Posts Tagged ‘Breast Cancer Information’

Health Fair at Terpsichore the Dancerschool, Oct.28


Terpsichore the Dancerschool

Terpsichore the Dancerschool will host a Health Fair on Sunday, October 28, 2012, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, at their studio, 74 MillPond Parkway, Monroe, NY [map].

The staff at at Terpsichore feel that Dance is good for the mind, body & soul.  Let’s come together as a community and share ways to help lead stronger, healthier lives.

Free & open to the public — bring the kids! Dance lessons from Terpsichore Company members, a Dino‐Dig, pink hair extensions, sticker fun, face painting, arts & crafts and much more!!

For more information download the flyer.

All proceeds to benefit Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.


Peer-to-Peer Program for Breast Cancer Patients


Peer-to-Peer Program The Miles of Hope Peer-to-Peer Program allows breast cancer patients to connect with trained cancer survivors. This program is especially important for those newly diagnosed with breast cancer, but anyone with a breast cancer patient in their lives can utilize the peer-to-peer program.

If you would like to speak with a breast or ovarian cancer survivor, please call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290. A peer councellor is on staff Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to provide individualized support.

This program focuses on individual needs and personalized support, providing information and resources to breast cancer patients and to their caregivers, spouses, children, family and friends, either on the phone or in the Yorktown Heights office.

Call the Support Connection hotline at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290. This is a free service, sponsored by the many wonderful supporters of Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation


Medical Gap Care Fund for Breast Cancer Patients

The Medical Gap Care Fund was established to help individuals who reside in one of the eight counties of the Hudson Valley, NY, and are in treatment for breast cancer with a financial emergency not covered by insurance. The program is funded by Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation and administered by social service agencies in the eight counties of the region.

Use the table below to locate the county in which you reside on the left, and call the appropriate agency and person at the phone number provided.

Medical Gap Care Partners Who Help Administer the Medical Gap Care Fund





Columbia Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County Liz Spira 845-452-5104 x103
Dutchess Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County Liz Spira 845-452-5104 x103
Greene Family of Woodstock Carroll Sisco 845-331-7080 x131
Orange Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Centers Regina McGrade 845-220-3152
Putnam Putnam Community Action Partnership Melissa Schneider 845-278-8021 X19
Rockland Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Centers Regina McGrade 845-220-3152
Ulster Family of Woodstock Carroll Sisco 845-331-7080 x131
Westchester Cancer Support Team Lucille Winton 914-777-5479


News Article on Miles of Hope Grants to Support Connection


An article in the Yorktown and Cortlandt Region blog describes grants made by Miles of Hope in support of a program by Support Connection of Yorktown, NY.

Peer Counseling ProgramSupport Connections provides a program called One-on-One Peer Counseling, which offers free, personalized, confidential support and education to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, either on the phone or at their Yorktown Heights office. Miles of Hope provides partial funding for this program.

More about the One-on-One Peer Counseling program can be found on the Miles of Hope website.

African Americans and Breast Cancer Lecture


Miles of Hope co-founder Cathy Varunuk will speak at the Beulah Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie on Sunday, October 24 at the 8 AM services and again at the 11 AM services. She will have updates related to breast cancer and specifically how it affects the African American population.
She will be providing facts and statistics about breast cancer in the African American population as well as local support services for those diagnosed.
All are welcome!
Beulah Baptist Church is located at 92 Catharine St, Poughkeepsie, NY [map].

Complementary Medicine and Breast Cancer Treatment


by Pari Forood, Executive Director, Miles of Hope

Published in The Poughkeepsie Journal, 2010

Poughkeepsie Journal

Here at Miles of Hope, when October rolls around, we say “Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month!” It has become a celebration in this country of all survivors and their successful treatment and all of the research and funding that has made new technology part of the cure. We salute nurses, doctors, technicians, scientists and biomedical engineers for their diligence and nurturing. And we remember with fondness and regret those who died of this terrible disease.

When we started the Foundation in 2004, we decided to focus (more…)

Local Group Funds Support Programs for Breast Cancer Patients


by Pari Forood, Executive Director, Miles of Hope

Published in The Poughkeepsie Journal, 2009

Poughkeepsie Journal

Imagine the unimaginable. You find a lump in your breast.  You go to the doctor and it is confirmed through testing that you have breast cancer. Now what?

According to the American Cancer Society, excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for more than 1 in 4 cancers diagnosed in the US. In 2008, there were 182,460 new cases of breast cancer in women in the United States. The 5 year relative survival rate for breast cancer in the localized stage (cancer that has not spread to other sites in the body) is 98%. The earlier the cancer is diagnosed, the more successful the treatment.