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The TEG Federal Credit Union mortgage department made a $500 donation to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation to help people fighting breast cancer in the Hudson Valley. A check was presented to Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope by Jackie Fellin, VP of Commercial and Residential Lending, and Senior Mortgage Officers, John Reidy and Jessica Schoen (photo at right).
TEG’s Mortgage Department collected donations for Miles of Hope throughout the year while hosting Lunch and Learn meetings for local real estate agents. “TEG is proud to support the incredible efforts of this local charity.” said Jackie Fellin. “We hope our donation will help provide comfort to Hudson Valley families affected by breast cancer.”
Ms. Forood added: “We are honored to accept this donation from TEG. They took it upon themselves, with no prompting from us, to raise money for the support services we provide for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley. October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, encouraged businesses, individuals, community groups, sports teams and clubs to creatively raise money for Miles of Hope. We are overwhelmed by all of these people and their dedication to raising the level of quality of life in our community.”
Karter Griggs, age 5 of Poughkeepsie, and his
cousin, Alex Robinson, age 12 of Poughquag, decided that they wanted to help other children and women and families who are affected by breast cancer. Karter and Alex’s Grandma and
Aunt are both breast cancer survivors.
On Columbus Day weekend, they had an ice tea, coffee, and hot chocolate stand at a family tag sale. They also sold rubber band bracelets. After the sale they continued to make bracelets and sell them to friends, family and others in our community. They have decided to split the money that they have raised between their chosen charities, one being Miles of Hope.
A special thanks to these wonderful boys for their generosity and kindness.
L-R Kathleen Regan, Henrietta Rackl, Lynn Mckenna, Patricia Coughlin, Candy Ireland, Kevin McKenna, Miles of Hope ED Pari Forood
Last year, during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, Kevin McKenna of Tree Top Lane in the town of Poughkeepsie decided he wanted to spend an entire year collecting money for an organization that helps people with cancer. Maybe it was because his father is a survivor, or maybe it was because as a pitcher on the Arlington High School baseball team he was wearing pink shoe laces, but for whatever reason, Kevin started asking his neighbors on Tree Top Lane to give him their returnable bottles and cans to return to Oasis Discount Beverage.
Last night, Kevin, now a freshman at Mt. St. Mary College, handed Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Executive Director, Pari Forood, a check for $1250 (slightly more than the number on the large check as one more deposit was made!) surrounded by his mom and his female neighbors (see photo).
“This was a one man show,” Kevin’s father, Dennis, explained. “Kevin did this on his own and we are very proud of him.”
At the celebration pizza party at Giacomo’s on Spackenkill Road, Kevin explained that he knew he wanted to do something for a local cancer organization and when he heard about Miles of Hope, it inspired him.
“One of my neighbors has breast cancer,” he explained, “and I knew that Miles of Hope helps people right here in Dutchess County, so I decided to raise money for them. It also made sense as it is October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.”
At the dinner, Ms. Forood, explained to the Tree Top Lane residents that Miles of Hope funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“Kevin is an amazing person!” she said. “He took it upon himself to think of a way to raise money, and organized it over a year’s time. We are so impressed with this selfless and industrious young man, and very grateful for this donation. It will go directly to help people affected by breast cancer right here in our Hudson Valley.”
Laura McGill and her 5th grade class from St. Stephen present check for $900 to Miles of Hope ED Pari Forood
St. Stephen – St. Edward School in Warwick, NY participated in Pink Friday in honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink and raising money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
All children were invited to wear pink instead of their customary uniforms to raise awareness of breast cancer and Miles of Hope which funds support services for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.
“We are honored that the students and faculty of this school chose to raise money for us,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood. “All over the Hudson Valley, schools, offices, small businesses and larger ones are raising money for Miles of Hope because they know the money stays local helping their friends, neighbors, and family affected by breast cancer,” she said.
“October as breast cancer awareness month may feel overwhelmingly pink but if it makes people think about having a mammogram or reducing their cancer risk by eating right and exercising, then it is a very good thing.”
Team St. Francis Hospital and Molloy’s Pharmacy raised $10,000 for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of the Community Walk for Breast Cancer at James Baird State Park on 10/6/13.
Flanking Miles of Hope ED in the photo are from l-r: Mary Luvera, SFH Cancer Center; PF (pink shirt, blue skirt); SFH Physical Therapist Dori Kerner; SFH Human Resources, Wendy Devens.
“Money keeps pouring in from the extraordinarily generous employees of these two iconic Hudson Valley organizations,” said Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood.
She continued: “At the Walk, St Francis/Molloy’s Team was the largest team with 74 walkers and they raised the most money as well. We are indebted to all of these committed and motivated fund raisers; they understand how important our mission is and they help us directly by allowing Miles of Hope to support people in treatment for breast cancer right here in the Hudson Valley.”
SFH Human Resources Director Wendy Devens explained that the funds were raised throughout September in preparation for the Walk: “Money was raised through a lottery basket raffle, bake sales, candy sales, condo raffle, walkers & general donations,” she explained. “Every year we get ready for the Miles of Hope Walk and SFH employees get involved by creating various ways to raise money. So many of us have been affected directly by breast cancer that it is natural for SFH and Molloy’s to want to help.”
Dazzles Salon of Fishkill and Wappingers Falls are painting their spa pink this October in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For every gift certificate purchased between Oct 15 and 29, they will donate 5 percent to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Purchase a spa gift certificate and join the pink revolution!
For more information and to book your appointment please call 845-897-5100
or email Dazzles@DazzlesSalon.com.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Eclectic Studio in LaGrange is offering, for the month of October. pink hair extensions for $10, of which $5 will be donated to Miles of Hope.
Eclectic Studio is located at 1097 Route 55 in LaGrange [map].
Call 845-471-3698 or visit eclecticstudioinc.com for information and to book your appointment.
The West Hills Country Club Ladies league will hold a golf tournament for the benefit of Miles of Hope, on Tuesday, September 24 at the West Hills Country Club
, 121 Golf Links Rd., Middletown, NY [map
]. Tee times at 9:00 am. Cost is $25, and $5. to sponsor tees.
For information, call Marie at 845-651-7415 or email email@example.com.