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Marist Women’s Basketball and Miles of Hope Honor Survivors at Play 4Kay Breast Cancer Awareness Game

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Survivors are honored at half time.

Everyone, please join us on Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 PM to cheer on the Marist Women’s Basketball team during their “Play 4Kay Breast Cancer Awareness Game” against Siena. The first 700 fans will receive a free t-shirt.

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 day of the game after entry. Survivors will be recognized during a special half time ceremony.

Bring your camera, video camera or smart phone and shoot photos and videos of fans and players at the game! Whoever takes the best video or the best photo will win a prize from Miles of Hope! Upload your videos to YouTube, or post your photos publicly on ShutterFly with the tag “MOHPlay4Kay2012″ and email a link to your material to Submission deadline: The Wednesday after the game.

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

The Marist women’s basketball team will be wearing special pink uniforms and shoe laces in commemoration of the breast cancer awareness game.

Register for Hoops for Hope March 10 at the Play 4Kay Breast Cancer Awareness Game.

Tickets for this game can be purchased online by using this link.
Chairback Seating: Adult – $8; Child (12 & under) – $4
Bench Seating: Adult – $6; Child (12 & under) – $4

Play4KayEvent Info
Play 4Kay Breast Cancer Awareness Game
McCann Recreation Center
Marist College
3399 North Rd., Poughkeepsie NY [map]
Sunday, February 12
2:00 PM

Hoops for Hope March 10


Cathi DeLeonHoops 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 Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the McCann Recreation Center at Marist College in Poughkeepsie [map].

Register a Team Online | Register a Team on Paper | Join a Team | Donate to the Event | Advertise | Sponsor the Event | Volunteer | email

Each year Hoops for Hope is dedicated to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of our event. This year’s Honoree is 12 year breast cancer survivor and Miles of Hope volunteer, Cathi DeLeon. Cathi lives in the Dutchess County town of LaGrange with her husband Raul. She has two grown children. When she is not running the concession stand at Hoops for Hope or captaining the Breast Cancer Boat at the Dragon Boat races every summer at Peekskill Days Celebration, or helping at other Miles of Hope events, she works at the Vail Farm Elementary School in the Arlington Central School District as an Administrative Assistant to the Principal.

Miles of Hope Tweets on Twitter


In January 2012, The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation joined one of the fastest-growing social media systems, Twitter. More and more non-profits are using Twitter to “tweet” (send) messages up to 140 characters long. Twitter has nearly 300 million users.  Its popularity continues to expand, making it a social media tool with extensive reach.  Twitter is an easy and efficient method for delivering messages to the masses.

Miles of Hope recently appointed Marist College senior Public Relations/Advertising student, Lindsey Sacco, to work as their Social Media Intern. One of Lindsey’s first assignments was to create a Twitter account for Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. By using Twitter, Miles of Hope will be able to “tweet” about upcoming fundraising events and organizational news.

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Miles of Hope's profile on Twitter

Through this online interaction, Miles of Hope will be creating greater awareness of the organization. It provides funding to non-profit organizations for support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer in New York’s Hudson Valley, including Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, and Orange, Ulster and Greene counties. The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is a non-profit, 501-c-3 public charity established in March of 2004.

Using Twitter will allow the foundation to stimulate curiosity among the Twitter community and encourage their audience to learn more about Miles of Hope’s mission.  Twitter will help Miles of Hope build and strengthen their relationship with the public and inspire increased discussion, action, knowledge and fundraising event attendance among their Twitter “followers” and Twitter users who monitor Hudson Valley event-related and breast cancer-related “hash tags” (topics).

The symbol for Miles of Hope on Twitter is @milesofhopebcf and the link is:

Lindsey will also help maintain the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Facebook page, which already has more than one thousand fans.

Hudson Valley Valentine at the CIA *UPDATE–PHOTOS*


Hudson Valley Valentine 2012The Senior Class of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, will host an elegant, romantic, and unforgettable Valentine event on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 6 PM. This will be a charity event benefiting local charities, including Miles of Hope.

The evening will include a cocktail hour featuring signature cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, sparkling wines, beer, and soda, followed by a five-course meal with carefully selected wines. Live music for your listening and dancing pleasure will be performed by The Big Band Sound.

The price for this fabulous event is $90 per person. For more information and for reservations, please click here to visit the CIA website.

Invite your Facebook friends to this event!


Click to see photos from the event.