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Miles of Hope Annual Spring Brunch 2015

2015

Video of the 2015 Spring Brunch

The Miles of Hope Annual Spring Brunch is Sunday, May 3, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. In its 11th year, the event will honor Marist College with a capacity crowd.

“Every year, this event gets better and better with more people, more excitement — it is the must-attend Spring event in the Hudson Valley!” explained Executive Director Pari Forood. “We are thrilled to be honoring Marist College this year for all they have done for us throughout our 11 year history,” Ms. Forood added.

Lisa Arnoff, Chairman of the Miles of Hope Board of Directors and Co-Chairman of the Annual Spring Brunch expressed her excitement at the donated items in the Silent Auction: “Jewelry from nationally-recognized designers, as well as Tiffany just in time for Mother’s day! We have NY Giants tickets, sold out concert tickets, vacation houses, theater tickets and a grand prize raffle of a trip for 2, with air fare and hotel to Aruba.”

“The Brunch attracts breast cancer survivors, friends, family and colleagues,” explained Miles of Hope co-founder Cathy Varunok. “It is a feel-good event allowing everyone to laugh and have fun while remembering why Miles of Hope exists as the only regional breast cancer foundation in our area – to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, NY.”

Highest level donors to the Miles of Hope Annual Spring Brunch include: Health Quest, Arnoff Moving and Storage, Premier Medical Group, Mid Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center.

Major donors include: WSP Sells Engineering, Marist College, Hudson Buick Cadillac GMC, D’Arcangelo and Company, Dana and Ira Effron, and New York Design Center.

Donors include: The Effron Family and EFCO Products, Rocking Horse Ranch/Splashdown Beach, North River Abstract, Lynn and David Melby, Hudson Valley Hematology Oncology, Hudson River Fruit/the Albinder Family, First Niagara Bank, Dutchess Pro Print, DRA Imaging, Berkshire Hathaway, and Brookside Meadows.

Dana Effron, Co-Founder of Miles of Hope added: “Thank you to all of our sponsors who enable us to help people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley. We could not do it without them and we salute you!”

For information on the Miles of Hope Spring Brunch: milesofhope.org/old/spring-brunch

Miles of Hope to Honor Marist College

2015
top-MaristCollegeKidsAt the Annual Spring Brunch on May 3, which attracts 500 pink-clad people to the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will honor Marist College.
 
“Since our inception 11 years ago, Marist has not only been encouraging of our foundation, but financially supportive as well,” explained Executive Director Pari Forood. “Marist women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, women’s basketball and the entire athletic department have raised money for us with breast cancer games and hosted our events. They have sent us volunteers and interns, and it is high time we recognized all that Marist has done for us! We are truly indebted to Marist College, and we want to show our gratitude by saluting them at our biggest fundraiser,” Ms. Forood added.
 
Lisa Arnoff, Chairman of the Miles of Hope Board of Directors and Co-Chairman of the Annual Spring Brunch, expressed her excitement at the addition of red and white to the all-pink color scheme of the event: “We are honored that Marist Athletic Director Tim Murray will accept our thanks and appreciation by representing Marist at our event. Tim always attends the Marist athletic events honoring Miles of Hope and helps us to salute breast cancer survivors at the Play4Kay women’s basketball game in February.”
 
“The Brunch attracts breast cancer survivors, friends, family and colleagues,” explained Miles of Hope co-founder Cathy Varunok. “It is a feel-good event allowing everyone to laugh and have fun while remembering why Miles of Hope exists as the only regional breast cancer foundation in our area – to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley, NY.”
 
“When I received the Marist College President’s Award in 2006, I was thrilled. Both Marist and Miles of Hope mean so much to me and the entire Effron family,” said Miles of Hope co-founder Dana Effron. “Both organizations have raised the quality of life in our Hudson Valley by supporting the community while embracing a higher purpose.”
 
For information on the Miles of Hope Spring Brunch: http://milesofhope.org/old/spring-brunch/

Vote for Our Spirit of Dutchess Award Nominees

2011

Support 3 Fantastic Miles of Hope Volunteers

Each year, the United Way of Dutchess County sponsors the Spirit of Dutchess Award honoring volunteers in the county.

Spirit of Dutchess Nominees 2011This year we have three Miles of Hope nominees to vote for.

Note: Only one vote per email address.

Click to vote on the Spirit of Dutchess website or use the link below:
http://www.spiritofdutchess.org/nominees.php?tt=yy&category=All&start=10

Click on one of our the nominees:

  • Lisa Arnoff, Chairman of the Annual Spring Brunch
  • Maureen Seipp, Chairman of Hoops for Hope Womens Basketball Tournament, or
  • Mary Schanz, Chairman of Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament

Thank you for helping out!

Brunch Raises Over $100,000 for Breast Cancer Programs

2011
Spring Brunch 2011

The elegant setting for Spring Brunch 2011 at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie

Our 7th Annual Spring Brunch on Sunday, May 1, was a tremendous success. Five hundred guests joined us at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie for the brunch, raffle and silent auction, and over $110,000 was raised to benefit Miles Of Hope. Many thanks to everyone involved!

Pictures are in the Miles of Hope Photo Gallery.

Thank you to all the generous brunch sponsors – click to see a list of sponsors with links to their websites.

Thanks to Chairman Lisa Arnoff and her committee! Lisa begins working on the Brunch in January and her tireless efforts are rewarded with Miles of Hope’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Thanks, Brunch Committee!

Brunch Photos Posted

2010

Photos of the May 2, 2010 Annual Spring Brunch.

The Poughkeepsie Journal posted 60 photos.

Professional photographer Chris Davis Cina posted 300+ photos – click to view and order prints/shirts/mugs etc.

Filling the Spring Brunch Goodie Bags

2010

Volunteers on the Miles of Hope Annual Spring Brunch Committee filled the gift bags for this year’s brunch, which will take place on Sunday, May 2, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. 450 people are expected to attend the annual event chaired by Lisa Arnoff of Arnoff Moving and Storage and sponsored by Healthquest. For more information about the brunch, visit our brunch page.

filling the Brunch goodie bags

Thank you to the Spring Brunch sponsors, many of whom provided items to put in the goodie bags:

Arnoff Moving and Storage

Gastroenterology Associates

Laurie Brent Schiavone/Independent Lia Sophia Advisor

Rocking Horse Ranch/Splash Down Beach

WSP Sells Civil Engineering

D’Arcangelo & Associates and Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company

BMW of the Hudson Valley

Davida and Fred Hurst

East Fishkill Eye Associates

Ecosystem Strategies

EFCO

Judith Phillips

Northriver Abstract

Riverside Bank

The Albinder Family in memory of Lucilla Albinder

Ulster Savings Bank

Healthquest

Flowers by David Anthony (in-kind)

Spring Brunch Preparation is Underway

2010

Plans are in full swing for our annual Brunch!

The 6th Annual Spring Brunch will be held at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY on Sunday, May 2 from 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM.

Last year, more than 400 guests attended, and the Spring Brunch brought in at least $108,105 to Miles of Hope for support services for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.

You can buy tickets here. We have many sponsorship opportunities, including in honor/in memory of (in the Program Book), Program Book ads, and many sponsorship levels. The ad submission deadline is March 29. Do you have an item or service to add to our silent auction or raffle? Please contact us.

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If you are on our paper mailing list, look in your mail for a special letter regarding all aspects of May 2, 2010! Hope to see you all there.

Enjoy photos of last year’s brunch.

Plans are in full swing for our annual Brunch. Look in your mail for a special letter regarding all aspects of May2, 2010! Hope to see you all there.