The Mission of Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation

The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is a non-profit, 501-c-3 public charity established in March of 2004.

The mission of the Foundation is to fund support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley, New York (Columbia County, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Ulster County and Greene County).


Address: P.O. Box 405, LaGrangeville, NY 12540

Phone: 845-264-2005

The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation was established to fund support services for people fighting breast cancer in the Hudson Valley. The Foundation was started by Dana Effron and Cathy Varunok, two community activists who saw a need for increased services for people with breast cancer. For years, Dana and Cathy raised money for national breast cancer organizations but in 2004 they decided to focus their fundraising efforts on helping their friends and neighbors in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley, New York. The Foundation’s Executive Director is Pari Forood.

Foundation Events Highlighting Our Fundraising Activities:

Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball Tournament – Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

The Miles of Hope Spring Brunch – The Grandview, Poughkeepsie, NY

5K and Children’s Family Fun Run – Dutchess County, NY

Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament – LaGrange Soccer Fields, LaGrange, NY

Community Breast Cancer Walk – James Baird State Park

Visit our calendar for more information about these Miles of Hope events. Many other organizations raise money for Miles of Hope, and these events are on our Events page.

All funds raised in the Hudson Valley are used to support programs in the Hudson Valley. We have many funded programs, scholarships and grants.

Download our brochure for viewing online.

Contact Us

Phone: 845-264-2005
Email us

To make a donation by check
please make it out to
Miles of Hope BCF
and send it to us at:

Miles of Hope BCF
P.O. Box 405
Lagrangeville, NY 12540

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Community Walk for Breast Cancer