Posts Tagged ‘fundraiser’

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 8 and save $50!



Awaken the Dragon!



Miles of Hope Annual Spring Brunch this Sunday

2015

Video of the 2015 Spring Brunch

The Miles of Hope Annual Spring Brunch is this 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

A Recipe for Hope: Dessert Competition *Updated*

2015
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 info@brasserie292.com. 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 info@brasserie292.com or call 845-473-0292.

Rocktown Monarchs Photos: Breast Cancer Classic 2015

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

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.