Posts Tagged ‘fundraiser’

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.

Advance tickets are available online (below). Tickets purchased online will be available at the Bardavon box office on the day of the show.

Tickets: $25   

You may also purchase your ticket at the Bardavon box office. See the Bardavon website for details.

You are invited to purchase advertising space in the program book for this event:
  • A short message in honor or in memory of someone, or for any other purpose (55 characters per line, 1 or 2 lines) — $50
  • Quarter page ad 3.5w x 2h — $100
  • Half page ad 4.5w x 3.5h — $200
  • Full page ad 4.5w x 7.5h — $300
If you order a short one- or two-line ad, please enter the text in the message box when you check out. For other ads, please send your copy to
Deadline for ads is March 1, 2015.

 silhouette of a woman fashion 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.”

Gold’s Gym Duathlon Raises Funds for Miles of Hope

Gold’s Gym in LaGrange held a duathlon on Oct. 5 and raised over $4,600 to support Miles of Hope.

In the photo, members of the duathlon team present Miles of Hope co-founder Dana Effron with the check.

Click to read the article in Country Courier Magazine.

Many thanks to Gold’s Gym in LaGrange and the organizers and participants in the duathlon!


Marist Women’s Soccer Pink Out Game Oct.25


pink out soccerThe Marist women’s soccer team will host its fifth annual Pink Out game on Saturday, Oct. 25, when the Red Foxes host Monmouth in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) match. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Tenney Stadium, and admission is free and open to the public.
In honor of Miles of Hope, the Marist Athletics Department will recognize breast cancer survivors with a special on-field ceremony. Survivors who would like to be involved in this ceremony are encouraged to contact Assistant Athletics Director for External Affairs, Andy Alongi, via email at

Vail Farm Elementary Raises Money for Miles of Hope


vailfarmelementaryThe staff of the Vail Farm Elementary School took it upon themselves to celebrate October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a very special way– by helping their friends, neighbors and family who may be affected by breast cancer now or in the future.

“I have been raising money for Miles of Hope for years,” explained teacher Bonnie Glick, “but always in May for the Annual Spring Brunch. When October rolled around, I wanted to do something with my school, to show our support as an organization.”

Through the sale of merchandise and ribbons and promotions like Pink Out Day, Vail Farm Elementary School raised $1400 for Miles of Hope.

“This is just another example of a grass roots effort to selflessly address needs in the community,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “Our Hudson Valley is filled with magnanimous people reaching out and doing whatever they can for local organizations like ours, enhancing our ability to help those who need us.”