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Ed Kowalski, owner of Lola’s Cafe and Crave Restaurant on Washington Street in Poughkeepsie explained that he does a fund raiser for Miles of Hope every October, Breast Cancer Awareness month: “I have many friends, colleagues and customers who are affected by this disease,” he explained. “It is the least I can do for a great organization that helps people right here in the Hudson Valley.”
Ed is pictured with Rachel Ross, breast cancer survivor, Miles of Hope Community Walk Honoree, and Crave customer.
“I love this restaurant and I love Miles of Hope, so getting them together was a no-brainer,” Rachel said.
Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope expressed gratitude to both Ed and Rachel: “Ed has been a great supporter of ours for years, and Rachel is part of our Miles of Hope family — we are humbled by their support.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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You can set up your own personal or team fundraising page on Active.com — download the instructions for creating a fundraising page.
You can also make a donation to Hoops for Hope. Click the button below to visit the Hoops for Hope donation page on Active.com.
If you would like to volunteer to help at this event, please email Hoops@milesofhope.org
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.”
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.