Posts Tagged ‘donation’

Be Green Kids Consignments Sales Event September 26-29


Be Green Kids ConsignmentsBe Green Kids Consignments will hold a sales event from Wednesday, Sept. 26 to Saturday Sept. 29 at the Fishkill Recreation Center in Fishkill, NY [map].

Be sure to read the schedule carefully on the Be Green website because there are specific times for drop off and buying.

At checkout time customers will be invited to make a donation to Miles of Hope.

Be Green Kids Consignments is a small business with a mission to offer parents a safe setting to buy and sell gently-used items, and to promote the idea of recycling kids items. Click to read more about Be Green Kids Consignments.

Brake Shop Raises Money for Breast Cancer Programs


UPDATE See the article in the Poughkeepsie Journal

Brake ShopThe 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 ( 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.

“Like” Joy Insurance and Support Miles of Hope


Joy Insurance of Middletown, NY, will donate $2 to Miles of Hope for every new “like” on their Facebook page.

Joy Insurance

Joy Insurance is a premier independent insurance agency serving Middletown, Montgomery, Poughkeepsie, Rockland County, & Sullivan County, NY.

For information about Joy Insurance visit their website, and be sure to go to their Facebook page and click “Like”! Maximum: 500 likers.

Orange County Little League Supports Miles of Hope


Little League Baseball LogoWe 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 March 10


Cathi DeLeonHoops 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].

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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 Remodel Raises $6500 for Miles of Hope

DBS Golf 2011 Presentation

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!”

East Coast Salon Raises $2500 for Breast Cancer Programs


East Coast Salon Staff

The East Coast Salon, 2776 West Main St. Wappingers Falls, NY, raised $2500 for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation during a cut-a-thon held at the salon.

“We have a few clients who have had breast cancer and we wanted to do something special for them as well as for this worthy local charity,” Sue Gasperini, owner of the salon said.

“We came up with the idea of a cut-a-thon along with pink hair extensions and the staff was very excited.”

Miles of Hope is a 501-c-3 public charity with a mission to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.

“When Sue called to say they had raised over $2000, we were so impressed!” stated Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood. “Many salons in the Hudson Valley run promotions for us especially during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year with 20 salons participating we received more donations than ever before in the foundation’s eight year history.”

Miles of Hope has given away more than one million dollars in eight years for support programs for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.

Miles of Hope Annual Appeal 2011


Dear Miles of Hope Family,

Gap FundWe won’t beat around the bush. People with breast cancer need help now more than ever.

Our Medical Gap Care Fund provides emergency financial assistance for people in treatment for breast cancer who cannot pay a bill. It is administered by six social service agencies to service eight counties. We pay for expenses like transportation, fuel oil, rent, food, and clothing for children, medical expenses not covered by insurance, and phone bills.

We like to think we replace some of the hope lost with some of the hope we have stored up from seeing all of you at our fundraising events: Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball Tournament, The Spring Brunch, and Family Fun Run, Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament and the Community Walk for Breast Cancer.

$25 if you would like to purchase a gas card for someone to get to their cancer treatments.
$50 to give one massage while someone with breast cancer is receiving their chemotherapy
$75 if you would like to purchase a gift card for groceries for a family having a financial crisis while going through treatment.
$100 to pay for one mammogram to save the life of a newly diagnosed individual
$500 to pay for a month of Healing Vibrations – our music program for patients and their families receiving treatment
$1000 for a scholarship for one college bound high school senior whose life was affected by breast cancer.

Thank you for helping us help as many people as possible. Please make your donation on-line by credit card, or send your check, payable to Miles of Hope BCF, to P.O. Box 405, Lagrangeville, NY 12540.

Cathy Varunok Dana Effron Pari Forood
Co-Founder Co-Founder Executive Director

Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt.

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“Pin up program” at Adams Adams Fairacre Farms raises funds for Miles Of Hope


The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation received a donation from all three Adams Fairacre Farms stores from a pin up program the stores ran in September and October.

Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and Kingston Adams Fairacres Farms donated $6400 to Miles of Hope from donations made while customers were checking out with their groceries.

Adams Fairacre Farms

Cashiers and employees of Adams Fairacre Farms Poughkeepsie pose with Jen Noll (red shirt, long blond hair on right; and Cathy Varunok, Miles of Hope Co-Founder in black pants suit on far right)

“Adams has been running this program for us for a couple of years each September and October,” explained Pari Forood, Miles of Hope Executive Director.

“This year, through the extraordinary efforts of Jen Noll and her team of cashiers, they were able to increase their donation considerably from last year’s $4200 donation. We are very grateful to everyone at Adams who helped us to raise this money in September and October, Breast Cancer Awareness month,” she said.

Jen Noll, Adams Human Resources Asst Director, explained that AT&T donated a smart phone as an incentive for the cashiers. “When the cashiers saw the prize for the cashier who encouraged the most donations, they really stepped it up,” she said.

“We can’t wait to add Wappingers (the new Adams location due to open shortly) to the mix next year and increase our donation to Miles of Hope,” she said.

“Adams Fairacre Farms has been generous to us since our inception,” explained Cathy Varunok, Miles of Hope co-Founder. “They donate food to Goals for Hope in August and help us with other events as well. We are indebted to them for their support throughout the years.”

Eduardo’s Hair Studio Fundraiser on the Walkway


Saturday, October 22, 2011, noon – 5pm, “Bridging the Gap Benefit Concert” at the Walkway Over The Hudson (Poughkeepsie side), Poughkeepsie, NY [directions]

Click for details about the benefit concert.

Eduardo’s Hair Studio will have a booth at the “Give Back to the Community” event at the Concert in the Park. They will be doing pink feather extensions, with all proceeds going to Miles of Hope.

For information about Eduardo’s Hair Studio’s booth, call Susie at (845) 452-2500. Eduardo’s Hair Studio is located in Poughkeepsie, NY.