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.