may, 2019

04may9:00 am1:00 pmFamily Fun RunA family 5k at the park to raise funds for the Foundation.

Event Details


16th Annual Family Fun Run/Walk – Saturday, May 4, 2019

Click here to Register Online

Click here to download the 2019 Flyer

OUR 2019 HONOREE – Keri Newsham


It was a hot, sticky July morning and I had just climbed into bed after a long night shift. July 15, 2011, the date that would divide my life going forward, before cancer versus after cancer. Sleep wasn’t to be found as I waited for my biopsy results. I knew in my heart before she told me, invasive breast cancer. I had just earned my RN license that winter and was settling into life as a bedside nurse, excited for where that path would take me. It was supposed to be a time for growth and beginnings. With that call, many dreams were put on hold in exchange for endless appointments, research, three surgeries and 6 months of chemo. Being diagnosed at 32 presents a unique set of challenges and tough decisions to make. I didn’t have a family yet, would I ever? After the treatments, what is normal? It was a very dark, isolating time. I’m grateful for my entire care team and for Miles of Hope. The services they provide to local survivors are so vital.

As I come up on my 40th birthday, I want to thank my family for bringing me back to life. They supported and believed in me in a way that I wish everyone could experience. I’ve been blessed with 8 wonderful years of survivorship. In those 8 years I met and married my loving husband Mike and we have two beautiful girls Shelby, 4, and Avery, 2. I’m back to working full time as a bedside nurse and I can’t imagine doing anything else. This disease takes many things from us, but hope lives when we show up for each other.


Back Row: Connie Haven, Donna Milano
Middle row: Elena Peritikos, Melanie Palazzolo, Erin Rollins, Dana Effron (Miles of Hope Co-Founder), Rachel Ross, Debbie Novick, Beth Kaba, Patti Tessler, Samantha Scotti, Keri Newsham
Front Row (kneeling): Lynne Kopac, Michi Decker, Mary Ritter, Marie Cole
Not pictured: Barbara Bennet, Shari Rothfeld, Cynthia Secor, Rebecca Withers

Link to Bob Kopac’s photos on Shutterfly

Link to race results:

5K Results

Kids Results


    • ABC Corporate Awards: Signs, Awards and Printing
    • Assogna Endodontic Specialty Group, DDS
    • The Bagel Shoppe
    • Christopher James DJs
    • Jeffrey Feldman, Attorney-at-Law
    • Feldman Physical Therapy
    • Fleet Feet Sports – Poughkeepsie
    • Forza Fitness
    • Greenbaum Optometry
    • Health Quest
    • The Hickey Family
    • Hickey-Finn Group Insurance Services
    • The Hotaling Group Insurance Services
    • House of Nutrition
    • Bob and Lynne Kopac
    • Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club
    • Roosevelt Road Capital Partners, LLC.
    • Safeguard Business Systems
    • Sun Up Enterprises
  • Town of Union Vale
  • Boy Scout Troop #82, LaGrangeville (Leader Kim Collier)
  • Volunteers
  • Food and Beverages
    • Adam’s Fairacre Farms
    • The Bagel Shoppe
    • Millbrook Deli
    • Stewart’s – Millbrook
    • Tops – LaGrange
  • All who donated: dollar donations, raffles, food, volunteer time and effort – EVERYTHING!
  • All who attended/participated

With sincere thanks from the Miles of Hope Family Fun Run/Walk Committee: Lori Decker, Laurissa Agosta, Alison Christenson, Barri Donnellan, Bob Kopac, Lynne Kopac, Sarah Long, Andra Strudler


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Tymor Park