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Our 10th annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament
will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013
, at the soccer complex in LaGrangeville, NY [map
Goals for Hope raises funds for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Every penny raised is used to help those in need in our community!
This day is designed to be a friendly competition, emphasizing the benefits of exercise to all women and the importance of helping those who need assistance. The Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament is not about winning or losing, but about participating and recognizing that we can be proactive about our health, while supporting our community.
Form a team and play in our Goals for Hope soccer tournament. If you want to play, but cannot form or find a team to join, email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Teams registered by (deadline to be announces) will receive a free tournament t-shirt for each player. FINAL Registration deadline is Tuesday, July 9th 2013.
Click to register online
Check-in starts at 7:15 A.M.
Approximate 8:00am kick-off
If you are not playing but would still like to support our event, our teams, or make a donation in honor of or in memory of you can go to our donation site. Click to visit our donations page
Please note that NO DOGS are allowed in this park. Please do not park on Stringham Road. There is enough parking for everyone in the complex.
Goals for Hope Honoree
We are excited to announce our honoree for Goals for Hope 2013! Luanne Maley McDonough grew up in Spackenkill as one of 10 children. She is a wonderful wife, mother, sister, and friend. She has spent countless hours both on the soccer sidelines and on the field playing herself for more than 20 years. Both Luanne and her husband were some of our first GFH volunteers. She has been with our tournament since 2004. Luanne is a breast cancer survivor. In May 2012, two tumors were discovered at her annual physical exam. An MRI and biopsies followed. These revealed another tumor and resulted in her diagnosis of bilateral multi-centric infiltrating ductal carcinoma stage two. Post treatment, she is ready to don the cleats and play again in this year’s Goals for Hope tournament! We look forward to honoring her!
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Pictures from last year’s event are in the Miles of Hope Photo Gallery
The 2nd Annual Cosmos and Cupcakes for Causes to benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Centers and the Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is taking place on June 4, at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor [download flyer
“This is a fun event where professional and non-professional bakers compete for the title of Cupcake King or Queen of the Hudson Valley,” explained Pari Forood, ED of Miles of Hope.
“Our Judges are led by Lynne Ryan, Culinary Institute of America graduate and wife of the President of the CIA Tim Ryan.
The other judges are Carlo Citera, owner and operator of Cosimo’s Restaurant Group (Torches, and Cosimo’s of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie) and Gennaro Pecchia & Alan Watts, of Men Who Dine www.menwhodine.com
“We are looking forward to a lively competition and urge all cupcake impresarios to enter the contest and attain their rightful place on the throne of honor,” Ms. Forood exclaimed.Click to download competition rules
. Register online
Miss Becca’s Dance Center and JoAnn Wolfe will sponsor a Zumbathon to benefit Miles of Hope on Saturday, June 1, noon-2PM (registration at 11:30AM) at Roy C. Ketcham High School, 99 Meyers Corners Rd., Wappingers Falls, NY.
Music by Cousin’s DJ. Instructors: Beth Gross & JoAnn Wolfe. Adults $20, kids 12 & under $5.
Click to download the flyer
Miles of Hope Co-Founders Dana Effron & Cathy Varunok; Karol Iapoce; & Exec Director Pari Forood.
The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation raised $150,000 on Sunday May 5, 2013, to benefit funded programs for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, NY.
“This was a great day!” exclaimed Executive Director Pari Forood. “Our attendance topped 450 and our speakers were incredible.”
The first speaker, Karol Iapoce, is a one year breast cancer survivor who took advantage of the Miles of Hope-funded acupuncture program to relieve back pain which resulted from her chemotherapy.
“I was in pain constantly during my immediate recovery,” she said, “however, after the acupuncture my back pain was eliminated and I felt a general sense of well-being I had not felt since my diagnosis.”
The second speaker was Syracuse University senior and Spackenkill H.S. graduate, Clarice Muron-Bendaoud, who lost her mother to breast cancer when she was 13 and benefited from the Miles of Hope scholarship fund.
“I became a part of the Miles of Hope family when I wrote the essay explaining how breast cancer had affected my life,” she explained. “Now that I am in college and looking back on that difficult period of my life, I can only thank Miles of Hope for turning something horrible into something redeemable.”
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 8 counties of the Hudson Valley. “All money raised in the region stays in the region,” explained Ms. Forood.Click for 2013 Spring Brunch photos
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Survivors at the 2013 Family Fun 5K Run/Walk
Lori Decker and the Miles of Hope 5K Event Committee would like to thank all our fantastic sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and those who donated anything and everything (food, gift certificates, raffle items, etc.) to make our 10th anniversary a success. We raised almost $20,000, thanks to everyone who helped and participated. We would also like to thank the Town of Union Vale Town Board and Rob Mattes, Director of Parks & Recreation, for letting us use beautiful Tymor Park as our venue since 2009.
Photo shows survivors and number of years of survivorship in parentheses:
Back Row, left to right: Sarah Herman (5), Connie Haven (11), JoAnn Dourdis (16), Dina Scecchitano (7), Donna Milano (5), Bernadette Pikul (4)
Front Row, left to right: Sheila St. Onge (1), Joan Matheis (1.5), Diane White (1 – 2013 Honoree), Lynne Kopac (10), Sue D’Angelo (4.5)
Sam Sleight (right) presents a check for $400 to Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood
Samantha Sleight, a high school senior at Arlington High School, decided to do something good for an organization she believes in. She asked her bosses at Adams Fairacre Farms
where she works as a cashier when she is not going to school, if she could have a bake sale one Saturday to raise money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
She then asked ‘everyone she knew including her mother, grandmothers and all aunts and cousins, to bake something for the sale’.
“We are overwhelmed by the support we receive from every member of our community,” explained Pari Forood, ED of Miles of Hope. “From Martial Arts Centers in Florida, NY to Sam and her family and friends, to Zumbathon and Yoga Instructors — all have embraced the idea of raising money for Miles of Hope because they are able to see the results of their labors.”
“All money raised in the Hudson Valley is then granted here for those affected by breast cancer,” she said.
The Marist College Athletics Department will partner with the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation for a pair of pink games this weekend. The women’s lacrosse team will host Bucknell on Saturday, April 20, at 4 p.m. at Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field, and the softball team will host Rider on Sunday, April 21, at noon at the Softball Park at Gartland Field. Miles of Hope will have merchandise tables at both games and all proceeds from the contests will benefit the Hudson River Valley-based non-profit organization.
Breast Cancer survivors will be honored at halftime of the women’s lacrosse game, while a ceremony will be held between the softball contests. Survivors who wish to be recognized should send an email to email@example.com
, and provide their name, which game they will be attending and the anniversary they are celebrating as a breast cancer survivor.
Click to read the article on Marist’s Go Red Foxes web site.
The Northeastern Martial Arts Academy,470 New York 17A, Florida, NY [map] is hosting a Kick-a-thon on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 5-6pm, to raise money for Miles of Hope.
Sponsor a Kicker, buy some food, or just come show your support! Each Kicker gets a free Miles of Hope T-shirt!!
- 50/50 Raffle
- Bake Sale
- Miles of Hope T-shirts on sale.
Click to download a sponsor sheet.
For more information, download the flyer, call (845) 820-1778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade through the village of Wappingers Falls will take place Saturday, March 2, rain or shine, starting at 1:00 PM A contingent from Miles of Hope will be marching with the Bottini Fuel Pink Truck.
See you there!
Update 3/2/13: Sorry, due to extreme weather, we were not able to march this year. Join us next year!