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New Breast Cancer Car is Rolling!

dottieDottie is new and improved!

Four years ago, Mike Mullaney, CEO of the family owned and operated Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC came to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation with an idea. He wanted to honor and remember his sister who had died of breast cancer by designating the official dealership courtesy car in her memory. The car was named Dottie after Mike’s sister and decorated with Miles of Hope bright pink logos. It became a Hudson Valley star driving people to their destinations while bringing attention and donations to Miles of Hope and breast cancer.
The drivers always reported that people either honked to show their support or waved or rolled down their windows at stop lights and thanked them for highlighting an important health crisis and the foundation that helps people affected by breast within the Hudson Valley.
And now a new Dottie (see photo) is gracing the roadways of our area. A new 2014 GMC Acadia with Miles of Hope logos is driving around town attracting attention and reminding everyone that Miles of Hope is here for anyone who needs us.
“People are thrilled to get in the car and to get picked up in her!” explained Mike Mullaney. “She is a happy as well as helpful reminder that we need to be proactive about breast cancer by encouraging women to have an annual mammogram.”

Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood further explained: “Mike is a dedicated member of our team; he is on our Board of Directors and our Executive Committee and a generous supporter. We are honored to have Dottie running around Dutchess County reminding people to take care of themselves and get a mammogram.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have highlighted research embraced by all major cancer organizations showing that cancer risk can be reduced by leading a healthy lifestyle.
“By following 5 simple life style choices, women and men can reduce their cancer risk: daily exercise, keep body mass index at NIH approved levels, eat fruits and vegetables, one alcoholic beverage a day, quit smoking,” Ms. Forood explained.
“The Dragon Boat Race and Festival coming up on July 5th is a new event, established in collaboration with Dutchess Tourism and Arts Mid-Hudson,” Ms. Forood added. “Come to the Hudson River Rowing Association Boathouse– Dottie will be there!”

Miles of Hope at the Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Day Parade


stPatricks2.08.10The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade through the village of Wappingers Falls will take place Saturday, March 2, rain or shine, starting at 1:00 PM  A contingent from Miles of Hope will be marching with the Bottini Fuel Pink Truck.

See you there!

Update 3/2/13: Sorry, due to extreme weather, we were not able to march this year. Join us next year!

Pinkie Hits the Road!


pinkieA joint venture between the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation and Porco Energy of Orange County, NY will bring donations from the pink fuel truck to the Hudson Valley foundation.

“Pinkie, the pink fuel truck will deliver fuel all over Orange County and Miles of Hope will reap the benefits,” explained foundation Executive Director Pari Forood.

According to Nicole Porco, “We at Porco Energy will donate $.01 for every gallon delivered which amounts to approximately $3000 annually.”

“We are very grateful to Porco for this generous donation,” added Ms. Forood. “This makes a total of four vehicles decked in their finest pink driving around the Hudson Valley in honor of all those affected by breast cancer who we have helped and all those we hope to reach.”

She added: “spreading the word about Miles of Hope only makes us more visible and able to help more people. Thanks to companies like Porco, we have given away over $1 million dollars in ten years to those who need us right here in the Hudson Valley.”

Local Company Paints the Roads Pink!

Pink Moving TruckArnoff Moving and Storage has painted three of their trucks pink in honor of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. The trucks are 35′ long custom built trailers specifically designed for the pick-up and delivery of household goods and storage, military members long term storage, and small local moves.
The trailers were reconditioned and painted by a Hudson River Valley family business, outside of Albany, NY, which specializes in trailer repair and painting.
Michael Arnoff, President of Arnoff Moving and Storage said: “In honor of our family’s 9th consecutive year of involvement with this grass roots Breast Cancer support foundation, we decided to take our support to the next level by helping spread the foundation’s name via three of these trailers criss-crossing the entire Hudson Valley.”
Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope expressed the Foundation’s gratitude: “This is the 3rd company which has painted our logo on the side of their vehicle,”she explained. “Bottini Fuel, Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC, and now Arnoff have honored us by creating these moving billboards. They serve to remind a large audience in our region that Miles of Hope is funding support services for anyone affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.”

Bright Pink Car Hits the Road Honoring Breast Cancer


Pink CarPink Car 2Pink Car 3A new vehicle honoring the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation hit the road last week. The Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC Courtesy Car (see photo) will be seen around town in the Hudson Valley as well as on display at the Hudson Valley Auto Show at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie March 6.

Mike Mullaney, President of Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC, decided to increase breast cancer awareness by designating the GMC Acadia as the official Miles of Hope Courtesy Car.

“I have named the car for my sister who had breast cancer,” Mr. Mullaney explained. “She was diagnosed at the age of 38 and valiantly and without complaint fought for 16 years.  She passed away at age 54 in 1999.  She was and will always remain my hero. The car is called Dottie and my hope is that it will bring awareness to breast cancer prevention as well as donations to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.”

“The key is early detection,” explained Miles of Hope Co-Founder Cathy Varunok. “If you see a bright pink car driving down the road and it reminds you to get a mammogram, we are thrilled.”

“Along the same lines, if a pink car reminds you to exercise and focus on good nutrition and healthy habits, then the message is even that much better,” added Co-Founder Dana Effron.

For more information on Dottie, contact Pari Forood at Miles of Hope or  Michael Mullaney of  Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC (845-298-4700 or 914-475-3506).

Pink Truck Hits the Road


Bottini Pink TruckThe Bottini Fuel Pink Truck benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation hit the road this week delivering fuel throughout Dutchess and Orange Counties. Bottini Fuel will donate to Miles of Hope one cent from every gallon sold. In addition, if a new customer signs up because of the pink truck or breast cancer support, Bottini will donate $50 to Miles of Hope as well.

“When Bottini came to us with this idea, we were thrilled,” said Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope.

“It is an innovative way for businesses to help not only their employees and their families affected by breast cancer but also to show the community that they have a stake in the overall quality of life in the Hudson Valley.”

Rick Bottini contacted Miles of Hope when he was told that members of Bottini’s work force were closely associated with the disease. “We wanted to do something to show our work family and our customers that we recognize the importance of breast cancer support and Miles of Hope,” he said. “Many of our employees already volunteer for Miles of Hope, so it was a perfect fit for us.”

For more information contact Rick Bottini at