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Gold’s Gym Duathlon Oct 5


duathlonThe Gold’s Gym Duathlon Run-Bike-Run benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will take place on October 5, 2014, at 8:00 a.m.

This duathlon event will be based at Gold’s Gym LaGrange and will utilize local roads and the Dutchess County Rail Trail which is conveniently located right next to the facility. Gold’s Gym LaGrange is located in Poughkeepsie NY, 258 Titusville Road (just 5 miles west of the Taconic State Parkway). 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 in the full event. All proceeds will go to benefit Miles of Hope. T-shirts guaranteed to all who are pre-registered by September 20, 2014.

For information: ! 845-463-4800 | FlyerRegister online

Pink Friday in Warwick, Oct. 10

pink fridayOn Friday evening, Oct. 10, the Merchants Guild of the Village of Warwick, Bon Secours Charity Health System and the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will join in the celebration of the 3rd annual “Pink Friday.”

Pink Friday, which evolved from “Think Pink,” a local fund raiser for breast cancer research, is the brainchild of Warwick businessman Tim Mullally, who presented the idea to the Warwick Merchants Guild.

The event, a festive as well as educational evening, is sponsored by Bon Secours Charity Health System Community Outreach.   The Bon Secours Charity Health System is comprised of St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern  and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis.

“You can expect to see local hair salons providing makeovers and eyebrow threading, massages and henna tattoos,” Mullally said in the press release announcing the program. “Also on the Railroad Green there will be a lineup of dance performances and fitness demonstrations. And we’ll have music to dance the night away.”

Besides the many colorful shops and eateries participating and offering special discounts, gifts and other promotions, there will also be several dozen street vendors along Main Street and Railroad Avenue.

The BSCHS Community Outreach program, stationed in a large tent on Railroad Green, will offer free educational information and gifts for all attendees.

Staff members from the Women’s Imaging Center at St. Anthony Community Hospital will be on hand to describe the many services they offer.

Participating shops and restaurants will donate a percentage of the day’s proceeds to Miles of Hope, a nonprofit charity that funds support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley. And Pari Forood, executive director of Miles of Hope, will be on hand with information on support services for people affected by breast cancer.

“We are honored to partner with the Warwick Merchant’s Guild on Pink Friday,” said Barbara Demundo, system director of Outreach for Bon Secours Charity Health System. “This inaugural event promises to be the beginning of something powerful – something that has the potential to save lives.”

Click to download flyer/poster

Tom and Pari Pink Friday

Tim Mullally, Pink Friday organizer and Pari Forood, Executive Director, Miles of Hope.

Info: Tim at 845-986-6996 or 

Hits for Hope Softball Tournament Oct. 11 & 12


The 2014 “Hits for Hope” Women’s Softball Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 11, and the Men’s Softball Tournament on Sunday, October 12, at the Beacon Memorial Park, Beacon, NY [map].

Online registration is open now. Click a button below to register for the women’s or men’s tournament. Team entry fee for the women’s tournament is $250, with a free t-shirt to players who complete their registration by Sept 20. Team entry fee for the men’s tournament is $275.


All players must submit a signed waiver, on or before game day.
Download Women’s Waiver | Download Men’s Waiver

We are reaching out to family, friends and local and national businesses for support of this event with the following sponsorship/donations available:

$500“HOME RUN” SPONSORSponsor Sign, t-shirt sponsor, acknowledgement in program
$250“TRIPLE” SPONSORT-Shirt Sponsor
$150“DOUBLE” SPONSORSponsor Sign
$100“SINGLE” SPONSORAcknowledgement in program
We would also be grateful for your donation of any amount.

In addition we are looking for product donations such as cases of water, cases of Gatorade, concession snacks, bagels, rolls, etc., as well as gift cards. Your support will be greatly appreciated and will directly benefit those in need.

Click to download the information packet for details on sponsorships/donations and payment options.

Click to donate to Hits for Hope now.

Breast Cancer Day Walk Oct 24

galleriacrystalrunGalleria at Crystal Run will host Breast Cancer Day Walk on Friday, October 24th starting at 8:30am in the Center Court [map]. All proceeds will be donated to Miles of Hope.

Click to download Flyer

Yoga for Hope Sept 14

yoga-moh-shirtSunday, September 14th at 9:30AM — Gentle yoga class to benefit Miles of Hope. James Baird State Park [map] on the lawn near the pergola across from the Shelter 2 sign. Weather permitting. No pre-registration required. $20 donation, All proceeds to benefit Miles of Hope.
Download Flyer | Contact Rachel or 845-723-4302

Car Wash to Benefit Miles of Hope Sept 7

carwashSunday, September 7th, 2014, 9AM – 3PM, the Arlington Field Hockey Teams will hold a Car Wash with proceeds to benefit Miles of Hope, at McDonald’s, 1111 Route 55. Lagrangeville, NY [map]

Info: Email Alice

The Walk for Hope Challenge

“Hi, I’m Dana Effron, co-founder of Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary, and I have a challenge for you. On October 5th, we’ll be walking a 5K at James Baird State Park.

“Everyone who registers, here’s your challenge:

“Raise a hundred dollars. Ask ten friends to support you. And then ask one of them, or all of them, to take the challenge too. We can raise a lot of money, and raise a lot of support and care for family and friends affected by breast cancer in [New York's] Hudson Valley. Can’t wait to see you on October 5th.”

Click to learn more about the Community Walk for Breast Cancer — Walk for Hope and register.

Rock & Bowl 4 Breast Cancer Aug. 16

mardi-bobSaturday, August 16, from 3:30-8:00 p.m. all are invited to Rock & Bowl 4 Breast Cancer at the Mardi Bob Lanes on Taft Ave in Poughkeepsie to benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

The event will have a free buffet for all participants with food provided by River Station, Sal’s Deli in Highland, On A Roll Deli, Highland; McAulley’s, and more!

Four live bands will play all afternoon: Down to the Bricks, The Ceesar Band, Juke Box Junkies, and S.A.T.O.

The competition is open to the public. The tournament will have 4 people teams or 2 people teams – cost to compete is $25/person. Everyone is encouraged to compete whether accomplished bowler or beginner!

Sign up at Mardi Bob or at Let’s Jam Music (Rt. 55 LaGrangeville)- (845) 471-4400. There will be prizes for high individual score and high team score as well as gift certificates from local restaurants and salons, and Hudson Valley Renegade items. All are welcome to come and enjoy the music without bowling  for a $10 donation to Miles of Hope. Look for the Adams Fairacre Farms breast cancer tractor parked outside the entrance to the Bowling Lanes!

Larry Helweg, organizer of the event said: ”there is breast cancer in  my family as well as here at the bowling alley– breast cancer is everywhere — we just wanted to help people affected by it in the Hudson Valley. Donating to Miles of Hope, helps those in treatment and their families and friends.”

“Thank you to Larry and all of the people who take it upon themselves to raise money for breast cancer programs by donating to Miles of Hope. We are humbled by their support,” added Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood.

Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament 8/04/14


Saturday, August 2, 2014 marks the day for the 11th annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

The tournament will be held at the LaGrange Soccer fields with team check-in beginning at 7:15 a.m. Games will begin at 8:00 and spectators are welcome. There will be a concession stand with lunch, drinks and snack items throughout the day — all proceeds go to Miles of Hope.

 Tournament Co-Chairman Mary Schanz said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response from teams from all over the northeast United States. What started as a friendly competition to benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation has turned into a large scale event promoting health and exercise for women of all ages and athletic ability.”

 “The best part of the competition is that it brings the soccer moms onto the field!” said tournament Co-Chairman Amanda Tierney. “They’ve been sitting on the side lines cheering for their kids, now it’s time for the kids to cheer for them!”  

The Tournament Chairman announced: “2014 Goals for Hope tournament will be held in honor of Christine Galloway. Christine is a two-time breast cancer survivor. She and her husband, Robert, have been supporters of the Beacon Soccer Club since its inception in 1978. The Galloways are active, selfless community volunteers, and grandparents of soccer players.  Christine has always been a  Goals for Hope active supporter, even taking to the field herself for a couple of years!   Please join us on Saturday, August 2, to honor this wonderful woman!”

More than 700 women will be competing at four different levels of play.  “All of the sports competitions that we sponsor are designed to be a friendly message emphasizing the benefits of exercise to all women. Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament is not about winning or losing but about participating and recognizing that we can be proactive about our health,” explained Cathy Varunok, co-founder of Miles of Hope and a Goals for Hope participant.

Goals For Hope Registration

Goals For Hope – Donation site

2014 Tournament Facts:

  • 700 women, 18 to 60+ years old, playing on 54 teams in divisions that range from Soccer Mom to Competitive 7 v 7.

  • Teams are comprised of women mainly from Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester Counties, NYC, Long Island and New Jersey.

Fashion Show Benefits Miles of Hope

l-r: Cathy Varunok, co-founder Miles of Hope; Alessia Milanese; Nicole Armeno; Dana Effron, co-founder Miles of Hope; Lisa Arnoff, Board Vice Chairman Miles of Hope

l-r: Cathy Varunok, co-founder Miles of Hope; Alessia Milanese; Nicole Armeno; Dana Effron, co-founder Miles of Hope; Lisa Arnoff, Board Vice Chairman Miles of Hope

On a Friday night in June, at Casa Milanese in Highland, the culmination of months of planning and sewing came to fruition and the 2nd Annual “We’re All Mad Here” Fashion Show and Tea Party was held to benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. [Click to see their Facebook page]
The two organizers, Nicole Armeno and Alessia Milanese, who were high school seniors last year at FDR High School in Hyde Park, are now at FIT in New York launching careers in fashion.
“Being able to pursue my dream career while helping an amazing organization is an indescribable feeling. I do what I love and hope that it can help those I love,” explained Nicole Armeno.
“I have a history of breast cancer in my family, and the Miles of Hope Foundation has helped so many that I really wanted this to be an organization I support wholeheartedly,” she said.
Alessia Milanese and Christy Guercio design and make all of the clothes,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “Nicole handles all of the organizational aspects of the Fashion Show as well as marketing and logistics. They will all make brilliant businesswomen in the fashion industry!”
“Many organizations and stores helped with the success of this event,” Nicole said, “FACE Stockholm in Rhinebeck donated all of the Models Makeup; Bella Capelli Salon donated the models hair styling; Partners In Massage, Hyde Park donated raffle items; Casa Milanese donated the venue and Mrs. Seelke’s Health Class (FDR High School) held a bake sale to help fundraise.”
“This was a totally self-motivated initiative,” Ms. Forood said. “Nicole and Alessia came to us after their event with a check for over $1,000 to donate to Miles of Hope for programs and services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley. So often, young people are not given credit for caring about their community or for looking outside themselves or their self-interests. Here is an example of two teenagers who are helping make our community and region a better place to live, and we salute them.”