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Miles of Hope Salutes Moms!

2015

home-momsIn honor of Mother’s Day, and the upcoming Annual Spring Brunch on May 3, at the Grandview honoring all those affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley, the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is honoring mothers by highlighting them on their website.

“Mother’s are the backbone of our culture,” stated mother, and daughter (and Executive Director of Miles of Hope) Pari Forood. “We decided to honor them this Spring on our website and the response has been great!”

“We opened it up to the entire Miles of Hope family and we were flooded with the most heartwarming photos of mothers and daughters,” she explained.

Please go to http://milesofhope.org/old/spring-brunch/#tribute to see a scroll of the photos.

 Mother, mother in law, daughter, and daughter in law (and Miles of Hope Brunch Chairman) Lisa Arnoff explained why honoring mothers is so important to the Foundation: “breast cancer affects everyone–mothers, daughters and even a small percentage of men. When you are in treatment as my mother was, support comes from everywhere but especially your family; and mothers are at the heart of the family.”

Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley. The Annual Spring Brunch with a silent auction, raffle for a trip to Aruba, and door prizes is on May 3, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie.

All information on the event: www.milesofhope.org/old

500 to Celebrate Spring and Breast Cancer Programs this Sunday

2014
brunch2013The 10th Annual Spring Brunch for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie is this Sunday, May 4, from 11- 2:00.

“This year we have a special program planned in honor of our 10th Anniversary,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood. “We will be awarding our scholarship recipients at the Brunch and honoring them and their parents.”

2014 Scholarship Recipients:
  • Darren Pikul, Highland – Highland High School- Onondaga Community College
  • Kayley Spinella, Poughkeepsie – Arlington High School – Betty Howard Scholarship Recipient – Kings College, Brooklyn
  • Kaitlin Pearson, East Chatham – Chatham High School – Syracuse University
  • Claire Mulpeter, Red Hook – Red Hook High School – Ithaca College
“Each scholarship recipient will receive $3000 toward their college expenses,” explained Miles of Hope co-Founder Cathy Varunok. “The Scholarship Committee made up of current and retired educators and community leaders chose these high school seniors from a list of very qualified candidates.”

“There will also be a special 10th Anniversary Video highlighting Miles of Hope volunteers and programs,” added co-Founder Dana Effron. “This video will enable us to share with the 500 supporters in our audience footage from many of our events and best wishes from the participants, volunteers, and organizers.”

“None of this would be possible without our extraordinary sponsors!” reminded Brunch Chairwoman Lisa Arnoff of Arnoff Moving and Storage. “Without Health Quest, Arnoff Moving and Storage, Premier Medical Group, BMW of the Hudson Valley, Dana and Ira Effron, D’Arcangelo and Co, Half Time Beverage, Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC, and Hudson River Fruit Distributors/The Albinder Family, we would not be able to help people in the Hudson Valley affected by breast cancer.”

Annual Spring Brunch May 4

2014

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The 10th Annual Miles of Hope Spring Brunch will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY.

In 2013, Miles of Hope raised more than $450,000 to fund support programs in the Hudson Valley. Nearly one-third of that was raised at the Annual Spring Brunch. In its ten-year history of funding support services for people affected by breast cancer, Miles of Hope has given away more than $1,000,000.

Be part of this success!
• Become a Sponsor
• Advertise
• Have Brunch with Us

Your support is critical to the continued success of Miles of Hope.

Reservations are available now for purchase online.


While we much prefer online reservations, if you wish to reserve on paper please click to download the reservation form (PDF).

Companies: Please Sponsor This Event
We want to give companies the opportunity to be a special part of this event. Your support is critical to the continued success of this foundation. For more information, click to download the Sponsorship Packet (PDF).

Grand Prize Drawing–Cruise for 2 on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2
Departs NY July 1, 2014 (5 days). Ports of Call: New York, Halifax, Boston and back to New York.
Ocean View Cabin, Meals Included
Restrictions Apply; Tax and Gratuities Not Included. Donated in part by Cunard and CDT Travel, Inc., Newburgh
$25 each Ticket. Need not be present at the Brunch to win.

Questions? Please call Lisa 914-475-6060 or email lisa@arnoff.com

Please join us in making a difference in the lives of those touched by Breast Cancer.

Spring Brunch Raises $150,000 for Miles of Hope Breast Cancer in the Hudson Valley NY

2013
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Miles of Hope Co-Founders Dana Effron & Cathy Varunok; Karol Iapoce; & Exec Director Pari Forood.

The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation raised $150,000 on Sunday May 5, 2013, to benefit funded programs for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, NY.

“This was a great day!” exclaimed Executive Director Pari Forood. “Our attendance topped 450 and our speakers were incredible.”
 
The first speaker, Karol Iapoce, is a one year breast cancer survivor who took advantage of the Miles of Hope-funded acupuncture program to relieve back pain which resulted from her chemotherapy.

“I was in pain constantly during my immediate recovery,” she said, “however, after the acupuncture my back pain was eliminated and I felt a general sense of well-being I had not felt since my diagnosis.”

The second speaker was Syracuse University senior and Spackenkill H.S. graduate, Clarice Muron-Bendaoud, who lost her mother to breast cancer when she was 13 and benefited from the Miles of Hope scholarship fund.

“I became a part of the Miles of Hope family when I wrote the essay explaining how breast cancer had affected my life,” she explained. “Now that I am in college and looking back on that difficult period of my life, I can only thank Miles of Hope for turning something horrible into something redeemable.”

Miles of Hope is a 501 (c) (3) public charity with a mission to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley. “All money raised in the region stays in the region,” explained Ms. Forood.

Click for 2013 Spring Brunch photos.

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500 People To Attend Miles of Hope Spring Brunch, May 5, at the Grandview, Poughkeepsie

2013
brunch2013On May 5, 500 pink-clad people will gather at the Grandview for the Annual Miles of Hope Spring Brunch to honor and remember all those affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley.

“We have a record crowd coming this year and a Silent Auction with 2 grand prizes worth over $2500 each,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood, pictured here with from l-r Laurie Schiavone, PF, and Brunch Chairman Lisa Arnoff.

Brunch participants will have the opportunity to support programs funded by the Foundation in various ways.
“Aside from the grand prizes, we will have a wonderful Silent Auction with items from area restaurants and stores, as well as a Giving Tree where donors can purchase an ‘ornament’ to donate directly to a patient in treatment for breast cancer,” said Lisa Arnoff, Brunch Chairman. (see attachment, Auction Alternative)
“We will honor all Miles of Hope Event Chairmen, as well as the ‘Angels’ who have been nominated by breast cancer survivors,” added Ms. Forood.

All Angels/Nominators and more information on the Brunch is at www.milesofhope.org/old

Miles of Hope Angels program

2013
Angels and their nominators are honored at the annual Spring Brunch

Angels and their nominators are honored at the annual Spring Brunch

The Miles of Hope Angels program is an annual event that honors the people who help to care for their loved one going through treatment for breast cancer. The program is initiated at the beginning of each year, and the angels and their nominators are honored at the Miles of Hope Spring Brunch.

This year’s angels and their nominators are:

Angels: Barry Rothfeld, Rita Rothfeld, Jason Rothfeld, Sherry Hudes, John Barone, and the entire Cooper Family
Nominator: Shari

Angel: Lucia Eckhardt
Nominator: Judy

Angel: Steve Shavkin
Nominator: Diane

Click to read the nominations and see photos on our Angels page.

Annual Spring Brunch May 5

2013

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The 9th Annual Miles of Hope Spring Brunch will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY.

In 2012 Miles of Hope raised more than $450,000 to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley. Nearly one-third of that was raised at the Annual Spring Brunch.

Enjoy delicious food, a silent auction, a fabulous raffle, and friends! We will honor all angels and their nominators as part of our “Nominate Your Angel!” program.

Enjoy photos of last year’s brunch.

 

Silent Auction and Raffle Items: Do you have an item or service to add to our silent auction or raffle? Please contact us.

Grand Prize Drawing Prizes:

Two raffle prizes – sold separately – $25 per ticket

A. Five Day Culinary Boot Camp at The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park Take culinary vacation by indulging your passion for food. CIA Boot Camp is much more than your typical cooking class. It’s an intensive immersion into the world of food. You’ll learn to cook and bake like a professional with the guidance of a famed chef-instructor. You’ll prepare and enjoy fabulous dishes and dine in one or more of the CIA’s award-winning restaurants. And when you’re done, you may just surprise yourself with how much you’ve grown as a home chef. While some restrictions apply and subject to availability choose the class and date. Retail value $2195. Need not be present to win.

B. Three Night Get-Away at the Fairmont Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya, Mexico Enjoy three nights for two in a Signature Casita guestroom (including applicable tax and resort fee) at this esteemed AAA Five Diamond Award property. An eco-friendly resort on the Caribbean coast of Mexico that includes an 18-hole Greg Norman golf course, a Willow Stream spa, secluded beach, infinity edge pools, and nature trails. Explore Fairmont Mayakoba’s fine dining and exceptional selections of unique attractions, entertainment and recreation activities. Subject to availability. Blackout dates include, but are not limited to: December 21, 2013 – January 2, 2014, November 8 – 18, 2013. Valid May 10, 2013 to May 10, 2014. PLUS a $500 American Express Gift Card. Total Retail Value $2000. Buy a raffle ticket now. Need not be present to win.

Thank You To Our 2013 Brunch Sponsors!

Champions of Hope – $7500 – Arnoff Moving and Storage

Ruby Foundation Sponsor – $5000
Health Quest
Premier Medical Group
Turk Family/Rocking Horse Ranch
WSP Sells – Steve Smith

Garnet Corporate Sponsor – $2500
BMW of the Hudson Valley
D’Arcangelo and Company
Half Time Beverage
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Randi Zinn

Hot Pink Sponsors – $1000+
Bonura Hospitality
Bottini Fuel
Dana and Ira Effron
Daniel and Susan Albinder
DRA Imaging
EFCO Products
First Niagra
Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC
Judith Philips in honor Cathy Varunok
MVP Health Care
New Beginnings Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Dr. Adam Silverman
New York Design Center
North River Abstract
RL Baxter Building Corporation
Royal Carting Service
St Francis Hospital Foundation
Ulster Savings Bank

Rose Pink Sponsors – $500
Central Hudson Gas and Electric
Dutchess School of Driving. Inc.
Edible Arrangements of Poughkeepsie & Kingston
Fred, Carolynn, Michael and Lauren Zinn
Mercedes Benz of Wappingers Falls/Danbury
Monica & Jacob Frydman and Ilse Rosenschein
New haven Moving Equipment
Riverside Bank

Petal Pink Sponsors – $250
Dutchess School of Driving
Mara Weismann
Salisbury Bank and Trust
Stanley Marks & Co., LLP

Rosaline Sponsors – $150
Anita Torsone Freer
Bonnie and Kenneth Scheer
Carla Gude
Carol & Thomas Foy
Evelyn and Oscar Weiss
LCS Facitity Group, Inc
Marlene Weber Day Spa
Mid-Hidson Subaru
Neville Smythe
Karen Smythe
Shannon Varunok
UPS Store – Poughkeepsie/Jim Martin

Companies: Please Sponsor This Event

We want to give companies the opportunity to be a special part of this event. Your support is critical to the continued success of this foundation. Sponsors will be listed in the program book, and receive the benefits below.

Company Sponsorship Levels:

  • aRsaline Pink Sponsor $150

  • Petal Pink Sponsor $250

  • Rose Pink Sponsor $500

  • Hot Pink Sponsor $1000
    Option to provide item for goodie bag (minimum 425 pieces) and inclusion in press releases as time allows

  • Garnet Corporate Sponsor $2500
    4 tickets to the event and inclusion in press releases as time allows

  • Ruby Foundation Sponsor $5000
    Table for 10, inclusion in all event literature and press releases as time allows and a full page ad in all Miles of Hope future program books for 1 year

  • Champion of Hope $7500+
    Same as above

  • Heroes of Hope $10,000+
    Same as above

For more information, click to Download the Sponsorship Letter (PDF)

“Nominate Your Angel” Program

Each year we solicit nominations for angels — an opportunity to recognize the family member, friend or colleague who was integral to the recovery of the breast cancer survivor. All angels and their nominators will be honored at the Brunch.
Click to read this year’s nomination letters.

Spring Brunch Wrap-up

2012
Brunch 2012

The 2012 Miles of Hope Spring Brunch

The 8th Annual Miles of Hope Spring Brunch was held on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY.

A lovely morning with friends and supporters of Miles of Hope — and a wonderful turnout!

This event was SOLD OUT!

Read about the Angels who were honored at the brunch.

Read the article in the Poughkeepsie Journal (reprinted with permission).

See photos:
In the Miles of Hope Photo Gallery
Photos by Alan Lemberger
In the Poughkeepsie Journal
It’s not too late to make a donation to the brunch.

Nominate Your Angel!

2012

UPDATE—READ THE 2012 NOMINATIONS
Click see the collection of heartwarming Angel nominations on the Miles of Hope website.

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Miles of Hope holds fundraising events throughout the year

The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation announced a program to honor the people who help to care for their loved one going through treatment for breast cancer.

“This is an opportunity to recognize the family member, friend, or colleague who is integral to the recovery of the breast cancer patient,” explained Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope.

“We are asking anyone who has been through treatment for breast cancer to nominate their angel by sending us a testimonial with photos if they have them, explaining how their angel helped them. It does not have to be a long narrative. We will honor all angels and their nominator at the 8th Annual Spring Brunch on May 6, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. The essays and photos will then be available for viewing at the Miles of Hope website at www.milesofhope.org/old,” she continued.

All entries must be received by e-mail to info@milesofhope.org/old by April 20, 2012, and all photos/testimonials become property of Miles of Hope. There is no fee to nominate an angel, and attendance at the Brunch is not required.

“Every time I speak with a breast cancer survivor, they tell me about the person or people who helped them. We feel it is time to bring that person into the limelight,” said Cathy Varunok, Co-founder of Miles of Hope.

Annual Spring Brunch May 6 2012 *UPDATE*

2012

UPDATE

Read about the Angels who were honored at the brunch.

Read the article in the Poughkeepsie Journal (reprinted with permission).

See photos:
In the Miles of Hope Photo Gallery
Photos by Alan Lemberger
In the Poughkeepsie Journal

Spring Brunch

Meet friends and make new friends at the Brunch!


The 8th Annual Miles of Hope Spring Brunch will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY.

This event has sold out!

The silent auction will be wonderful – click to download the auction book filled with items up for auction at the brunch.

In 2011, Miles of Hope raised more than $450,000 to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley. Nearly one-third of that was raised at the Annual Spring Brunch.

You can make a donation “in honor” or “in memory” of someone. These will appear in the program book with a $100 donation for the first listing, and $25 donation for additional listings. The deadline for inclusion in program was March 30, 2012. Alternatively, you can make a direct donation in any amount to the event.

Companies are invited to sponsor this event and receive premiums such as ad space, tickets and publicity, depending on the sponsorship level (Rosaline Pink Sponsor, Petal Pink Sponsor, Rose Pink Sponsor, Hot Pink Sponsor, Garnet Corporate Sponsor, Ruby Foundation Sponsor, Champion of Hope, Heroes of Hope).

Individuals and companies can take out an ad in the program book. The deadline for inclusion in program was March 30, 2012.

Enjoy photos of last year’s brunch.

Spring Brunch

Miles of Hope Co-Founders Cathy Varnok and Dana Effron at the brunch