community Walk for Breast Cancer on October 5, at James Baird State Park (see milesofhope.org/old for details).
 
“County Executive Marc Molinaro, State Senator Terry Gipson, Dutchess County Health Commissioner Dr. Kari Reiber, Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik and Walk Chairman and Poughkeepsie Journal Publisher Barry Rothfeld will speak briefly about breast cancer and the importance of preventive care,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood. “The message this year is that all of us can take steps to reduce our cancer risk. Adopting a healthy lifestyle by eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising regularly are essential to reducing the risk of cancer,” she added.

Senator Terry Gipson will present Miles of Hope co-founders Dana Effron and Cathy Varunok with a special NYS Senate proclamation at the event.

“After the short remarks by our elected and appointed officials, the County Executive and I will walk around the block with city and county employees to show our solidarity for the promotion of exercise,” Ms. Forood stated. “We invite the press to join us!”

The 12th annual Community Walk for Breast Cancer will be held Sunday, October 5, 2014 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, NY.
More about the Walk.

The Walk for Hope Challenge

2014
“Hi, I’m Dana Effron, co-founder of Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary, and I have a challenge for you. On October 5th, we’ll be walking a 5K at James Baird State Park.

“Everyone who registers, here’s your challenge:

“Raise a hundred dollars. Ask ten friends to support you. And then ask one of them, or all of them, to take the challenge too. We can raise a lot of money, and raise a lot of support and care for family and friends affected by breast cancer in [New York's] Hudson Valley. Can’t wait to see you on October 5th.”




Click to learn more about the Community Walk for Breast Cancer — Walk for Hope and register.



Team SFH/Molloys Raises $10,000 for Miles of Hope!

2013

SFH-Molloy2013Team St. Francis Hospital and Molloy’s Pharmacy raised $10,000 for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of the Community Walk for Breast Cancer at James Baird State Park on 10/6/13.  Flanking Miles of Hope ED in the photo are from l-r: Mary Luvera, SFH Cancer Center; PF (pink shirt, blue skirt); SFH Physical Therapist Dori Kerner; SFH Human Resources, Wendy Devens.

“Money keeps pouring in from the extraordinarily generous employees of these two iconic Hudson Valley organizations,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. She continued: “At the Walk, St Francis/Molloy’s Team was the largest team with 74 walkers and they raised the most money as well. We are indebted to all of these committed and motivated fund raisers; they understand how important our mission is and they help us directly by allowing Miles of Hope to support people in treatment for breast cancer right here in the Hudson Valley.”

SFH Human Resources Director Wendy Devens explained that the funds were raised throughout September in preparation for the Walk: “Money was raised through a lottery basket raffle, bake sales, candy sales, condo raffle, walkers & general donations,” she explained. “Every year we get ready for the Miles of Hope Walk and SFH employees get involved by creating various ways to raise money. So many of us have been affected directly by breast cancer that it is natural for SFH and Molloy’s to want to help.”

Community Walk for Breast Cancer Kickoff

2013
walk-kickoffLocal community and business leaders came together Sept. 10 to kick off the 2013 Community Walk for Breast Cancer.

Among the speakers at a brief ceremony was Poughkeepsie Journal Publisher Barry Rothfeld. “Organizations like Miles of Hope not only help people through but offer information and a place to turn to when tragedy strikes,” he said. “They offer a tremendous amount of advice and it is invaluable. “

After the ceremony the group braved the rain to join in a walk around the City of Poughkeepsie in preparation for the Walk.

The 11th annual Community Walk for Breast Cancer will be held Sunday, October 6, 2013 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, NY.


Read the article in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

More about the Walk.