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Survivors at the 2013 Family Fun 5K Run/Walk
Lori Decker and the Miles of Hope 5K Event Committee would like to thank all our fantastic sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and those who donated anything and everything (food, gift certificates, raffle items, etc.) to make our 10th anniversary a success. We raised almost $20,000, thanks to everyone who helped and participated. We would also like to thank the Town of Union Vale Town Board and Rob Mattes, Director of Parks & Recreation, for letting us use beautiful Tymor Park as our venue since 2009.
Photo shows survivors and number of years of survivorship in parentheses:
Back Row, left to right: Sarah Herman (5), Connie Haven (11), JoAnn Dourdis (16), Dina Scecchitano (7), Donna Milano (5), Bernadette Pikul (4)
Front Row, left to right: Sheila St. Onge (1), Joan Matheis (1.5), Diane White (1 – 2013 Honoree), Lynne Kopac (10), Sue D’Angelo (4.5)
Miles of Hope’s Pari Forood, (navy blue sweater, far right) with Poughkeepsie Adams winning cashier Roe Annunziata (green Adams shirt), Adams Manager Jenn Noll (pink shirt) and other members of the Adams team.
Adams Fairacre Farms raised over $10,000 during a Pin Up program at all four locations in honor of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. As an incentive for cashiers, the Poughkeepsie Galleria donated $100 gift certificates to the cashier who raised the most donations. Pictured with Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood, (navy blue sweater, far right) is the Poughkeepsie Adams winning cashier Roe Annunziata (green Adams shirt) and Adams Manager Jenn Noll (pink shirt).
Every year, Adams runs a pin up program to honor Miles of Hope.
“This year was our most successful year ever for the Pin Up programs,” explained Jenn Noll. “All of the cashiers got very competitive with each other and Miles of Hope is the beneficiary!”
“We are indebted to all 4 Adams locations for their dedication to the cause of breast cancer awareness,” said Pari Forood. “The donations from this program will go to support services for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.”
Family Fun Run 2012
Thanks to everyone who came to the 2012 Family Fun 5K Run!
Tag yourself on the Family Fun Run photos on Facebook.
Photos are available in the Miles of Hope Photo Gallery and on Shutterfly (Bob Kopac, Deb Pierantozzi).
The survivor group photo has been posted.
Times are posted on the MHRRC website.
Miles of Hope Thanks Volunteers, Vendors and Supporters
It takes much effort on the part of many dedicated volunteers, vendors, and contributors to result in a successful Miles of Hope race. Many thanks to all of these who devoted so much energy and time to making this event a success. We appreciate your support of local families touched by breast cancer.
Laurissa Agosta (5K Committee)
Nicole Alger and the Marathon Project
An Entry in the Egg Decorating Contest
ElfWorksLane has announced that Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is the winner of their First Annual Egg Decorating Contest!
The funds for the award were raised by a silent auction for the eggs.
ElfWorksLane, “the cutest little vintage and consignment shop ever”, is located at 2 Lagrange Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY, phone (845) 485-5202. Click to see their Facebook page.
A great fundraising idea! Many thanks from Miles of Hope.
East Coast Salon Staff
The East Coast Salon, 2776 West Main St. Wappingers Falls, NY, raised $2500 for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation during a cut-a-thon held at the salon.
“We have a few clients who have had breast cancer and we wanted to do something special for them as well as for this worthy local charity,” Sue Gasperini, owner of the salon said.
“We came up with the idea of a cut-a-thon along with pink hair extensions and the staff was very excited.”
Miles of Hope is a 501-c-3 public charity with a mission to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.
“When Sue called to say they had raised over $2000, we were so impressed!” stated Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood. “Many salons in the Hudson Valley run promotions for us especially during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year with 20 salons participating we received more donations than ever before in the foundation’s eight year history.”
Miles of Hope has given away more than one million dollars in eight years for support programs for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.
The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation received a donation from all three Adams Fairacre Farms stores from a pin up program the stores ran in September and October.
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and Kingston Adams Fairacres Farms donated $6400 to Miles of Hope from donations made while customers were checking out with their groceries.
Cashiers and employees of Adams Fairacre Farms Poughkeepsie pose with Jen Noll (red shirt, long blond hair on right; and Cathy Varunok, Miles of Hope Co-Founder in black pants suit on far right)
“Adams has been running this program for us for a couple of years each September and October,” explained Pari Forood, Miles of Hope Executive Director.
“This year, through the extraordinary efforts of Jen Noll and her team of cashiers, they were able to increase their donation considerably from last year’s $4200 donation. We are very grateful to everyone at Adams who helped us to raise this money in September and October, Breast Cancer Awareness month,” she said.
Jen Noll, Adams Human Resources Asst Director, explained that AT&T donated a smart phone as an incentive for the cashiers. “When the cashiers saw the prize for the cashier who encouraged the most donations, they really stepped it up,” she said.
“We can’t wait to add Wappingers (the new Adams location due to open shortly) to the mix next year and increase our donation to Miles of Hope,” she said.
“Adams Fairacre Farms has been generous to us since our inception,” explained Cathy Varunok, Miles of Hope co-Founder. “They donate food to Goals for Hope in August and help us with other events as well. We are indebted to them for their support throughout the years.”
Miles of Hope co-founder Dana Effron (left) hugs Walk honoree Lucille Chiocchi.
Photos from the Community Walk for Breast Cancer last weekend have been posted online. Click to see the photos.
We had 600+ walkers & raised more than $60K. The St. Francis team triumphed again for size and fund raised!
If you attended, click to review the event on Active.com.
Thank you to all the donors, sponsors, volunteers, walkers and organizers! What a great day!
Letter to the Editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal from Lori Cassia-Decker
Published May 26, 2011
The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation held its 8th annual Family Fun 5K Run/Walk and kids race on April 30 at Tymor Park in Union Vale. A record-setting 408 5K participants and 44 kids enjoyed the music, food, vendors and awards.
I want to thank the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation 5K Committee (Laurissa Agosta, Tammy Bender, Alison Christenson, Sue D’Angelo, Christine Honig, Bob and Lynne Kopac, Sarah Long, Debbie Pierantozzi, Allan Scherr, Bernadette Pikul (this year’s honoree), Heidi Selteneck, Andra Strudler, Mary Veltre), our sponsors (ABC Corporate Awards, Assogna Endodontic Specialty Group, Mark Bolger – 97.7 FM, Civil Air Patrol, Country Grove Limousine, Jeffrey Feldman Attorney-at-Law, Four Dogs Playing Poker, Greenbaum Optometry, Hands-On Wellness Massage, House of Nutrition, Hudson Valley Perinatal Consulting Services, iRUNLIKEAGIRL, Bob and Lynne Kopac, Mid-Hudson Medical Group, Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club, MVP Health Care, Pulse Cycling and Fitness, River City Abstract, Rivkin Radler, Road ID, the Scherr family, Ellen Smith Life/Health Coach, Starbucks – Arlington Store, Sun Up Enterprises, the Tuccillo family, Terry Wood Handcrafted Jewelry), the vendors, the wonderful volunteers (for a complete list, go to www.mhrrc.org/News/View.aspx?Articleid=462), and all the participants for making a difference in the lives of the families of our community. Each of you has touched their lives by showing your support through your hard work, dedication and sponsorship.
More than $21,000 was raised to help families affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley.