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Craft Show in Wappingers Falls


“Community Friends” presents their Fourth Annual Craft Show to benefit Miles of Hope on Thursday, October 27, 2011, 3pm-9pm, at the Knights of Columbus Lodge in Wappingers Falls, NY (next to the bicycle shop) [map].

Over 30 creative handcraft vendors and very talented artisans will be participating by offering very unique quality merchandise to purchase for Holiday gift-giving needs.
For more information, download the flyer or email or call (845) 797-9887.

Fashion Show for Miles of Hope Bardavon October 27, 6pm-8pm


Silhouette of a Woman PosterOctober 27, 2011Silhouette of a Woman Fashion Show benefiting Miles of Hope at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY. [directions]

Advance online ticket sales have ended, but you can still buy a ticket at participating stores or at the Bardavon on the night. Tickets are just $25 per person ($30 at the door), and all proceeds from ticket sales go to Miles of Hope. Ticket price includes fashion show, gift bag and door prizes.

The show will include children’s, maternity, evening and mature clothing as well as latest trends.

Please come to this fun event. For details, please see the invitation. “Like” the Silhouette of a Woman page on Facebook.

The event runs from 6 pm to 8pm. 6 pm – cocktails. 7 pm – fashion show. Dress to impress!!

Your gift bag will include a Promotional Restaurant Pass, with coupons for food and drink discounts after the show, at 4 restaurants just a short walk or ride from the Bardavon! Bull & Buddha offers 10% off your dining check that night; Karma Lounge offers a complimentary Pink Lady Cocktail (10/27-11/3), Union Square offers a complimentary glass of Pink Champagne that night, and Brasserie 292 gives you 10% off your dining check (10/27-11/3).

Media Sponsorship Packages are available. Please see the flyer for more information. Thanks to the participating retail stores and participating beauty salons.

Click to download the event poster.

Fashions are by Elizabeth Boutique, Mary H. Abdoo, Quackles, Up-To-Date and Waddle n Swaddle. Hair and Make-up by Bella Luci Salon, Cartier Hair Design, Collage Hair Colour and New Creations. Jewelry by Zimmer Brothers.

Sponsors include Derma Laser Center, Rose & Kiernan, Bella Luci Salon, Dutchess Overhead Doors and Elizabeth Boutique.


Charity Golf Tournament October 14 (NEW DATE)


DBS Charity Golf LogoNOTE: Due to flooding of the golf course, the date of this event has been moved to Friday, October 14.

DBS Remodel will hold their 1st Annual DBS Remodel Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 14, 2011, at the Casperkill Country Club in Poughkeepsie, NY. All proceeds will go to benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

To register, please see the DBS website for details and a registration form.

Here is a sampling of some of the fabulous raffle prizes (click for details about the Miles of Hope Custom Electric Guitar):

Miles of Hope Guitar Raffle Prize at Charity Golf Tournament October 14


Miles of Hope guitarThe raffle prize for the 1st Annual DBS Remodel Charity Golf Tournament has been unveiled: a customized “Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation” electric guitar.

Any rock-and-roll guitarist who plays 6 strings would love this fabulous “axe”! The final product will be cleaned up, restrung and set up. Thanks to Steve Whalen for this prize!

You can buy a raffle ticket at the 1st Annual DBS Remodel Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 14, 2011, at the Casperkill Country Club in Poughkeepsie, NY. (NOTE new date. Due to flooding, this event has been moved from September 23 to October 14).

This custom electric guitar was built by G L Customs especially for this event.  The “strat” style body is white with the Miles of Hope logo, and the custom shaped headstock features the pink breast cancer ribbon and the G L Customs logo.  This guitar is ready to be plugged in and played . . and yes, it sounds as good as it looks!

For more about the tournament, read the announcement on the Miles of Hope website or see the DBS website

Happy Bitch Wines Launch Party

Happy Bitch WinesHappy Bitch Wines Launch Party, Thursday, October 20, 2011, 6-9 pm at The Grandview, Poughkeepsie, NY [map].

Join Keryl Pesce (Happy Bitch) and Debbie Gioquindo (Hudson Valley Wine Goddess) in toasting the launch of Happy Bitch Wines.
Yes, their wine is designed for women. Yes, men are welcome!
An evening of Happy Bitch Wines, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a little music and a lot of celebrating! Take home a signature Happy Bitch glass as their gift to you for future celebrations.
Tickets are $65 per person. $10 of every ticket sold will benefit Miles of Hope.
For details see the Happy Bitch Wines web site, or click here to buy a ticket.

2011 Walk Honoree Announced – Lucille Chiocchi

Lucille Chiocchi

Lucille Chiocchi, Honoree, 2011 Community Walk for Breast Cancer

The Miles of Hope 9th Annual Community Walk for Breast Cancer will be October 2, 2011 at James Baird State Park off of the Taconic State Parkway in Pleasant Valley, NY, starting at 9 am. All proceeds from the Walk benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation which funds support services for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.

Lucille Chiocchi has been a breast cancer survivor since December 1998 with a re-diagnosis in October 2010. Since her original diagnosis, she has been an active fundraiser for breast cancer. Lucille has been involved with Miles of Hope since the inaugural walk in 2003, logging 100 miles. Since that time, she has remained active in the Community Walk for Breast Cancer as well as the Annual Spring Brunch each May. Because of Lucille’s association and love of Miles of Hope, her daughter, a local florist, has been a volunteer and donor to the Brunch for 5 years. Miles of Hope is very grateful to have Lucille as an active participant in our organization.

Lucille was born in the Bronx, and has lived in Dutchess County for 38 years. She has been a successful realtor for 33 years and has been involved with the Dutchess County Board of Realtors and the Women’s Council of Realtors.

In her free time Lucille enjoys speed walking, gardening and spending time with her grandson.

When asked about her breast cancer experience Lucille said: “Life is what you make it. I feel you have to have hope and love.”

Miles of Hope is thrilled to be honoring Lucille at our 9th Annual Community Walk for Breast Cancer on Sunday October 2, 2011.

Click for more information about the walk.

Kicking for a Cure – Marist Women’s Soccer


On Friday, October 7, 2011, the Marist Women’s Soccer team will play a home game against St. Peter’s in honor of Miles of Hope.

Survivors will be recognized at the start of the game. Calling ALL Survivors: To be introduced at the game, sign up with Frank Lombardy of Marist Athletic Department by emailing

Miles of Hope merchandise will be sold there. All proceeds from Marist merchandise sold at the game will benefit Miles of Hope. Start time is 7pm.

Click to read about the game at the Marist Women’s Soccer website.

Short promo video:

Community Walk for Breast Cancer Sunday October 2


The 9th Annual Community Walk for Breast Cancer is on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, New York at 9 AM. Online registration ends at midnight Thursday, 9/29 (see below for online registration). But if you miss the deadline, you can still register at the event on Sunday.

Walk Registration: $25click to register for the walk

Road Marker $150 in honor or memory of someone [order a Road Marker now] Last day to order a road marker: Sept 22

T-Shirt Sponsor: $500 – (Company name on official Walk t-shirt – deadline Sept 24)

Event Sponsor: $1000 – (Company name on official Walk t-shirt and all pre-Walk publicity)

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Softball Tournament for Hope October 1 & 2


2011 Softball Tournament FlyerOn October 1 & 2, 2011, the Poughkeepsie Women’s Slow-Pitch Softball League annual tournament will be held in honor of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Playing times will be from 8am – 3pm. It will be held at Robinson Lane Recreation Park, Wappingers Falls, NY [map]

The tournament, held every year the first weekend in October brings in teams from all over the Hudson Valley to compete.

For more information, see the flyer, or email Lynn Nazzaro at

Update October 11, 2011: What a great tournament!

Photo, 2011:

Hits for Hope - Angels w Lynn Alexander in pink scarf hat, survivor and last year's MVP

Fall 2011 Events Announced


Many fundraisers for Miles of Hope are planned for the fall of 2011!

Please plan to attend our events. Your participation, donations, volunteer work and sponsorship are deeply appreciated!

Click to see all events on our calendar.