Annual Spring Brunch May 5


The 9th Annual Miles of Hope Spring Brunch will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY.

In 2012 Miles of Hope raised more than $450,000 to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley. Nearly one-third of that was raised at the Annual Spring Brunch.

Enjoy delicious food, a silent auction, a fabulous raffle, and friends! We will honor all angels and their nominators as part of our “Nominate Your Angel!” program.

Enjoy photos of last year’s brunch.


Silent Auction and Raffle Items: Do you have an item or service to add to our silent auction or raffle? Please contact us.

Grand Prize Drawing Prizes:

Two raffle prizes – sold separately – $25 per ticket

A. Five Day Culinary Boot Camp at The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park Take culinary vacation by indulging your passion for food. CIA Boot Camp is much more than your typical cooking class. It’s an intensive immersion into the world of food. You’ll learn to cook and bake like a professional with the guidance of a famed chef-instructor. You’ll prepare and enjoy fabulous dishes and dine in one or more of the CIA’s award-winning restaurants. And when you’re done, you may just surprise yourself with how much you’ve grown as a home chef. While some restrictions apply and subject to availability choose the class and date. Retail value $2195. Need not be present to win.

B. Three Night Get-Away at the Fairmont Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya, Mexico Enjoy three nights for two in a Signature Casita guestroom (including applicable tax and resort fee) at this esteemed AAA Five Diamond Award property. An eco-friendly resort on the Caribbean coast of Mexico that includes an 18-hole Greg Norman golf course, a Willow Stream spa, secluded beach, infinity edge pools, and nature trails. Explore Fairmont Mayakoba’s fine dining and exceptional selections of unique attractions, entertainment and recreation activities. Subject to availability. Blackout dates include, but are not limited to: December 21, 2013 – January 2, 2014, November 8 – 18, 2013. Valid May 10, 2013 to May 10, 2014. PLUS a $500 American Express Gift Card. Total Retail Value $2000. Buy a raffle ticket now. Need not be present to win.

Thank You To Our 2013 Brunch Sponsors!

Champions of Hope – $7500 – Arnoff Moving and Storage

Ruby Foundation Sponsor – $5000
Health Quest
Premier Medical Group
Turk Family/Rocking Horse Ranch
WSP Sells – Steve Smith

Garnet Corporate Sponsor – $2500
BMW of the Hudson Valley
D’Arcangelo and Company
Half Time Beverage
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Randi Zinn

Hot Pink Sponsors – $1000+
Bonura Hospitality
Bottini Fuel
Dana and Ira Effron
Daniel and Susan Albinder
DRA Imaging
EFCO Products
First Niagra
Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC
Judith Philips in honor Cathy Varunok
MVP Health Care
New Beginnings Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Dr. Adam Silverman
New York Design Center
North River Abstract
RL Baxter Building Corporation
Royal Carting Service
St Francis Hospital Foundation
Ulster Savings Bank

Rose Pink Sponsors – $500
Central Hudson Gas and Electric
Dutchess School of Driving. Inc.
Edible Arrangements of Poughkeepsie & Kingston
Fred, Carolynn, Michael and Lauren Zinn
Mercedes Benz of Wappingers Falls/Danbury
Monica & Jacob Frydman and Ilse Rosenschein
New haven Moving Equipment
Riverside Bank

Petal Pink Sponsors – $250
Dutchess School of Driving
Mara Weismann
Salisbury Bank and Trust
Stanley Marks & Co., LLP

Rosaline Sponsors – $150
Anita Torsone Freer
Bonnie and Kenneth Scheer
Carla Gude
Carol & Thomas Foy
Evelyn and Oscar Weiss
LCS Facitity Group, Inc
Marlene Weber Day Spa
Mid-Hidson Subaru
Neville Smythe
Karen Smythe
Shannon Varunok
UPS Store – Poughkeepsie/Jim Martin

Companies: Please Sponsor This Event

We want to give companies the opportunity to be a special part of this event. Your support is critical to the continued success of this foundation. Sponsors will be listed in the program book, and receive the benefits below.

Company Sponsorship Levels:

  • aRsaline Pink Sponsor $150

  • Petal Pink Sponsor $250

  • Rose Pink Sponsor $500

  • Hot Pink Sponsor $1000
    Option to provide item for goodie bag (minimum 425 pieces) and inclusion in press releases as time allows
  • Garnet Corporate Sponsor $2500
    4 tickets to the event and inclusion in press releases as time allows
  • Ruby Foundation Sponsor $5000
    Table for 10, inclusion in all event literature and press releases as time allows and a full page ad in all Miles of Hope future program books for 1 year
  • Champion of Hope $7500+
    Same as above
  • Heroes of Hope $10,000+
    Same as above

For more information, click to Download the Sponsorship Letter (PDF)

“Nominate Your Angel” Program

Each year we solicit nominations for angels — an opportunity to recognize the family member, friend or colleague who was integral to the recovery of the breast cancer survivor. All angels and their nominators will be honored at the Brunch.
Click to read this year’s nomination letters.