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Bonnie Boxes: Boxes of Love for Cancer Warriors

Cindy Snow (L) with Miles of Hope Co-founder Cathy Varunok

Cindy Snow (l.) with Miles of Hope co-founder Cathy Varunok

Bonnie Boxes are decorative boxes that contain essential items for individuals undergoing cancer treatments. Items fulfill physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs. The boxes and their contents are donated and assembled by volunteers and made with love.

Volunteer Cindy Snow spearheads this amazing venture. The photo shows Cindy with MOH co-founder Cathy Varunok.

We need more volunteers! Would you like to volunteer to make Bonnie Boxes? Fill in our contact form today and write “I want to volunteer for Bonnie Boxes” in the comments!

More about Bonnie Boxes

Thank you, Cindy, for making a difference!



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.”

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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 

New Support Groups from Support Connection

support-connectionSupport Connection has announced two new monthly support groups for women with breast cancer, starting in January 2014.

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group at Vassar Brothers Medical Center:

  • Open to women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer, at all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment.
  • 1st session Jan 7 2014
  • Held the 1st Tues. of each month at 10 am

Toll-Free Telephone Support Group for Women with Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer:

  • Open to women with recurrent, advanced stage or metastatic cancer.
  • Available to women nationwide via toll-free teleconference
  • 1st session Jan. 6 2014
  • Held the 1st Monday of each month at 8 pm (NY time)

Participation is free but preregistration is required. For info or to register, call Support Connection 914-962-6402, or toll-free 800-532-4290.

Free Clinical Breast Exam and Mammography Sept. 10

stlukesnewburghOn Tuesday, September 10, 5-8 pm, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital will provide Free Clinical Breast Exams and Mammographies at its Newburgh campus, Radiology Department [map].
If you have insurance, your co-pay will be waived.

Please call Central Scheduling at 845-458-4000 to schedule an appointment. For more screening information, please call 845-458-4545.

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Hudson Valley’s First Cancer Survivorship Summit June 8 *UPDATE*

hv cancer resource center
*UPDATE* Conference fee will be waived for any cancer patient, survivor or member over age 55. Just call and register with the Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center – 845-457-5000.

Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center will present the Hudson Valley’s first cancer survivorship summit on Saturday, June 8, 2013, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, Newburgh, NY.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you know the challenges of the cancer journey. The cancer survivorship summit is Hudson Valley’s first conference devoted entirely to living life during and after cancer. This conference will provide you with innovative tools and practical resources to help you through cancer and back to living and loving life after cancer.

Meet and hear many of our nation’s top experts on living your best life after cancer.

For more information and to register, visit the Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center web site.