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.
We would like to send a special thanks to the Orange County Little League baseball organization!
Orange County Little League has chosen the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation as their designated charity this spring.
“At all little league games, the group will sell Spirit cups which are plastic cups with sports teams logos on them; 4 cups for $15.00. For every order of the special “pink, breast cancer” cups, we are asking for $20.00 per order of 4 cups, with $5.00 going to Miles of Hope.” -Michael Colotti (father of a player)
Miles of Hope greatly appreciates this kind and generous contribution from the Orange County Little League!
“We are grateful and honored that Orange County Little League has chosen to raise money for us. Raising awareness and funds for support programs helps young people understand not only the impact of charity, but the force of good.”
- Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood
Hoops for Hope is the annual 3 on 3 women’s charity basketball tournament that raises funds for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the McCann Recreation Center at Marist College in Poughkeepsie [map].
Each year Hoops for Hope is dedicated to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of our event. This year’s Honoree is 12 year breast cancer survivor and Miles of Hope volunteer, Cathi DeLeon. Cathi lives in the Dutchess County town of LaGrange with her husband Raul. She has two grown children. When she is not running the concession stand at Hoops for Hope or captaining the Breast Cancer Boat at the Dragon Boat races every summer at Peekskill Days Celebration, or helping at other Miles of Hope events, she works at the Vail Farm Elementary School in the Arlington Central School District as an Administrative Assistant to the Principal.
DBS Employees with the check for Miles of Hope: Nadine Wiese, Mike Whalen, Jennifer Booth, Justin Noyes, Shane Kip, Chad “Jr.” McLain, Rob Wheeler, Bob Lutz, Maureen Bliss, Pete Viola & Brian Altmann
DBS Remodel of LaGrange, Dutchess County, decided it was high time they stepped up and recognized all of the people in their company and families who were affected by breast cancer.
Owner, Brian Altmann, decided the best way to honor those individuals would be to have a charity golf tournament and donate the proceeds to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
“We knew that we wanted to have an event and we knew that our customers and suppliers liked to play golf, so we put the two together and had a fundraising day out at Casperkill Country Club,” Altmann explained.
Rob Wheeler, Chairman of the Tournament and a long time DBS employee said he had personal reasons to get involved:
“My mother was diagnosed 8 years ago,” Wheeler explained, “and I knew, once I read about Miles of Hope, that I wanted to donate money to them. They are the only local organization which gives the donations directly to the people who need them.”
The tournament took place in late October with 65 participants.
“We were thrilled when DBS contacted us and named us the recipient of the proceeds,” Pari Forood, Exec. Dir. of Miles of Hope explained. “They had a silent auction as part of the dinner after golf and a custom made guitar was created and donated just for this event. It was painted with our logo and bright pink!”