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The Walk Results Are In!

And the results are in! The 2016 Miles of Hope Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer Totals are official! And the prize for the individual and team that raised the most goes to our 2016 Honoree, Dana Effron, and Dana’s Team.
The Walk raised a total of $68,780 gross income.
Congratulations to everyone who made this event such a success!
$13,435  Team Dana
$  6,259  Ali’s Mitzvah March
$  3,220  Rockin Rays of Hope
$  2,848  Team Shari
$  1,997  Emmy Josephs

Frozen Yogurt Shop 16 Handles Donates to Miles of Hope

16 Handles, the latest innovation in frozen yogurt and healthy frozen drinks, dedicated their grand opening in Wappingers Falls last week to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation by donating 16% of all sales during the day to the Hudson Valley breast cancer organization.

16 Handles

Photo – from l-r: 16 Handles General Manager, Julia Mailler; Miles of Hope Executive Director, Pari Forood; 16 Handles of Wappingers Falls NY Owner/Operator Lawrence Frazier, who presents a check for $300.

“What a wonderful tribute to all of the hard work we do for people affected by breast cancer,” Ms. Forood stated.  “The management and staff of 16 Handles showed their commitment to local causes and the quality of life in our Hudson Valley by supporting Miles of Hope.” Continue reading Frozen Yogurt Shop 16 Handles Donates to Miles of Hope

Beachbody Fitness Team Donates to Miles of Hope

A local Beachbody team will be donating 20% of profits from the sales of their Challenge Packs to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. 

fitness fundraiser
Beachbody offers fitness, weight loss, and muscle-building home-exercise DVDs. Local coaches form this team in the Hudson Valley.

“We are all women who are supportive of each other every day, so what better organization to give back to but a local breast cancer organization? We decided on the Miles of Hope Foundation,” said team member Amy McKenna.

Miles of Hope funds support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley, New York: Columbia, Greene, Putnam, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester.

“We are looking forward to continuing to help others on their journey to a healthy lifestyle, all while giving back to women in need in our community,” said McKenna. “We hope for you to join us in an effort to support the fight against breast cancer!”

Programs that can be purchased include:

  • The 21 Day Fix
  • The 21 Day Fix Extreme
  • T-25
  • Insanity
  • Body Beast
  • Plus much more!!

For more information, contact Amy McKenna at 914-262-8016 or

Marist Wins MAAC Goodworks Award – Donates to Miles of Hope

Marist_Student_CenterThe Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has announced Marist College as the winner of the 2014-2015 MAAC Goodworks Challenge for the third consecutive year. As a result of winning this year’s challenge, Marist College has received a $1,000 donation, which will be made to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Red Foxes athletic administrators, student-athletes, coaches, and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) took part in 54 community service events and earned over 6,300 points in the academic year. Marist’s largest amount of volunteered hours in the 2014-15 challenge went to Haviland Middle School Sportsmanship Day, over the course of two days, small groups of student-athletes went to the middle school to speak with each gym class about being a college athlete, the importance of academics, and good sportsmanship. Over 100 student-athletes from different teams participated in this event.

Other great events included the Hagan GREAT USA (Girls Reading Enthusiastically across the USA) program, in which female student athletes from lacrosse, rowing, and volleyball went to Hagan five times during the spring semester to help girls with homework after school and then play games. The entire volleyball team went one week and did a volleyball lesson along with a week when a lacrosse athlete did a lacrosse demonstration.

The Hagan Project Mobile was a similar event in which male student athletes did five sessions with students throughout the spring semester. Along with the different programs, the women’s basketball team and men’s football team did elementary and middle school visits at Violet Elementary School, Haviland Middle School, and LaGrange Middle School to talk about college and academics as well as do drills and learning activities about their respective sports.

Other events throughout the year included visits to the Poughkeepsie Children’s Home, Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, the Girl Scout Sport Sampler, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity’s Make a difference Day, Bonnie’s Boxes, and the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.

“Our student-athletes devoted so much time and effort and I’m so proud of them for that.” said Marist Director of Student-Athlete Enhancement, Alyssa Gates. “Also the Miles of Hope Foundation is a great organization that we’re happy to have worked with in the past and I’m excited that they’re receiving the donation. They do outstanding work in our community.”

Marist Women’s Soccer Pink Out Game Oct.25

pink out soccerThe Marist women’s soccer team will host its fifth annual Pink Out game on Saturday, Oct. 25, when the Red Foxes host Monmouth in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) match. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Tenney Stadium, and admission is free and open to the public.
In honor of Miles of Hope, the Marist Athletics Department will recognize breast cancer survivors with a special on-field ceremony. Survivors who would like to be involved in this ceremony are encouraged to contact Assistant Athletics Director for External Affairs, Andy Alongi, via email at