Posts Tagged ‘fundraiser’

Car Meet at James Baird State Park

carshowAll cars, trucks, and bikes are welcome at the 2nd Annual Lake Effect Car Meet, Sunday, May 3, 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Come enjoy awesome cars, amazing people, and a beautiful day in James Baird State Park off the Taconic Parkway in Pleasant Valley. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“Last year was the first year for this event and they raised thousands of dollars for our foundation,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “We are indebted to Andrew Flynn and his volunteer crew for organizing this car meet as a fundraiser for us.”

There is a recommended donation of $10 per car.
Vendors/Questions please email:
Look us up on Facebook.
Download the flyer.

Miles of Hope Salutes Moms!


home-momsIn honor of Mother’s Day, and the upcoming Annual Spring Brunch on May 3, at the Grandview honoring all those affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley, the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is honoring mothers by highlighting them on their website.

“Mother’s are the backbone of our culture,” stated mother, and daughter (and Executive Director of Miles of Hope) Pari Forood. “We decided to honor them this Spring on our website and the response has been great!”

“We opened it up to the entire Miles of Hope family and we were flooded with the most heartwarming photos of mothers and daughters,” she explained.

Please go to to see a scroll of the photos.

 Mother, mother in law, daughter, and daughter in law (and Miles of Hope Brunch Chairman) Lisa Arnoff explained why honoring mothers is so important to the Foundation: “breast cancer affects everyone–mothers, daughters and even a small percentage of men. When you are in treatment as my mother was, support comes from everywhere but especially your family; and mothers are at the heart of the family.”

Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley. The Annual Spring Brunch with a silent auction, raffle for a trip to Aruba, and door prizes is on May 3, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie.

All information on the event:

A Recipe for Hope: Dessert Competition *Updated*

brasserie292Brasserie 292 in Poughkeepsie is holding a dessert competition to raise money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

If you would like to join in the fun, email your favorite original recipe, along with a little excerpt of why it’s your favorite, to The deadline is March 31, 2015.

The top six-to-eight entries will be chosen by the culinary staff of Brasserie 292 and will be featured on their menu for the month of April. Guests will vote, and the winner will receive a $250 gift card to Brasserie 292.

UPDATE: The dessert finalists have been chosen:
Lauren Ballard: Banana Pudding
David Cullinan: Pecan Chocolate Chip Pie
Patti Cusatis: Strawberry Tea Cookies
Mackenzie Hartsock: Mascarpone Berry Tart
Lydia Higginson: Maple Pot De Creme
Christina Tyrrell: Gooey Mocha

Now it’s your job to choose the winner! Come to Brasserie 292, try the desserts, and vote for the one you like best. All proceeds will be donated to Miles of Hope.

For more information visit Brasserie 292 on Facebook, send an email to or call 845-473-0292.

Rocktown Monarchs Photos: Breast Cancer Classic 2015

monarchsOn Sunday, 1/11/15, the Rocktown Monarchs hosted a youth basketball tournament benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. JR Inman, (tall gentleman in pink sweatshirt) semi-pro basketball player with the NY Knicks minor league team, hosted the event. Click to see more photos on Facebook.


Silhouette of a Woman Fashion Show – March 12, 2015

Silhouette of a Woman Fashion ShowThursday, March 12 at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY [directions]:
Silhouette of a Woman Fashion Show benefiting Miles of Hope, sponsored by the MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center.

Please join us for the return of this gala event, once again at the historic Bardavon 1869 Opera House.

Tickets are just $25 per person ($35 at the door), and all proceeds from ticket sales go to Miles of Hope. The show will include children’s, maternity, evening and mature clothing, as well as the latest trends. The event starts at 6 pm with a cocktail hour, followed by the show from 7 to 9 pm.

Online ticket sales have ended. You may still be able to buy tickets at the Bardavon box office ($35/person).

UPDATE March 13:
See videos and photos of the show.

Pink Out January 9th!


pinkoutFriday, January 9th 2015, is Pink-Out Night in the Hudson Valley, where four games will help support the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. At Arlington High School, the girls JV basketball team will host Carmel at 4:15 pm, followed by the varsity game. AHS will have a bake sale, collect donations, have a 50/50 raffle and sell Miles of Hope merchandise.

At John Jay High School, the Patriots host archrival Ketcham in a girls/boys doubleheader starting with the girls at 5 p.m. JJHS has a concession stand, and they have been selling Pink-Out shirts this week at school.

“Balling for Breast Cancer”

monarchsThe Rocktown Monarchs Basketball Program will host their inaugural “Balling for Breast Cancer” Basketball Showcase and Fundraiser to benefit Miles of Hope on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 5-9 pm at Saint Joseph Regional High School, 40 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale, NJ [map].

For more info, call 845-608-1646 or email

Hoops for Hope 2015 – Save the Date!

Come and Hoop it Up to Celebrate our 10th Anniversary!

Sunday – March 15, 2015
10th Annual Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball Tournament
McCann Recreation Center at Marist College

Four divisions of play to include ALL skill levels
from “I have never played basketball before but want to join in the fun”
to “I am a competitive baller!”

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary we are also inviting men
to participate in this year’s event!
Men’s games will be played in McCann’s alternative back gym.
Information on men’s divisions to follow.

Spread the word, gather your teams together and
come Hoop it Up for the cause!

Click for details and registration information.

Please contact us at our email address:
Like us on Facebook Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball Tournament
or visit us on the web @

Local Restaurant Raises Money for Miles of Hope

craveCrave Restaurant recognized all Hudson Valley residents affected by breast cancer by designating a special cocktail in the month of October to raise money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Ed Kowalski, owner of Lola’s Cafe and Crave Restaurant on Washington Street in Poughkeepsie explained that he does a fund raiser for Miles of Hope every October, Breast Cancer Awareness month: “I have many friends, colleagues and customers who are affected by this disease,” he explained. “It is the least I can do for a great organization that helps people right here in the Hudson Valley.”

Ed is pictured with Rachel Ross, breast cancer survivor, Miles of Hope Community Walk Honoree, and Crave customer.

“I love this restaurant and I love Miles of Hope, so getting them together was a no-brainer,” Rachel said.

Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope expressed gratitude to both Ed and Rachel: “Ed has been a great supporter of ours for years, and Rachel is part of our Miles of Hope family — we are humbled by their support.”

Wassaic Auto Shop Raises Money for Breast Cancer


L-R: Kyle Barron, Jack Gregory, Linda Gregory handing check to Pari Forood, Kaitlin Gregory, Jim Killmer, Brian Merritt, Brian Mackay

Jack’s Auto Service of Wassaic raised over $1200, with donations from every oil change in the month of October.

“We know people who were helped by Miles of Hope and wanted to give back to the foundation that is right here in the Hudson Valley,” explained co-owner Linda Gregory. “Everyone in our shop was committed and excited to raise money for Miles of Hope and they all pitched in!”

Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope, added: “So many businesses in our eight county area have taken it upon themselves to raise money for us. They have done it in very creative ways with promotions, athletic contests, and sales, and we are very grateful for all of them.”