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Film Premiere & Party: The Hot Flashes POSTPONED!


hot-flashes-frontMiles of Hope regrets that due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to postpone the screening of The Hot Flashes, and the after party, originally planned for October 17. We will reschedule for a future date.

Ticket buyers will receive refunds. If you bought a ticket online, your credit card will be refunded. If you bought a ticket from the Bardavon Box Office, your form of payment will be refunded. If you sent a check to the PO Box, it will be ripped up.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Many thanks to all of you who bought tickets in support of Miles of Hope.

An Open Letter to Hudson Valley Salons


salonDear Salon Owner/Manager,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! We would like to help you recognize it by suggesting some events that you can organize and run at your salon.

First, a little bit about us—we are the only regional breast cancer organization funding support services for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley. All money raised in the Hudson Valley stays right here helping your friends, family, and colleagues.

Second, we have 4 pillar programs that run throughout the year: Scholarships for high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer; a Peer to Peer program putting newly diagnosed patients with trained survivors; a Complementary Medicine program providing massage therapy, reiki, acupuncture, music and dance therapy at area hospitals; and the Medical Gap Care fund helping people in treatment for breast cancer with a financial emergency.

Third – how can you help? By running a fundraiser at your salon: cut-a-thon, designating a certain day in October when a portion of the proceeds will go to Miles of Hope, accepting donations with an attractive receptacle at the front desk, etc. We have merchandise (t-shirts, baseball caps, water bottles) available for your customers. Any idea has merit! So feel free to go to our website and check us out. E-mail us at or call 845-264-2005 if you want to help out this October. Thank You!

Some ideas for promotions:

  • Have a cut-a-thon. East Coast Salon held a cut-a-thon and raised $2500 for Miles of Hope.
  • Sponsor a pink extension promotion
  • Sponsor a “Pink Manicures” event
  • How about something similar to the “Pinkathon” that Salon Davide sponsored?
  • Devise your own promotion with proceeds coming to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Marion Salonspa held a Halloween event in which $2 of all products sold and 10% of services was donated to Miles of Hope. Get creative!

For more ideas, see  the Salon events for past years.

We will promote your event via email, blog, and Facebook. Participating salons can download and print a poster showing their support (see poster).

Please send an email to and tell us the name of your salon, your city name, and details about your fundraiser.

Any checks should be made payable to Miles of Hope. After the event, email us and tell us about your event, and how much you raised, and include any photos (we will use this for follow-up publicity, such as a blog post). You can write a check for any cash and mail checks, along with a short note, to: P.O. Box 405, Lagrangeville, NY 12540.

Thank you for helping your customers raise awareness about breast cancer!

“Community Friends” Craft Show in East Fishkill


Craft fair in east fishkill“Community Friends” presents their Sixth Annual Craft Show to benefit Miles of Hope on Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10am – 4pm, at the East Fishkill Community Center, 890 Route 82, Hopewell Junction NY [map].

Beautiful gifts on display by over 25 handcraft artisans,  in advance of the hectic holiday season. Author’s Books’ Signings, Massage Therapy, Holistic Reflexology, Blood Pressure Screenings. Antique Appraisal Service Noon-2pm $5.00 pp. Demonstrations, Home Baked Desserts, and much more!

Admission donations (adults $3, seniors $2) go to benefit Miles of Hope.

For more information,, 845-297-7652, or click to download the flyer.

Community Walk for Breast Cancer Kickoff

walk-kickoffLocal community and business leaders came together Sept. 10 to kick off the 2013 Community Walk for Breast Cancer.

Among the speakers at a brief ceremony was Poughkeepsie Journal Publisher Barry Rothfeld. “Organizations like Miles of Hope not only help people through but offer information and a place to turn to when tragedy strikes,” he said. “They offer a tremendous amount of advice and it is invaluable. “

After the ceremony the group braved the rain to join in a walk around the City of Poughkeepsie in preparation for the Walk.

The 11th annual Community Walk for Breast Cancer will be held Sunday, October 6, 2013 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, NY.

Read the article in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

More about the Walk.

Pink Friday in Warwick Oct. 11

PinkFridayThe Warwick (NY) Merchants Guild presents the Second Annual Pink Friday on October 11th, 2013, 3PM-9PM. Pink Friday is again sponsored by the Bon Secours Charity Health System and the beneficiary is Miles of Hope.

Click to download the poster.

Pink Friday is the brainchild of Tim Mullally, owner and operator of two clothing retail stores in Warwick, NY: Style Counsel and Blue.

Besides the many colorful shops and eateries participating in Pink Friday offering special discounts, promotions and other “freebies”, there will also be several dozen street vendors up and down Main Street and on Railroad Avenue, and a DJ will provide music to dance the night away

Participating shops and restaurants will be donating a percentage of the day’s proceeds to Miles of Hope

For more information email, or Tim Mullally:

Film Premiere: The Hot Flashes at the Bardavon


hot-flashes-stillMiles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation presents a special premiere of The Hot Flashes October 17 at 6:00pm at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY [map].

The Hot Flashes is a new comedy about a basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, who challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, become a national media sensation, and gain a new lease on life.

Tickets are $25 for the film or $50 for the film plus a special after-party at Cosimo’s in Poughkeepsie, and are available for purchase online now. 

Proceeds from ticket sales go to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation funding support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.