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Miles of Hope Angels program

Angels and their nominators are honored at the annual Spring Brunch

Angels and their nominators are honored at the annual Spring Brunch

The Miles of Hope Angels program is an annual event that honors the people who help to care for their loved one going through treatment for breast cancer. The program is initiated at the beginning of each year, and the angels and their nominators are honored at the Miles of Hope Spring Brunch.

This year’s angels and their nominators are:

Angels: Barry Rothfeld, Rita Rothfeld, Jason Rothfeld, Sherry Hudes, John Barone, and the entire Cooper Family
Nominator: Shari

Angel: Lucia Eckhardt
Nominator: Judy

Angel: Steve Shavkin
Nominator: Diane

Click to read the nominations and see photos on our Angels page.

Miles of Hope to receive Dutchess County EDC Award

Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will receive a Special Award at the Dutchess County Economic Development Council’s 2012 Business Excellence Awards ceremony.

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 16, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY. Click for information about the Business Excellence Awards.

The mission of the DC EDC is to attract, retain, and expand for-profit and not-for-profit businesses for the benefit of Dutchess County [website].

Miles of Hope Wins ElfWorksLane Egg Decorating Contest

ElfWorksLane Eggs

An Entry in the Egg Decorating Contest

ElfWorksLane has announced that Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is the winner of their First Annual Egg Decorating Contest!

The funds for the award were raised by a silent auction for the eggs.

ElfWorksLane,  “the cutest little vintage and consignment shop ever”, is located at 2 Lagrange Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY, phone (845) 485-5202. Click to see their Facebook page.

A great fundraising idea! Many thanks from Miles of Hope.

Cathy Varunok, ATHENA 2011 Nominee

Cathy Varunok, Athena 2011 Nominee

Cathy Varunok, Athena 2011 Nominee

Miles of Hope Co-founder Cathy Varunok is among the nominees for the 2011 ATHENA award, to be presented by The Chamber Foundation.

The 2011 ATHENA nominees were chosen because of their strengths in career excellence and leadership, community volunteer involvement and willingness to serve as a mentor, especially to women in the business community.

The Chamber Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, will present the award  on Sunday, December 4 during a special brunch at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY.  The recipient of the award will travel to the ATHENA International conference in Chicago to represent the Hudson Valley region.

For more information, see the announcement on the DCRCOC website.

Cathy Varunok, Co-Founder of Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation with Caryn Solomon, St. Francis Hospital nurse at the Athena Awards cocktail reception on November 30, 2011 at the Vassar College Alumnae House. The two women have been nominated for outstanding personal and community achievements in their respective professions by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

St. Francis Hospital employees win accolade

St. Francis Team

Above: Miles of Hope representatives with some of the 78-member St. Francis Team. Below l-r: Cathy Varunok, Miles of Hope Co-Founder; Patty Nocket, St. Francis Hospital; Dori Kerner, SFH OT; Wendy Devens, SFH Director of Human Services; and Pari Forood, MoH Exec Director

November 2, 2011 — The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation announced today that the St. Francis Hospital Team won the prize and recognition as the Team with the most walkers and the Team who raised the most money from the Community Walk for Breast Cancer supporting Miles of Hope on October 2.

“Team St. Francis raised over $12,000 for this event and we are so grateful for their involvement,” stated Pari Forood, Miles of Hope Executive Director.

“This is an example of a classic grass roots effort to enhance and improve our community,” explained Cathy Varunok, Miles of Hope Co-Founder. “Everyone contributes and raises money for support programs for people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley.”