Posts Tagged "Donation"

Car Meet Raises $5,200 for Local Breast Cancer Programs

lake effect car meetLast year, Andrew Flynn got a few friends and family members together and organized a car meet at Taghkanic State Park in southern Columbia County. Andrew lost his mother to breast cancer when he was a teenager, and he decided that proceeds from the event in 2014 would benefit local breast cancer programs through the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. A year ago, he presented a check for $3500 to Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood, saying that he “could not wait to double the amount next year.”

On September 19, 2015, the 2nd Lake Effect Car Meet raised over $5200 for Miles of Hope.

“We didn’t quite double it,” Andrew admitted, “but we are proud of what we are able to do for breast cancer programs in our community.” In the photo, Andrew and his niece, Victoria Carpio, whose “car” won best in show at the car meet, stand with Pari Forood.

“Andrew’s commitment and energy are infectious!” exclaimed Ms. Forood. “He put the information out on Facebook, and hundreds of people showed up on a perfect fall day to look at cars and honor and remember all those affected by breast cancer within the Hudson Valley, including and especially, Andrew’s mother Koreen.”

“We will always be indebted to our volunteers, fundraisers, and event participants–they are part of the Miles of Hope family,” she continued.

“Thank you to everyone who recognizes that October is not just a month on the calendar, but an opportunity to remember those whose lives have been touched by this disease and to commit yourself to adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”

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Frozen Yogurt Shop 16 Handles Donates to Miles of Hope

16 Handles, the latest innovation in frozen yogurt and healthy frozen drinks, dedicated their grand opening in Wappingers Falls last week to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation by donating 16% of all sales during the day to the Hudson Valley breast cancer organization.

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Photo – from l-r: 16 Handles General Manager, Julia Mailler; Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood; 16 Handles of Wappingers Falls NY Owner/Operator Lawrence Frazier, who presents a check for $300.


“What a wonderful tribute to all of the hard work we do for people affected by breast cancer,” Ms. Forood stated.  “The management and staff of 16 Handles showed their commitment to local causes and the quality of life in our Hudson Valley by supporting Miles of Hope.” Continue reading Frozen Yogurt Shop 16 Handles Donates to Miles of Hope

Millbrook Foundation Awards Miles of Hope $15,000

thank youThe Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation announced today the awarding of a grant for $15,000 from the Millbrook Tribute Garden, Inc. of Millbrook, NY. The donation is to provide support to breast cancer patients and families in the Towns of Washington, Amenia, Stanfordville, and Pine Plains.

“We are indebted to the Millbrook Tribute Garden for this generous grant,” said Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope. “It will enable us to reach out to the people affected by breast cancer in the eastern part of Dutchess County.” Continue reading Millbrook Foundation Awards Miles of Hope $15,000

Beachbody Fitness Team Donates to Miles of Hope

A local Beachbody team will be donating 20% of profits from the sales of their Challenge Packs to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. 

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Beachbody offers fitness, weight loss, and muscle-building home-exercise DVDs. Local coaches form this team in the Hudson Valley.

“We are all women who are supportive of each other every day, so what better organization to give back to but a local breast cancer organization? We decided on the Miles of Hope Foundation,” said team member Amy McKenna.

Miles of Hope funds support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley, New York: Columbia, Greene, Putnam, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester.

“We are looking forward to continuing to help others on their journey to a healthy lifestyle, all while giving back to women in need in our community,” said McKenna. “We hope for you to join us in an effort to support the fight against breast cancer!”

Programs that can be purchased include:

  • The 21 Day Fix
  • The 21 Day Fix Extreme
  • T-25
  • Insanity
  • Body Beast
  • The ALL-NEW CIZE
  • Plus much more!!

For more information, contact Amy McKenna at 914-262-8016 or Amymckenna8@gmail.com.

IBM Awards Community Grant to Miles of Hope for Medical Gap Care Program

thank youThe Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation announced today that it received the Community Grant from the IBM Corporation for the Medical Gap Care Program which helps people in treatment for breast cancer with a financial emergency.

“This grant represents a commitment from our largest corporate resident and neighbor to our foundation and the work we do,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood.

As the only regional breast cancer foundation, Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.

“This grant of $2000 will enable us to help more people with their transportation to and from treatment, insurance copays and their day to day household expenses,” Ms. Forood said. “Historically Miles of Hope expends over $125,000 each year on the Medical Gap Care Fund helping people in the Hudson Valley with their expenses while they are in treatment for breast cancer.”

Excess stress on patients in treatment for breast cancer has been shown to impede recovery.

“At Miles of Hope, we recognize this and fund a number of programs to reduce or eliminate stress. The Medical Gap Care program is very helpful in the reduction of stress as are our complementary medicine programs at area hospitals,” Ms. Forood said.

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