Posts Tagged ‘Fundraising’

Dog Treats for Breast Cancer!

goodreasonsGood Reasons Dog Treats went pink for October donating $1 to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation for every Bella bag or tin sold from their retail stores including all Adams Fairacre Farms locations, Hannaford’s Supermarkets and their website Good Reasons is a private, non-profit dog treat company merging advocacy for the disabled community with a love for animals.

Kelly Apfel, Executive Assistant of Community Based Services which runs Good Reasons in North Salem, NY expressed the company’s commitment to philanthropy and community service: “In October, breast cancer awareness is on everyone’s mind. We were honored to partner with Miles of Hope to help them address the needs of people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley where we all work and reside.”

“The Good Reason’s website is filled with compelling photos of dogs as well as testimonials of employees working hard to make a difference in our community,” explained Pari Forood, Miles of Hope Executive Director. “So many of our clients as well as volunteers and donors love dogs and we were all thrilled with this partnership.”

Dutchess County Business Raises Hope!

jacksautoJack’s Auto Service in Amenia has once again raised funds in October Breast Cancer Awareness month for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Linda Gregory, owner with her husband Jack, runs the fundraiser at their shop on Dutchess County’s eastern border.

“Every year we take a portion of the proceeds from our work to donate to Miles of Hope,” she explained. “It is important to us to give back to our community and help those less fortunate. Miles of Hope supports people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, their families and their caregivers. We want to be a part of that service.”

Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope, stressed the importance of local support. “Throughout the year, but especially in October, businesses, individuals, clubs, take it upon themselves to raise money for Miles of Hope to support our mission. We fund all kinds of services for anyone affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley including financial support for anyone in treatment having trouble paying bills,” Ms. Forood said.

“We have given away over $1.5 million dollars in our 11 years to those who need us,” Ms. Forood added. “We like to say that no one in the Hudson Valley with breast cancer is alone, they have us.”

School Districts Pink Out for Breast Cancer!


Vail Farm Elementary goes pink!

On Friday, October 16,  every school in the Arlington and Millbrook Central School Districts went pink for breast cancer! (Photo shows Vail Farm Elementary School group.)

“We wanted to show our support for breast cancer education and programs and Miles of Hope,” explained Vail Farm Elementary School teacher, Bonnie Glick. “I am a volunteer for Miles of Hope and I see first hand the devastation of a breast cancer diagnosis. Here at our school and at all of the schools in our district, we have had administrators, teachers, parents, coaches, all affected by this disease,” she explained. “Miles of Hope steps in and helps people directly by providing financial assistance, scholarships, support programs, you name it!”

“School districts show their support in various ways during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood.

“Sports teams will wear pink, classes will raise money for Miles of Hope, and entire schools will wear pink for a day to show solidarity for everyone affected by breast cancer within their community and in the region.”

“We have been honored with events by the Arlington tennis, field hockey, soccer teams and Millbrook football, Yorktown football, Somers football as well as Vassar and Marist teams, DCC and Mt. St. Mary’s, and now entire school districts. Young people need to know the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for reducing cancer risk and the importance of preventive medicine like mammograms when they are older. It is never to early to learn about good health!” Ms. Forood added.

Three Sisters Herbals Donates Web Sales to Miles of Hope

three-sistersKim Mule, owner of Three Sisters Herbals, will donate 20% of their online sales in the month of October to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Three Sisters Herbals LLC handcrafts skin care products, sprays and products, using only organic herbs and essential oils.

Click to visit the Three Sisters Herbals website.

Three Sisters Herbals will have a booth at the Miles of Hope Community Friends Craft Show on October 17th. Twenty percent of all sales from Three Sisters at this event will be donated. Learn more about the Community Friends Craft Show.

If you have any questions, please call Kim at 845-475-5631.

Walk for Hope on October 4, 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

Thank you to our sponsors!


Charity Yard Sale to Benefit Miles of Hope August 28-30, 2015

yard-sale-hopeCommunity Friends’ Committee volunteers will hold their group yard sale to benefit the local charity, Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation on Friday-Sunday, August 28-30, from 9:00 am-4:00 pm, rain or shine.

The location is 10 North St. (off West Main St.) in the Village of Wappingers Falls. 
Kind offers will be encouraged for collected donated merchandise:  small appliances, home furnishings, crystal, crockery, framed paintings, lamps, small tables, pillows and decorative gift items for Christmas. Some committee members have survived cancer and/or lost relatives and friends to cancer.

The public will be welcome to shop for bargains to benefit a worthy cause.

Click to download a flyer.

For more info, contact the event chairperson at (845) 797-9887. Be sure to mark your calendars and come to this yard sale!

International Beer Festival Supports Miles of Hope

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, come to the International Beer Festival at Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck, NY [map] from 12 PM until 5 PM.

Enjoy 300 beers from around the globe. A portion of proceeds goes to support Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Live bands, great food and plenty of cheer will make this day special!

Buy your tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line! Click to buy tickets and get more info.


Poughkeepsie South Rotary Donates $5000 to Miles of Hope

rotaryIn a generous gesture from the Poughkeepsie South Rotary in Dutchess County, $5000 was donated to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Mike Mullaney, Rotarian and Hudson Cadillac, GMC, Buick owner said: “We were able to raise this money at the car show in March at the Civic Center and through donations from our members. It is an honor and a pleasure to present it to Miles of Hope for all of the good work they do in our community as the only breast cancer foundation in our region.”

Pari Forood, ED of Miles of Hope said: “Mike is on our executive committee of our board of directors and one of our greatest assets! He turned the Hudson GMC courtesy car into a Miles of Hope vehicle and named it in memory of his sister, Dottie, who died of breast cancer. Every year he organizes the car show as a fundraiser for a local charity, and we are honored to be this year’s recipient. Thank you, Eric Krakower, President of the Poughkeepsie South Rotary, and all of the members of this Rotary for this donation that will help us to fund the programs which help those affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.”

“Pink the House” Marist Basketball to Honor Breast Cancer Survivors

On Saturday, February 14 2015, the Marist women’s basketball team will take on Niagara in their annual Marist Women’s Basketball/Miles of Hope ”Pink the House” game honoring breast cancer survivors.

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Marist College will honor breast cancer survivors at the “Pink the House” game.

Breast cancer survivors will be honored at the game during a special half-time ceremony. Survivors are asked to pre-register for the Half Time Salute with Marist Assistant Athletics Director Andy Alongi. Email Andrew Alongi or call (845) 575-3699 x2329 and let Marist Athletics know how many years you have been a survivor.

Please join us at the McCann Recreation Center, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY [map]. Game time is 7:00 pm. Please wear pink! The first 1000 people will get a free t-shirt courtesy of Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC


A Message from Marist:

pink the house logoThe Marist Athletics Department is attempting to sell out McCann Arena for the seventh time in program history when it hosts Pink The House on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. During halftime, the Marist Athletics Department and Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will honor breast cancer survivors with a special ceremony on the court. To sign up for the ceremony, please send an email to, with your name and how long you’ve been a survivor. Click to purchase tickets to Pink The House now on Marist’s ticketing website.

Read about the game on the Marist Women’s Basketball website.

Presented by Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC.

hudson cadillac buick gmc

Presented by Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC

Giving Tuesday – the people who are helped by your donations


collagePhyllis: “Today I received a check for $246.85 from Miles of Hope which was the cost of my transportation to Memorial Sloan Kettering for my cancer treatments. Thank you so much for interceding on my behalf. This has all been an enormous help.”

Genevieve: “I am profoundly grateful for the assistance in helping me to have my port removed. After working for IBM for 30 years, losing my job, then benefits…. Then I got diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I did not have money to pay the doctor for the port removal. MOH helped me. With tears I send this thanks.

Kathleen: “Thank you very much for the assistance with my radiation co-pays. This has been a silver lining and I am forever grateful”.

Middletown: “ Thank you for the $1000 for the Bottini oil (reduced MOH rate). I had no hot water or heat for 45 days!

Newburgh: “Thank you for the $100 that you paid to my landlord. You staved off my eviction!”

New Windsor “Thank you MOH for the $206.42 for the copays for my oral chemo”

Annemarie: “I am 73 yo taking care of my 80 year old husband with brain cancer. Thank you for the money for the copays for my treatment. We are on a fixed income and I  was afraid we would lose our home with all of the bills”.

Bonnie: “ I am in the middle of chemo and unable to work so I was let go. I am so grateful to MOH for paying my rent. THANK YOU!”

Dawn: “ A friend of mine found this foundation for me and I TRULY thank you for helping me out with my prescriptions. It is bad enough to walk this walk without having to worry about how I will pay for treatment”. Thank you MOH.

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