The TEG Federal Credit Union mortgage department made a $500 donation to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation to help people fighting breast cancer in the Hudson Valley. A check was presented to Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope by Jackie Fellin, VP of Commercial and Residential Lending, and Senior Mortgage Officers, John Reidy and Jessica Schoen (photo at right).
TEG’s Mortgage Department collected donations for Miles of Hope throughout the year while hosting Lunch and Learn meetings for local real estate agents. “TEG is proud to support the incredible efforts of this local charity.” said Jackie Fellin. “We hope our donation will help provide comfort to Hudson Valley families affected by breast cancer.”
Ms. Forood added: “We are honored to accept this donation from TEG. They took it upon themselves, with no prompting from us, to raise money for the support services we provide for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley. October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, encouraged businesses, individuals, community groups, sports teams and clubs to creatively raise money for Miles of Hope. We are overwhelmed by all of these people and their dedication to raising the level of quality of life in our community.”
Laura McGill and her 5th grade class from St. Stephen present check for $900 to Miles of Hope ED Pari Forood
St. Stephen – St. Edward School in Warwick, NY participated in Pink Friday in honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink and raising money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
All children were invited to wear pink instead of their customary uniforms to raise awareness of breast cancer and Miles of Hope which funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.
“We are honored that the students and faculty of this school chose to raise money for us,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “All over the Hudson Valley, schools, offices, small businesses and larger ones are raising money for Miles of Hope because they know the money stays local helping their friends, neighbors, and family affected by breast cancer,” she said.
“October as breast cancer awareness month may feel overwhelmingly pink but if it makes people think about having a mammogram or reducing their cancer risk by eating right and exercising, then it is a very good thing.”
A 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.”
The 2013 Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the McCann Recreation Center at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.
Hoops for Hope is the annual 3 on 3 women’s charity basketball tournament that raises funds for Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Hoops for Hope allows women of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play basketball in a competitive or less challenging arena depending on their choice of division.
Miles of Hope’s Pari Forood, (navy blue sweater, far right) with Poughkeepsie Adams winning cashier Roe Annunziata (green Adams shirt), Adams Manager Jenn Noll (pink shirt) and other members of the Adams team.
Adams Fairacre Farms raised over $10,000 during a Pin Up program at all four locations in honor of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. As an incentive for cashiers, the Poughkeepsie Galleria donated $100 gift certificates to the cashier who raised the most donations. Pictured with Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood, (navy blue sweater, far right) is the Poughkeepsie Adams winning cashier Roe Annunziata (green Adams shirt) and Adams Manager Jenn Noll (pink shirt).
Every year, Adams runs a pin up program to honor Miles of Hope.
“This year was our most successful year ever for the Pin Up programs,” explained Jenn Noll. “All of the cashiers got very competitive with each other and Miles of Hope is the beneficiary!”
“We are indebted to all 4 Adams locations for their dedication to the cause of breast cancer awareness,” said Pari Forood. “The donations from this program will go to support services for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.”
Fairview Firehouse firemen had a purpose this fall and it was to raise money for breast cancer support programs.
“We looked around for a local breast cancer charity and found Miles of Hope,” explained Justin Bohlmann of the Fairview Fire District. “We wanted our donation to go to people who we knew were affected by this disease right here in the Hudson Valley.”
The photo shows firemen of the Fairview Fire District presenting Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood, with a check for $1,000. The donation will go to further Miles of Hope’s mission to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“People want to make donations to local organizations where they can see the impact,” explained Ms. Forood. “There are so many people in the Hudson Valley who we have helped over our 10 year history that our track record speaks for itself.”
L-R: Pari Forood, Miles of Hope E.D.; Edward Kowalski, chef and owner of Crave; Rachel Ross, Miles of Hope volunteer
Edward Kowalski, chef and owner of Crave Restaurant (129 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie) and Lola’s Cafe (131 Washington St.) has donated over $800 from promotions run during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“We wanted to give back to all of our customers and patrons who are affected by this disease,” explained Chef Kowalski.
Pictured with Mr. Kowalski and Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope (photo-left) is Rachel Ross (purple sweater) recent breast cancer survivor and Miles of Hope volunteer.
“Crave catered my wedding,” Mrs. Ross explained, “and 3 weeks later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Ever since that moment, Ed has been a big supporter of mine. When he realized that Crave and Lola’s wanted to honor me and all those affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley, I told him about Miles of Hope. He was very impressed that Miles of Hope is right here in the Hudson Valley and that all of his donation will go to help people in our area,” Mrs. Ross said.
The Brake Shop on Route 9 in Wappingers Falls ran a promotion in April and May to raise money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. For every brake job in April and May, the Brake Shop made a donation to the charity.
In the attached photo owner Mike Spinelli (email@example.com) is shown presenting a check for $450 to Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood.
Miles of Hope is a 501-c-3, non profit, public charity with a mission to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, NY.