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Bikeway Triathlon and Beginner’s Clinic for Miles of Hope


Bikeway, leading the way in cyclingNEW DATE — NOW JUNE 12

Information and registration at the Bikeway web site

More information here.

Bikeway Bicycles of Wappingers Falls is planning a Triathlon in support of Miles of Hope on Sunday, June 12, 2011. Save the date!

Meantime, in preparation for the Triathlon, Bikeway will hold a  free Beginner’s Clinic on Sunday, February 6 from 9:00am – 10:30am at Bikeway Bicycles, 1581 Rt. 376 Wappingers Falls.  Team president and professional triathlete Justin Harris will discuss equipment, how to setup transition area, will answer questions and more. Visit the Beginner’s Clinic event on Facebook or call (845) 463-RIDE.

For up-to-date information and to register for the event, please go to the Bikeway web site.

Pink Zone Basketball Monday February 14 *UPDATED*


WBCA Pink ZonePlease join us on Monday, February 14 at 7:30 PM to cheer on the Marist Women’s Basketball team during their WBCA “Pink Zone” game.

Breast Cancer survivors are asked to pre-register for the Half Time Honor with Marist Assistant Athletics Director Frank Lombardy — email or call (845) 575-3699 x2329. Registration will also be available on the night of the game after entry. Survivors will be recognized during a special half time ceremony.

All fans are encouraged to wear pink and everyone gets a pink ribbon. There will be a raffle for “Pink Zone” prizes and memorabilia, plus a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds from this event will benefit Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

UPDATE: The first 500 fans will receive a bag, courtesy of Botinni Fuel!

On this night, the Marist women’s basketball team will be wearing special pink uniforms and shoe laces in commemoration of the breast cancer awareness game. They will play against Canisius.

At the game, you will be able to pre-register in person for the Hoops for Hope Women’s Charity Basketball Tournament, which is coming up in March.

High School Basketball Games Support Miles of Hope


John Jay signSeveral high school basketball games in Dutchess County will support Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“Pink Out” basketball games will be held in the Wappingers District. The first will be during the John Jay vs. Ketcham basketball games and all four contests will be played back to back. This event will be held at John Jay on Monday, January 31 st. Boys JV @ 2:30, Girls JV @ 4:15, Girls Varsity @ 5:45, Boys Varsity @ 7:15.

Another Pink Out will be held at Roy C. Ketcham on Friday, February 11th. Girls JV @ 2:30, Boys JV @ 4:15, GV @ 5:45, BV @ 7:15. T-shirts are being sold in John Jay and Miles of Hope merchandise will be available for sale at the game.

Hoops for Hope committee member Marlene Stager has just secured a “Think Pink” event at Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie for girl’s basketball on Friday, January 28 during their home game vs. Arlington. They will be doing fundraising and selling Miles of Hope merchandise. [update - see photos]

All proceeds will benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, a local organization that supports women and families affected by breast cancer who live in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.

Hoops for Hope March 13 – Register Now!


Hoops for Hope LogoHoops for Hope is the annual 3 on 3 women’s charity basketball tournament that raises funds for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at the McCann Recreation Center at Marist College in Poughkeepsie [map].

Registration is underway.  You can register your team now on Active.

You can put a Spirit Ad in the program using our donation form on

We are challenging each team to publicize the team fundraising page that is set up automatically during registration. If you email your fundraising page  link to your friends and families, they can securely make a donation right online.

Hoops 2011 HonoreesThis year’s Hoops for Hope Event will be uniquely dedicated to sisters Lisa DeCicco and Gina DeCicco Salituro. We will honor Lisa in her triumph as we remember a source of her strength and inspiration, her sister Gina. We are recognizing two wives, mothers, daughters, friends, sisters.

Anyone who ever met Gina was immediately drawn to her effervescent personality. Gina fought cancer everyday but she never let it win over her life. With her positive attitude and endearing laugh, she lived every day bravely and taught us the power of positive thinking. She was a friend unlike any other. Sadly, she passed in May of 2008. Aunt Lisa, as she is affectionately known, is a special, trusted friend, an everyday role model for many. She has stepped into the lives of Gina’s children with love and memories while continuing to teach them the importance of celebrating the joys of life. Her zest for living is evident in all that she does. Not only is Lisa special to her friends and family, but she is well respected and admired by her colleagues. Lisa has spent her career serving the YWCA where she presently holds the position of VP of Operations Administration & H.R.

These are two extraordinary women, both diagnosed with breast cancer and both battled courageously. Two remarkable lives. Two true role models in the fight against Breast Cancer. We are so happy to have the opportunity to celebrate their lives with you.

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