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Family Fun Run – 5K Run/Walk April 28 2012 *UPDATED*


*UPDATE* See new Special Notice for Survivors below.

Fun RunThe 2012 Family Fun 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club with all proceeds benefiting Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Tymor Park in LaGrangeville [map].

There will be a half-mile run for kids 4-11 starting at 10:00 a.m. The 5K walk/run starts at 10:30 a.m. Register now!

This will be a family event with all kinds of activities: face painting, 50/50 raffle, basket and gift certificate raffles, and vendors. Free massage therapy will also be available. Awards in the 5K for first overall female and male, as well as 1st, 2nd, 3rd places in each age category.

Special Notice for Survivors: Breast cancer survivors are invited to a pre-race group photo shoot and raffle at 9:40 a.m. at the Survivors Tent. In the raffle: necklace and earings in Swarovski crystals and pearls, custom-made by Terry Wood. Please be at the Survivors Tent at 9:40 to participate in the photo shoot and raffle.

Online registration is available now at the Mid-Hudson Road Runner’s Club website.

Click to download the flier for complete details.

If you have questions, email

If you would like to volunteer, email

Tribute Miles Markers are available for a $50 donation. Mile Marker signs are displayed during the race in honor of, or in memory of, a friend or loved one who has battled breast cancer. Click to order a Mile Marker.

You can make a donation online at the Mid-Hudson Road Runners’ Club website. All proceeds go to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

While we greatly prefer online registration, if you wish to register via mail, you can download the flier/entry form.

Update May 1: Click for 2012 photos and thank you to volunteers & vendors. Click for survivor photo.

Nominate Your Angel!


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,” she continued.

All entries must be received by e-mail to 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.

Cosmos & Cupcakes for Causes, June 5

Cosmos and Cupcakes

Click the image for a poster

If you like Cosmos or Cupcakes (or both!) please join us for a very special evening at Anthony’s Pier 9, 2975 US Route 9W, New Windsor, NY [map] on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM. All proceeds go to support the causes:

  • Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation,
  • Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Inc.,
  • and the Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital

The evening will include

  • Cosmo or Champagne Cocktail
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • Sit-down dessert
  • Cash Bar
  • Silent Auction
  • Purchase competition-quality cupcakes to eat there or take home

Ticket are $50 and you can order them online now.  Places are limited, so be sure to  get your tickets early.

Special Competition:  Amateur and professional bakers are invited to register for  the Cupcake War for the honor of  Cupcake King or Queen and Team, decided by judges from the CIA . Each contestant will provide five dozen cupcakes for presentation and sale, with all proceeds going to the event. Entry includes admission for 1 representative. Click to download the rules for the Cupcake War. Entry into the competition is $50 and you can pay online now. For more information, please email

If you would like to donate an auction item, you can send your auction item to Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Inc., or pick-up can be arranged with one of the event committee members. Email

Cup Cake War Contestant $50 – Be Crowned Cupcake Queen or King! Click for cup cake war rules. Click to pay for cup cake war contestant entry online.

The deadline has passed for sponsorships (ads and other entries in the journal).

Click for a poster.

Annual Spring Brunch May 6 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

Miles Of Hope Program To Honor Angels