Posts Tagged ‘fundraiser’

4th Annual Cosmos & Cupcakes For Causes A Real Sweetie

2015
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L-R Back Row: Regina McGrade, Pari Forood, Tina James, Gwen DeSousa, Atia Harvin and Richelle Winston, Tonya Addy, Seated: L. Judges Dan Maughan, Tomas and Ed Kowalski

This 4th annual “sweet” event to benefit three great charities, The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital was held on Tuesday evening, June 2. Nearly 200 people gathered at Anthony’s Pier 9 to watch cupcake contestants crowned and extravagant mixologists making creative “spirited” cosmos. By popular demand guests SAMPLED the cupcakes this year, enjoyed a light supper followed by a fantastic program that told the “Story” of the ties that bind the organization and the people they serve.

Regina McGrade, VP of Marketing and Development at the Family Health Center, the events lead and founding agency shared; “The committee teams from each charity are very proud of the collaborative spirit in producing this event and working with each other every day for the health and wellbeing of our communities. The collaborations also included the SLC Auxiliary, The Friends of the Family Health Center, the students at The Nora Cronin Presentation Academy for production – painting over 200 clay pots (cupcakes).”

The event has raised nearly $50k for EACH charity to date.

The Best in Show winning cupcake this year was “Raspberry Patch” by Tina James.

The Fan Favorite AND Second Place cupcake was “Southern Charm” by Gwen DeSousa, a 2013 winner of this event.

Third Place was “Tres Leche” by Atia Harvin and Richelle Winston

The reigning Cosmo Champion (Pineapple Upside Down Cake 2014), Allison Sutherland was recognized for her 2015 Cherry Vanilla Cosmo.

Celebrity volunteer judges were:
Tomas, of Tomas Restaurant Group; Tomas Cafe in Wappingers Falls

 Ed Kowalski, CIA graduate and chef/owner of Lola’s Cafe under the Walkway, and Crave Restaurant in Poughkeepsie

Dan Maughan, Assistant Vice President, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital,  Littman Cancer Center

 

CIA Brazil Carnival Dinner to benefit Miles of Hope!

2015

This Event Is Sold Out!

On June 13, the CIA will turn into ‘Carnival in Rio’ for a dinner-event benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Throughout the night CIA students will be showcasing the lively colors, festive foods, and tropical-themed cocktails of Brazil.

Location: The Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY
Reception: Reception and silent auction begin on Anton Plaza at 6 p.m.
Dinner: Dinner to be held in Farquharson Hall at 7:15 p.m.
Attire: Semi-formal
Charity: Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation
Scholarship: CIA’s Side Towel Scholarship which provides financial aid to students, regardless of academic standing, a resource to continue their education
Price: $95 per person, includes all beverages, taxes, and service charges
Entertainment: Live Latin music by Big Band Sound

The public is invited however seating is limited. For more information and to make reservations ciarestaurantgroup.com/charityevents/viva-rio/This event is sold out.

Book Signing for Hope

2015


BookSigningPoster0613-clickA book signing of “The Gates of Light,” to benefit Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, will be held on Saturday, June 13 2015 from 3PM-5PM at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie by the author, Vassar alumna Pari Forood. The on-campus location is the Vassar College Store on Raymond Avenue. [download poster]

In this thriller based on true events, a young man flees from Iran in 1984 while his cousin (Pari Forood) helps him from her congressional office in Washington, D.C. See the book on Amazon and watch this video: “Pari Forood talks about her new book ‘The Gates of Light’“.

Author Pari Forood Executive Director of Miles of Hope, will donate her portion of the profits from all book sales to Miles of Hope.

Fostertown Elementary School “Kick Breast Cancer to the Curb”

2015
foster-300The students of Fostertown Elementary School in Newburgh NY held “Kick Breast Cancer to the Curb” events in May 2015 to show solidarity for their Principal Maritza Ramos who is in treatment for breast cancer. All proceeds from the events went to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Events included a walkathon and a Zumba class in pink.

Thank you, students, teachers and staff at Fostertown Elementary!

Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament Aug. 1

2015

goals 2014The 12th annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Stringham Park in LaGrangeville, NY [map]. Come to play, or volunteer to help, or just come out and enjoy the day & cheer on the teams!

The 2015 tournament will be held in honor of Karen Shogren. Click to read Karen’s story.

Online registration is open until July 14. Register your team by June 9 for discounted registration fee and complimentary t-shirts!

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Volunteers are needed the day of the event. If you are interested, please sign up online or email us.

Please join us for this fun and festive day, enjoy the friendly competition, and help support Miles of Hope !



Cosmos & Cupcakes for Causes June 2

2015

cosmos-lgJoin us Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 6 PM at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, NY.  Calling all bakers, amateur and pro!

The evening will include:

  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • Cash bar
  • Silent auction
  • “Chopped”-style judging by professional bakers
  • Purchase competition-quality cupcakes to eat there or take home

All proceeds after expenses benefit the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, the Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital and Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Click here to register and read more

Dutchess Dragon Boat Race & Festival 2015

2015
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Cathy & Lee discuss the Dragon Boat race

The second annual Dutchess Dragon Boat Race & Festival will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015,  at the boathouse of the Hudson River Rowing Association in Poughkeepsie, NY [map]. Friendly competition between teams of paddlers on the Hudson River. Join a team or form your own (16-20 paddlers plus a drummer).

On the waterfront: Asian Cultural Festival with live music, events, arts and artisans, and food vendors. Participants and spectators will enjoy a fun day of recreational racing, food, music, and views of our magnificent river. Sponsored by Dutchess Tourism and benefits Arts Mid-Hudson and Miles of Hope.

Click to read more | register online

web-only specialPay for team registration online at DutchessDragonBoat.org by June 14 and save $50!



Awaken the Dragon!



Miles of Hope Annual Spring Brunch 2015

2015

Video of the 2015 Spring Brunch

The Miles of Hope Annual Spring Brunch is Sunday, May 3, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. In its 11th year, the event will honor Marist College with a capacity crowd.

“Every year, this event gets better and better with more people, more excitement — it is the must-attend Spring event in the Hudson Valley!” explained Executive Director Pari Forood. “We are thrilled to be honoring Marist College this year for all they have done for us throughout our 11 year history,” Ms. Forood added.

Lisa Arnoff, Chairman of the Miles of Hope Board of Directors and Co-Chairman of the Annual Spring Brunch expressed her excitement at the donated items in the Silent Auction: “Jewelry from nationally-recognized designers, as well as Tiffany just in time for Mother’s day! We have NY Giants tickets, sold out concert tickets, vacation houses, theater tickets and a grand prize raffle of a trip for 2, with air fare and hotel to Aruba.”

“The Brunch attracts breast cancer survivors, friends, family and colleagues,” explained Miles of Hope co-founder Cathy Varunok. “It is a feel-good event allowing everyone to laugh and have fun while remembering why Miles of Hope exists as the only regional breast cancer foundation in our area – to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, NY.”

Highest level donors to the Miles of Hope Annual Spring Brunch include: Health Quest, Arnoff Moving and Storage, Premier Medical Group, Mid Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center.

Major donors include: WSP Sells Engineering, Marist College, Hudson Buick Cadillac GMC, D’Arcangelo and Company, Dana and Ira Effron, and New York Design Center.

Donors include: The Effron Family and EFCO Products, Rocking Horse Ranch/Splashdown Beach, North River Abstract, Lynn and David Melby, Hudson Valley Hematology Oncology, Hudson River Fruit/the Albinder Family, First Niagara Bank, Dutchess Pro Print, DRA Imaging, Berkshire Hathaway, and Brookside Meadows.

Dana Effron, Co-Founder of Miles of Hope added: “Thank you to all of our sponsors who enable us to help people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley. We could not do it without them and we salute you!”

For information on the Miles of Hope Spring Brunch: milesofhope.org/spring-brunch

Car Meet at James Baird State Park

2015
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: AFlynncarshow@yahoo.com.
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Download the flyer.

Update May 19 2015: The Car Meet at James Baird State Park started as an excuse for a few friends to get together to talk cars; and then it grew. By the time the day was over hundreds of cars and car enthusiasts had gathered to look at engines, kick tires, and talk about everything from Nascar to seat covers. Andrew Flynn, who lost his mother to breast cancer, once again decided to make the event a fundraiser for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“We were amazed at the success of the first Car Meet we organized in 2014 at Lake Taghkanic, so we decided to do it again but this time in Dutchess County at JBSP,” he explained.

“Miles of Hope helped a woman in my office who had breast cancer and now we are giving back. The next car meet will be September 19th at Lake Taghkanic.” Check milesofhope.org for more information or the Lake Effect Car Meet facebook page.
 
In the photos, Andrew Flynn in pink stands with Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood, and Best in Show winner, Logan VanSwearingen with his 1968 Volkswagen Beetle. The car won ‘best in show’ by popular vote of the people who came to the meet.

“Andrew is a great supporter of Miles of Hope,” said Ms. Forood. “We are indebted to him and his friends for organizing this car show and donating over $3,000 from the day to our foundation.”

Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of New York’s Hudson Valley.

The Car Meet at James Baird State Park started as an excuse for a few friends to get together to talk cars; and then it grew. By the time the day was over hundreds of cars and car enthusiasts had gathered to look at engines, kick tires, and talk about everything from Nascar to seat covers. Andrew Flynn, who lost his mother to breast cancer, once again decided to make the event a fundraiser for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“We were amazed at the success of the first Car Meet we organized in 2014 at Lake Taghkanic, so we decided to do it again but this time in Dutchess County at JBSP,” he explained.

“Miles of Hope helped a woman in my office who had breast cancer and now we are giving back. The next car meet will be September 19th at Lake Taghkanic.” check milesofhope.org for more information or Lake Effect Car Meet facebook page.

 

In the photos, Andrew Flynn in pink stands with Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood, and Best in Show winner, Logan VanSwearingen with his 1968 Volkswagen Beetle. The car won ‘best in show’ by popular vote of the people who came to the meet.

“Andrew is a great supporter of Miles of Hope,” said Ms. Forood. “We are indebted to him and his friends for organizing this car show and donating over $3,000 from the day to our foundation.”

Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.

 

Miles of Hope Salutes Moms!

2015

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 http://milesofhope.org/spring-brunch/#tribute 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: www.milesofhope.org