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The Walk Results are Finally In!

teamshariThe results from the 2015 Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer are in and the big winners are Barry Rothfeld and Team Shari! Barry Rothfeld, publisher emeritus of the Poughkeepsie Journal, raised $3,500 for his daughter’s team, Team Shari, which won for team with the most walkers at 53.

The team which raised the most was Peachy Keen at $6,300 and Team Shari was a close second with $5,400 with Team Boobylicious coming in 3rd with $5,100. Rounding out the list is Rockin’ Rays of Hope with $2,200, and Spack for a Cure with $1,840.

“Thank you to everyone who participated and especially to those who decided to go above and beyond the call by their stellar fund raising!” exclaimed Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood.

Second place in individual fund raising was Emmy Josephs with $2,600 raised. Emmy is a former Walk Honoree and a Miles of Hope star volunteer. Third place goes to Jasmin Alvarez with $2,400. Special thanks to Renee Audette ($1,580) and Debbie Zocchi ($1,240).

Teams with the most walkers were Team Shari (53), Team Angela (46), Rockin’ Rays of Hope (44), Team Boobylicious (23), and Pinky Swears (15).

Marist Fashion and Communications Majors Support Breast Cancer


MaristMporiumMarist Fashion and PR/Communications majors decided to devote the proceeds from October sales of their on campus kiosk, the Marist College Mporium, to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“The kiosk was created by the Fashion majors and supported by the PR/Communications majors,” explained senior Sheridan Wagner in photo with check. “Items for sale have been created and designed by students or purchased to sell specifically to the Marist community. Proceeds go to local charities and students learn the art of retail, design, marketing and purchasing.” she said.

“When Sheridan called to say that the proceeds would come to Miles of Hope, I had to see the set-up myself!” added Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood. “All of the students in the attached photo (all names below) work on this project as volunteers. They are enthusiastic, driven and entrepreneurial– I was very impressed.”

“I explained to the students that the money they have donated may go to someone in treatment for breast cancer to help pay a medical expense or transportation to and from their treatment; or it may go to fund our Peer to Peer hotline (800-532-4290) manned by trained breast cancer survivors for anyone with a question or who just needs to talk,” Ms. Forood said. “We also fund college scholarships for high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.”

In photo: Marist College Mporium Fall 2015 Team:
Jennifer Finn, Sheridan Wagner: Head of Public Relations, Karli Bruno: Head of Buying, Lauren Sepa: Head of Visual Merchandising, Devin Walton, Sarah Trousdale, Allyson Santacroce, Stephanie Romeo, Lyndsey Regis, Mariel Porfido, Krisi Pentecoste, Jennifer Nevin, Peter Najera, Diana Mendez, Victoria Marzano, Katie Labozzo, Lauren Hauck, Jillian Gasarowski, Jenna Discher, Kasey Curran, Alexix Chomat, Jane Body.

Pink Pumpkins Inspire Seniors

pinkpumpkinsThe senior citizens at the Manor at Woodside in Poughkeepsie decided they would decorate and sell pink pumpkins in honor of October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.

“Not only are the residents of the Manor creative, they are also very philanthropic,” explained Manor at Woodside sales leader Alisha Libruk. “It was important to them to have a fund raiser for breast cancer awareness and what better way than to decorate pumpkins!” she added.
“This is the second year the residents of Manor at Woodside have done this for us,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “It is such a pleasure for me to meet with them and thank them for their initiatives on our behalf.”

“October brings out the best in people. I have been all over the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, meeting with people and speaking at large gatherings to promote the benefits of early detection and a healthy lifestyle. Everyone wants to help us spread the message,” Ms. Forood said.

John Jay Pinks out at Soccer and Volleyball


John Jay Women’s Soccer Team

John Jay Women’s Soccer decided to pink out for their game against Ketcham on October 16.

“The girls decided to wear pink and raise money for breast cancer programs at Miles of Hope,” explained Coach CJ Greenwood. “Then the parents got involved and we were able to raise money through bake sales, t-shirt sales and donations.”

“We have a very active parent group,” explained soccer mom and Hopewell resident, Lisa McHugh. “I was able to present the idea of donating to Miles of Hope during October Breast Cancer Awareness month to all of the parents and everyone loved it. There are so many at John Jay and in our community affected by breast cancer- we just wanted to do something to help,” Mrs. McHugh said (mother of team member Melissa).

Local schools stepped up and raised money for Miles of Hope all throughout October. “We have been overwhelmed with the generosity of this community,” added Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood. “John Jay has always been so generous to us and this year women’s soccer as well as volleyball had pink games in our honor. We can’t wait for basketball season!”

Miles of Hope Day at the NY Jets on Sunday!


MOH-Jets-TeeSunday is Miles of Hope Day at the NY Jets football game against the Washington Redskins! 150 people are attending the game as a fundraiser for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“50 lucky people including breast cancer survivors will be holding the flags during the Opening Ceremonies when the Jets run on to the field,” explained Miles of Hope Co-Founder, Cathy Varunok.

“We’ve been working with the Jets organization to make this a fun outing for our volunteers and supporters and we are excited that so many people are joining us!” she added.

Miles of Hope is a regional breast cancer foundation with a mission to fund support services and outreach to people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, NY. Events throughout October highlight not only fundraising efforts but education and outreach as well. October Calendar

“Look for us on the field at the beginning of the game as well as in the stands during the game- we will all be wearing our pink logo t-shirts (photo attached) and helping the Jets and the NFL recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood.

Arlington Field Hockey Rocks the Pink!


The Arlington Varsity field hockey team presents Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood with giant check for $1300

After a fund raising car wash in LaGrange, a bounteous bakesale at the game, and a pink t-shirt sale all week in the halls, the Arlington Varsity field hockey team presented Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood, with a giant check for $1300. The Arlington Admirals field hockey team won Wednesday October 7′s home conference Pink Out game against Mahopac by a score of 1-0.
“We have more money to give Miles of Hope!” added Stephanie Grady, an enthusiastic mother of a player on the team, and one of the parent chaperone’s of the car wash.

“The big check represents proceeds from the car wash and donations from Arlington High School students however we have additional money from the bake sale and t-shirt sale,” explained coach Stephanie Tito.

“These young girls understand the value of preventive medicine, even at their ages. I was thrilled to be able to talk to them briefly on the field about encouraging their mothers and grandmothers- all female relatives over 50- to have an annual mammogram. And I also stressed the importance of a healthy diet to reduce cancer risk – they already know the benefits of exercise!” explained Ms. Forood.

Newburgh Elks Donate to Miles of Hope


Robert McCormick, President of the Newburgh Elks, presents check to Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood

The Newburgh Elks Club raises money for local charities every year at their annual barbeque at their headquarters on Washington Street in Newburgh. The outing usually coincides with three incongruous things: Fall, football, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For the past two years, the organization has made a donation to the only regional breast cancer charity helping Dutchess and Orange Counties- the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. (more…)

Arlington Women’s Varsity Tennis Team Raises $400 for Miles of Hope

arlington tennisOn a cool and windy day, the Arlington Women’s Varsity Tennis team wore pink, sold t-shirts and cupcakes, and raised over $400 for breast cancer programs in the Hudson Valley.

“Every year we have a pink out match,” explained Coach Gail Lynch, “And this year the girls were unanimous that we wanted to do it in support of Miles of Hope. The money we raise stays here in the Hudson Valley, helping anyone affected by breast cancer.” (more…)

Power of Pink at Brighton Collectibles

Brighton Collectibles in Nanuet NY and Danbury CT will be supporting Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation during their Power of Pink promotions, September 25 thru October 31 (ending Nov. 15 at the Danbury location).

Purchase a Power of Pink bracelet for $60 and $10 will be donated to Miles of Hope. They also will be selling leather goods that 10% of the purchase price goes to their national charity, The Lauder Foundation. This is the 13th year they are selling the bracelet.

Locations: Brighton Collectibles, Shops at Nanuet, 8123 Fashion Drive, Nanuet, NY 10954 and Brighton Collectibles, Danbury Fair, 7 Backus Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 (more…)

Car Meet Raises $5,200 for Local Breast Cancer Programs

lake effect car meetLast year, Andrew Flynn got a few friends and family members together and organized a car meet at Taghkanic State Park in southern Columbia County. Andrew lost his mother to breast cancer when he was a teenager, and he decided that proceeds from the event in 2014 would benefit local breast cancer programs through the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. A year ago, he presented a check for $3500 to Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood, saying that he “could not wait to double the amount next year.”
On September 19, 2015, the 2nd Lake Effect Car Meet raised over $5200 for Miles of Hope.

“We didn’t quite double it,” Andrew admitted, “but we are proud of what we are able to do for breast cancer programs in our community.” In the photo, Andrew and his niece, Victoria Carpio, whose “car” won best in show at the car meet, stand with Pari Forood. (more…)