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In order to ‘stomp out breast cancer’ with ‘pink cowboy boots’, Kingston Texas Roadhouse owner Adam Smith ran several promotions at his restaurant to raise money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. In the photograph (right), Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood stands with Mr. Smith and the giant donation check for $1,534.
“We sold t-shirts with pink cowboy boots on them, we accepted donations at all cash registers, we had pin ups on the walls and we gave proceeds from all sales in October all to raise money for Miles of Hope,” explained Mr. Smith.
“We know what Miles of Hope is doing for our area and the people who need help when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. If you are not part of the solution, you don’t realize the extent of the problem. Everyone in our organization kicked in (pun intended!) to help and we were really pleased with the result,” he added.
Miles of Hope funds support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“All money raised stays here to help Hudson Valley residents with everything from paying bills while they are in treatment to scholarships for college-bound high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer,” Ms. Forood said.
“We are humbled and grateful to Adam and all those who have raised money for us throughout 2015 to enable us to achieve our mission.”
Good Reasons Dog Treats went pink for October donating $1 to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation for every Bella bag or tin sold from their retail stores including all Adams Fairacre Farms locations, Hannaford’s Supermarkets and their website www.goodreasons.com. Good Reasons is a private, non-profit dog treat company merging advocacy for the disabled community with a love for animals.
Kelly Apfel, Executive Assistant of Community Based Services which runs Good Reasons in North Salem, NY expressed the company’s commitment to philanthropy and community service: “In October, breast cancer awareness is on everyone’s mind. We were honored to partner with Miles of Hope to help them address the needs of people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley where we all work and reside.”
“The Good Reason’s website is filled with compelling photos of dogs as well as testimonials of employees working hard to make a difference in our community,” explained Pari Forood, Miles of Hope Executive Director. “So many of our clients as well as volunteers and donors love dogs and we were all thrilled with this partnership.”
The 10th Annual Spring Brunch for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie is this Sunday, May 4, from 11- 2:00.
“This year we have a special program planned in honor of our 10th Anniversary,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood. “We will be awarding our scholarship recipients at the Brunch and honoring them and their parents.”
2014 Scholarship Recipients:
- Darren Pikul, Highland – Highland High School- Onondaga Community College
- Kayley Spinella, Poughkeepsie – Arlington High School – Betty Howard Scholarship Recipient – Kings College, Brooklyn
- Kaitlin Pearson, East Chatham – Chatham High School – Syracuse University
- Claire Mulpeter, Red Hook – Red Hook High School – Ithaca College
“Each scholarship recipient will receive $3000 toward their college expenses,” explained Miles of Hope co-Founder Cathy Varunok. “The Scholarship Committee made up of current and retired educators and community leaders chose these high school seniors from a list of very qualified candidates.”
“There will also be a special 10th Anniversary Video highlighting Miles of Hope volunteers and programs,” added co-Founder Dana Effron. “This video will enable us to share with the 500 supporters in our audience footage from many of our events and best wishes from the participants, volunteers, and organizers.”
“None of this would be possible without our extraordinary sponsors!” reminded Brunch Chairwoman Lisa Arnoff of Arnoff Moving and Storage. “Without Health Quest, Arnoff Moving and Storage, Premier Medical Group, BMW of the Hudson Valley, Dana and Ira Effron, D’Arcangelo and Co, Half Time Beverage, Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC, and Hudson River Fruit Distributors/The Albinder Family, we would not be able to help people in the Hudson Valley affected by breast cancer.”
The merchants of Warwick, NY banded together to create PINK FRIDAY to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
In the photo, Tim Mullally, owner of Style Counsel and Blue stores in Warwick, and organizer of Pink Friday, presents Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood with a check for $1,000 for support services for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“This was the 2nd Annual Pink Friday,” Mr. Mullally said, “and we can’t wait to do it again next year!”
Thank you Tim Mullally and all of the Warwick merchants, you allow us to further our mission and help those who need us.