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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
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 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.
Dear Miles of Hope Family,
We 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 on WePay, 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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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.
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.”
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.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here in the Hudson Valley, Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is your local breast cancer organization. We fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
By running a promotion for Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation at your salon or spa, you will be helping all of your customers touched by this disease.
Some ideas for promotions:
For more ideas, see the Salon events for this year and last year.
We will promote your event via email, blog, and Facebook.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the name of your salon, your city name, and details about your fundraiser.
Any checks should be made payable to Miles of Hope. After the event, email us and tell us about your event, and how much you raised, and include any photos (we will use this for follow-up publicity, such as a blog post). You can write a check for any cash and mail checks, along with a short note, to: P.O. Box 405, Lagrangeville, NY 12540.
Thank you for helping your customers raise awareness about breast cancer!
Tickets for the Raffle Grand Prize at the Miles of Hope Annual Spring Brunch on May 1st are available now online. You do not need to attend the brunch to win!
The first prize is a choice of:
- A Large Channeled Rectangle Bag in Black Crystal by Judith Leiber (retail value $2595)
- A Weekend for Four at the Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, NY (retail value $1500) (restrictions apply)
Tickets for the raffle grand prize are just $25, and go to support Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
Click to purchase a grand prize ticket online now.
When you check out at PayPal, click the “Add” button next to “Handbag or Rocking Horse Ranch” and type your preference, if you do not plan to attend the brunch.
The first place winner will choose their prize; the second place winner will get the remaining item.
Learn more about the Annual Spring Brunch and buy a ticket to the brunch.