Posts Tagged ‘newsletter-20140918’

Restaurant Group Highlights Pink Meals!

restaurants-fall-2014-pinkPoughkeepsie Ice House on the Hudson, The Mill Restaurant and Bar on Vassar Road, and Twins Barbecue in Wappingers Falls are going pink for October, Breast Cancer Awareness month. See flyer.

All three restaurants will have ‘think pink’ items on their menus to highlight the importance of breast cancer programs here in the Hudson Valley funded by Miles of Hope.

“These are three great restaurants supporting our programs for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley,” explained Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope.

“We are thrilled they have decided to help us and bring awareness not only to the fact that breast cancer patients and their families need help, but also to our Foundation in the Hudson Valley, for the Hudson Valley.”

For every Pink Item ordered in October, the three restaurants will donate $1 to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“Breast Cancer Awareness Month is not just a marketing tool–it is an opportunity for everyone to realize that prevention of this disease is paramount to their overall health. At Miles of Hope we urge people to lead a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise, emphasis on fruits and vegetables in their diet, appropriate body mass index (weight) for their height and build, and getting an annual mammogram,” added Ms. Forood.

“This is not rocket science! You can reduce your cancer risk by adopting simple guidelines in your life. Start your new regime by walking with us on October 5, at James Baird State Park in the Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer,” she said.

Gold’s Gym Duathlon Oct 5


duathlonThe Gold’s Gym Duathlon Run-Bike-Run benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will take place on October 5, 2014, at 8:00 a.m.

This duathlon event will be based at Gold’s Gym LaGrange and will utilize local roads and the Dutchess County Rail Trail which is conveniently located right next to the facility. Gold’s Gym LaGrange is located in Poughkeepsie NY, 258 Titusville Road (just 5 miles west of the Taconic State Parkway). The event consists of a 2-mile run, 10-mile bike, and a 2-mile run. Participants can sign up for a relay or compete in the full event. All proceeds will go to benefit Miles of Hope. T-shirts guaranteed to all who are pre-registered by September 20, 2014.

For information: ! 845-463-4800 | FlyerRegister online

Salons of the Hudson Valley Support October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

East Coast Salon

The Gasperini family of the East Coast Salon presents a check to Pari Forood of Miles of Hope

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  As in past years, salons, spas and mail salons across the Hudson Valley will be helping to raise money for Miles of Hope through donations and the sale of merchandise.

If you are a salon owner and would like to participate, email details of your participation and a photo to and we will publicize your event via email, blog, and Facebook. You can download and print a poster showing your support (click to download). 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. Any checks should be made payable to Miles of Hope. You can write a check for any cash and mail checks, along with a short note, to: P.O. Box 405, Lagrangeville, NY 12540.

Clients of Hudson Valley salons: if your salon runs October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month promotions or other events, please give them your support.   If your salon is not already a participant you can click to download the poster to print and show them how they can join in.

East Coast Salon held Hair for Hope on Sunday October 12th.

Month-long promotions:
Eclectic Studio: Pink Hair Extensions for $10 donation to Miles of Hope — Call 845-471 3698 for appointment
Studio One Hair Design, New Paltz: Donation of portion of pink retail product sales, and services on Fridays (“Wear Pink on Fridays”), plus a raffle. Call 845-255-5505 for details and appointment
Bella Luci Salon, Poughkeepsie: Portion of sales of pink hair extensions, gift bags, certain services. Call 845-452-5824 for appointment
VaZa Salon, Ossining, NY: will donate 10 percent of profits from PINK hair extensions to Miles of Hope. Call 914-800-9137 for your appointment.
Cartier’s Salon, LaGrangeville, NY:  Pink hair extensions for a donation to Miles of Hope. Call 845-473-8445 for appointment

Click to see some of the Salon events for past years.

Community Walk for Breast Cancer Sunday October 5


Take the Walk for Hope Challenge!

Please join us for the 12th annual Walk for Hope / Community Walk for Breast Cancer, Sunday, October 5, 2014 at James Baird State Park, Pleasant Valley, NY [map] .   The Walk is 5K in distance, with a shorter garden walk available for those not able to complete the 5K.

The registration fee is $30 per adult through midnight on Sunday, September 21, and then $35 until the day of the Walk. Kids under age 12 walk free with a paying adult. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Registration is at 9:00 am, opening ceremonies 9:30, walk starts at  10:00.
Online registration is available now — click the button below to register, either as an individual, as a team captain or as a member of a team. The registration page also has complete details of the Walk. Free t-shirt if you register by midnight on  September 20th!

Did you know you can create a fundraising page, either individually or as part of a fundraising team? Click to download an information sheet.

You can also sponsor a road sign in honor or in memory of someone (deadline: September 24). Other sponsorship opportunities are available, such as t-shirt or event sponsorship. Unable to walk with us but still want to donate? Make a donation of any size to the Walk.

Click the button below to sponsor or donate to the Walk.

There will be prizes for:

  • Individual who raises the most money
  • Team that raises the most money
  • Team with the most walkers

Click to download a poster

We much prefer walkers to register online. But if you wish to register on paper, click to download the registration form.

See photos of last year’s Walk in our gallery.

Pink Friday in Warwick, Oct. 10

pink fridayOn Friday evening, Oct. 10, the Merchants Guild of the Village of Warwick, Bon Secours Charity Health System and the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will join in the celebration of the 3rd annual “Pink Friday.”

Pink Friday, which evolved from “Think Pink,” a local fund raiser for breast cancer research, is the brainchild of Warwick businessman Tim Mullally, who presented the idea to the Warwick Merchants Guild.

The event, a festive as well as educational evening, is sponsored by Bon Secours Charity Health System Community Outreach.   The Bon Secours Charity Health System is comprised of St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern  and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis.

“You can expect to see local hair salons providing makeovers and eyebrow threading, massages and henna tattoos,” Mullally said in the press release announcing the program. “Also on the Railroad Green there will be a lineup of dance performances and fitness demonstrations. And we’ll have music to dance the night away.”

Besides the many colorful shops and eateries participating and offering special discounts, gifts and other promotions, there will also be several dozen street vendors along Main Street and Railroad Avenue.

The BSCHS Community Outreach program, stationed in a large tent on Railroad Green, will offer free educational information and gifts for all attendees.

Staff members from the Women’s Imaging Center at St. Anthony Community Hospital will be on hand to describe the many services they offer.

Participating shops and restaurants will donate a percentage of the day’s proceeds to Miles of Hope, a nonprofit charity that funds support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley. And Pari Forood, executive director of Miles of Hope, will be on hand with information on support services for people affected by breast cancer.

“We are honored to partner with the Warwick Merchant’s Guild on Pink Friday,” said Barbara Demundo, system director of Outreach for Bon Secours Charity Health System. “This inaugural event promises to be the beginning of something powerful – something that has the potential to save lives.”

Click to download flyer/poster

Tom and Pari Pink Friday

Tim Mullally, Pink Friday organizer and Pari Forood, Executive Director, Miles of Hope.

Info: Tim at 845-986-6996 or 

Hits for Hope Softball Tournament Oct. 11 & 12


The 2014 “Hits for Hope” Women’s Softball Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 11, and the Men’s Softball Tournament on Sunday, October 12, at the Beacon Memorial Park, Beacon, NY [map].

Online registration is open now. Click a button below to register for the women’s or men’s tournament. Team entry fee for the women’s tournament is $250, with a free t-shirt to players who complete their registration by Sept 20. Team entry fee for the men’s tournament is $275.


All players must submit a signed waiver, on or before game day.
Download Women’s Waiver | Download Men’s Waiver

We are reaching out to family, friends and local and national businesses for support of this event with the following sponsorship/donations available:

$500“HOME RUN” SPONSORSponsor Sign, t-shirt sponsor, acknowledgement in program
$250“TRIPLE” SPONSORT-Shirt Sponsor
$150“DOUBLE” SPONSORSponsor Sign
$100“SINGLE” SPONSORAcknowledgement in program
We would also be grateful for your donation of any amount.

In addition we are looking for product donations such as cases of water, cases of Gatorade, concession snacks, bagels, rolls, etc., as well as gift cards. Your support will be greatly appreciated and will directly benefit those in need.

Click to download the information packet for details on sponsorships/donations and payment options.

Click to donate to Hits for Hope now.

Breast Cancer Day Walk Oct 24

galleriacrystalrunGalleria at Crystal Run will host Breast Cancer Day Walk on Friday, October 24th 2014 starting at 8:30am in the Center Court [map]. All proceeds will be donated to Miles of Hope.

Click to download Flyer