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Annual Spring Brunch May 4



The 10th Annual Miles of Hope Spring Brunch will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY.

In 2013, Miles of Hope raised more than $450,000 to fund support programs in the Hudson Valley. Nearly one-third of that was raised at the Annual Spring Brunch. In its ten-year history of funding support services for people affected by breast cancer, Miles of Hope has given away more than $1,000,000.

Be part of this success!
• Become a Sponsor
• Advertise
• Have Brunch with Us

Your support is critical to the continued success of Miles of Hope.

Reservations are available now for purchase online.

While we much prefer online reservations, if you wish to reserve on paper please click to download the reservation form (PDF).

Companies: Please Sponsor This Event
We want to give companies the opportunity to be a special part of this event. Your support is critical to the continued success of this foundation. For more information, click to download the Sponsorship Packet (PDF).

Grand Prize Drawing–Cruise for 2 on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2
Departs NY July 1, 2014 (5 days). Ports of Call: New York, Halifax, Boston and back to New York.
Ocean View Cabin, Meals Included
Restrictions Apply; Tax and Gratuities Not Included. Donated in part by Cunard and CDT Travel, Inc., Newburgh
$25 each Ticket. Need not be present at the Brunch to win.

Questions? Please call Lisa 914-475-6060 or email

Please join us in making a difference in the lives of those touched by Breast Cancer.

Family Fun 5K Run/Walk April 26


The 2014 Miles of Hope Family Fun 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club with all proceeds benefiting Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, will take place on Saturday, April 26.  Once again, the Town of Union Vale is providing the beautiful Tymor Park [map] as the venue.

The 2014 event will be in honor of Marlene Weber and also in memory of Carla Bailey, who lost her battle with an aggressive breast cancer November 11, 2013. 

The survivors group photo and a special raffle for survivors only will be at 9:30 AM.

The 1-mile kids race kicks off at 10:00 AM followed by the 5K at 10:30 AM.  We encourage you to pre-register, preferably online (by April 22), but a mailed-in flyer postmarked by April 21, is OK.  Remember:  Kids are FREE if they are pre-registered ($10 on event day).  For the 5K, pre-registered participants are $25.00 ($35.00 on event day).

Click to Register Now!

Click to download the flier for complete details.

Interested in being a sponsor or having a mile marker?  contact Lori Decker at 845-677-4999

  • sponsor/mile marker info (page 2 of the  Flyer)
  • Send sponsor or mile marker donations NO LATER THAN APRIL 11 to Miles of Hope, ℅ Lori Decker, P. O. Box 452, Pleasant Valley, NY  12569
  • Mile markers must be clearly designated “In Memory of” and “In Honor of” with the name legibly and correctly spelled.

If you would like to volunteer to help at the event, please email,

For more information see the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club web site at or email

Photos of last year’s Family Fun Run:

Marist Women’s “Play4Kay” Basketball Feb. 14


play4kayPlease join us on Friday, February 14 as the Marist Women’s basketball team take on Quinnipiac in their annual Marist Women’s Basketball/Miles of Hope Play4Kay game honoring breast cancer survivors.

As in previous years, breast cancer survivors will be honored at the game. Survivors are asked to pre-register for the Half Time Salute with Marist Assistant Athletics Director Andy Alongi. Email or call (845) 575-3699 x2329 and let Marist Athletics know how many years you have been a survivor.

Game time is 5 PM at the McCann Recreation Center, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY [map].

Free Pink Valentine’s Day T-Shirt for the first 1000 people in the arena, courtesy of BMW of the Hudson Valley.


Click to buy tickets.

Photos of last year’s game.



Pink Friday in Warwick raises $1000 for Miles of Hope

pink friday checkThe merchants of Warwick, NY banded together to create PINK FRIDAY to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
In the photo, Tim Mullally, owner of Style Counsel and Blue stores in Warwick, and organizer of Pink Friday, presents Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood with a check for $1,000 for support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“This was the 2nd Annual Pink Friday,” Mr. Mullally said, “and we can’t wait to do it again next year!”
Thank you Tim Mullally and all of the Warwick merchants, you allow us to further our mission and help those who need us.

Click to read more about Pink Friday 2013

Zumba/Bokwa fitness fundraiser Raises Money for Miles of Hope

zumbabokwa2013Saturday, November 16,  at Roy C. Ketcham High School Cafeteria, 99 Myers Corners Rd in Wappingers Falls Miss Becca’s Dance Centre and Zumba/Fitness Instructor JoAnn Wolfe sponsored a Zumba and Bokwa Fitness Fundraiser for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
“We raised over $800 from 40 participants who came out to dance and explore this new type of movement all in honor of Miles of Hope,” explained Joann Wolfe (; 914-466-4638)
Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood said: “once again a wonderful supporter of ours has creatively turned an event into a fundraiser to help people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley. Joann, we salute you and thank you for helping us to help people who need us.”
In the photo Joann Wolfe is in the pink pants on the right.

Zumba Fitness and Bokwa Fitness Fundraiser Nov. 16

Zumba-BokwaSaturday, November 16, noon – 2 PM, at Roy C. Ketcham High School Cafeteria, 99 Myers Corners Rd in Wappingers Falls [map], Miss Becca’s Dance Centre and JoAnn Wolfe will sponsor a Zumba and Bokwa Fitness Fundraiser. to raise funds for Miles of Hope. Multiple instructors, raffles & refreshments. Adults $20, 12 & under $5.

For more information, download download the flyer or call 914-466-4638.

Film Premiere & Party: The Hot Flashes POSTPONED!


hot-flashes-frontMiles of Hope regrets that due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to postpone the screening of The Hot Flashes, and the after party, originally planned for October 17. We will reschedule for a future date.

Ticket buyers will receive refunds. If you bought a ticket through WePay, your credit card will be refunded. If you bought a ticket from the Bardavon Box Office, your form of payment will be refunded. If you sent a check to the PO Box, it will be ripped up.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Many thanks to all of you who bought tickets in support of Miles of Hope.

An Open Letter to Hudson Valley Salons


salonDear Salon Owner/Manager,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! We would like to help you recognize it by suggesting some events that you can organize and run at your salon.

First, a little bit about us—we are the only regional breast cancer organization funding support services for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley. All money raised in the Hudson Valley stays right here helping your friends, family, and colleagues.

Second, we have 4 pillar programs that run throughout the year: Scholarships for high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer; a Peer to Peer program putting newly diagnosed patients with trained survivors; a Complementary Medicine program providing massage therapy, reiki, acupuncture, music and dance therapy at area hospitals; and the Medical Gap Care fund helping people in treatment for breast cancer with a financial emergency.

Third – how can you help? By running a fundraiser at your salon: cut-a-thon, designating a certain day in October when a portion of the proceeds will go to Miles of Hope, accepting donations with an attractive receptacle at the front desk, etc. We have merchandise (t-shirts, baseball caps, water bottles) available for your customers. Any idea has merit! So feel free to go to our website and check us out. E-mail us at or call 845-264-2005 if you want to help out this October. Thank You!

Some ideas for promotions:

  • Have a cut-a-thon. East Coast Salon held a cut-a-thon and raised $2500 for Miles of Hope.
  • Sponsor a pink extension promotion
  • Sponsor a “Pink Manicures” event
  • How about something similar to the “Pinkathon” that Salon Davide sponsored?
  • Devise your own promotion with proceeds coming to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Marion Salonspa held a Halloween event in which $2 of all products sold and 10% of services was donated to Miles of Hope. Get creative!

For more ideas, see  the Salon events for past years.

We will promote your event via email, blog, and Facebook. Participating salons can download and print a poster showing their support (see poster).

Please send an email to 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!

“Community Friends” Craft Show in East Fishkill


Craft fair in east fishkill“Community Friends” presents their Sixth Annual Craft Show to benefit Miles of Hope on Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10am – 4pm, at the East Fishkill Community Center, 890 Route 82, Hopewell Junction NY [map].

Beautiful gifts on display by over 25 handcraft artisans,  in advance of the hectic holiday season. Author’s Books’ Signings, Massage Therapy, Holistic Reflexology, Blood Pressure Screenings. Antique Appraisal Service Noon-2pm $5.00 pp. Demonstrations, Home Baked Desserts, and much more!

Admission donations (adults $3, seniors $2) go to benefit Miles of Hope.

For more information,, 845-297-7652, or click to download the flyer.

Dutchess County Duathlon Sept 29


Dana Effron, Miles of Hope Co-Founder,
Ron Paglia, Race Chairman

The Dutchess County Duathlon Run-Bike-Run benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will take place on September 29, at 8:00 a.m. starting and finishing at Gold’s Gym in Lagrange.

The event consists of a 2 mile run, 10 mile bike and a 2 mile run. Participants can sign up for a relay or compete individually. A complimentary brunch will be held at 10:30 following the race courtesy of Epicure Catering. Registration for the event is $30 for a single and $50 for a relay team.

The Duathlon begins on the Dutchess County Rail Trail with the run. A transition area for the bikes will be set up in the Gold’s Gym parking lot.The bike portion (10 miles) begins at the access road from the parking lot and continues onto Daley Road. The final run of 2 miles is back on the Rail Trail.

For information: ; 845-463-4800