Family Fun 5K Run/Walk Photos and Thank You!

Family Fun Run 2012

Family Fun Run 2012

Thanks to everyone who came to the 2012 Family Fun 5K Run!

Tag yourself on the Family Fun Run photos on Facebook.

Photos are available in the Miles of Hope Photo Gallery and on Shutterfly (Bob Kopac, Deb Pierantozzi).

The survivor group photo has been posted.

Times are posted on the MHRRC website.

Miles of Hope Thanks Volunteers, Vendors and Supporters

It takes much effort on the part of many dedicated volunteers, vendors, and contributors to result in a successful Miles of Hope race. Many thanks to all of these who devoted so much energy and time to making this event a success. We appreciate your support of local families touched by breast cancer.


Laurissa Agosta (5K Committee)
Nicole Alger and the Marathon Project
Chip Blue
Claude Bodley
Amber Campanaro
Marisa Campilii
Alison Christenson (5K Committee)
Kyra Christenson
Mark Christenson
Civil Air Patrol – Dutchess County Cadet Squadron (Capt. Diane Colson)
Denise Dansereau –Girl Scout Troop #421
Brandon Decker
George Decker
Nicole Decker
Paige Decker
Pat DeHaven
Louise DiPalermo—Girl Scout Troop #10463
Paul Dubetski
Deidre Dwy
Jay Fage
Dave Fernekes
Maureen Fink
Anona Giam
Chris Giam
Bryce Gioia
Conni Grace
Connie Haven
Christine Honig
Sue Hughes
Christian Keenan
Ellen Kelly
Lydia Kiewra
Kyle Kirchoff
Bob Kopac (5K Committee)
Lynne Kopac (5K Committee)
Connor Kyle
Nancy Leggett
Lucas Lehmkuhl
Courtney Lilley
Sarah Long (5K committee)
Pete Ludlow
Lisa Luse
Amy Maher
Roberta Mansfield
Wayne McDaniel
Jessica Meyen
Millbrook High School National Honor Society (Bill Blaney, Advisor)
Amy Munoz
Audrey Ouimet
Renee Pabst
Ariana Peterman
Grace Peterman—Girl Scout Troop
Maureen Peters
Roni Peterson
Maureen Peters
Debbie Pierantozzi (5K Committee)
Mike Pierantozzi
Bernadette Pikul
Mary Ritter
Sarah Ritter
Allan Scherr (5K committee)
Linda Scherr
Deborah Schwartz
Heidi Selteneck (5K Committee)
Tina Stakas
Andra Strudler (5K Committee)
Joe Tarquinio
Joyce Tompkins
Vince Veltre
Ann Viglotti
Dianne Weber
Marissa Williams
Chris Wimmers
Christine Wimmers
Courtney Wimmers
Additional Thanks to:
Linda Mosher & Heidi Selteneck –  special survivors cakes
Ariana Peterman – National Anthem singer
Terry Wood – Terry Wood Handcrafted Jewelry – handmade necklace/earrings set for raffle and another set for survivors-only raffle
Doug from Bikeway – donated gift certificates for raffle
Starbucks, Arlington Store – coffee
Millbrook Deli & Tuccillo Family – bagels
Stewart’s, Millbrook store – ice cream
Hannaford, Lagrangeville store  – water, napkins, cups
Stop & Shop, Poughkeepsie Plaza store – pink carnations for survivors
Rick Waters & Family – 20 x 40 tent
Karen Tremaine – handmade bracelet for raffle
Deanna Mancuso – Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue – pony rides
Adam’s Fairacre Farms – fruit
Mark Bolger – 97.7 FM
Millbrook Middle School Art Club (Jillian Cafarchio, Advisor) – decorated survivors vases
Meredith Nohai – donated survivors vases
Chelsea Harris – Salon 52 – donated gift certificates for raffle
Andra Strudler – ice cream cones & bagel spreads


Half Moon Yoga Barn – Nancy Causey
DeTullio Chiropractic – Dr. Joe DeTullio
Miche Bags – Kelle Farinacci
Mary Kay Cosmetics – Katie Fegan
Tupperware – Melissa Foote
Thirty-One Gifts – Melissa Foote
Maternal Massage Fitness – Heather Kading
Pampered Chef – Debbie Kruer
Amanda Munro Hairstylists/Make-Up Artists – Amanda Munro & Amy Maher
Scentsy – Torinda Ruiz
Premier Jewelry – Nicole Vilardi
Team in Training – Bernadette Wiggin & Londina Cruz

Thank you, everyone!

Letter to the Editor, Poughkeepsie Journal, May 27, 2012

Thanks to all for aid for 5K run’s success

The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation held its ninth annual Family Fun 5K Run/Walk and kids race on April 28 at Tymor Park in Union Vale.

A total of 363 5K participants and 46 kids finished, while everyone there enjoyed the music, food, vendors and awards.

I want to thank the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation 5K Committee (Laurissa Agosta, Alison Christenson, Bob and Lynne Kopac, Sarah Long, Debbie Pierantozzi, Allan Scherr, Heidi Selteneck, Andra Strudler), our sponsors (Mid Hudson Medical Group, ABC Corporate Awards, Assogna Endodontics Specialty Group, Bose Pro Audio provided by Fireside BBQ & Grill, Jeffrey Feldman Attorney-at-Law, Greenbaum Optometry, House of Nutrition, Hudson Valley Perinatal Consulting Services, Bob and Lynne Kopac, Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club, Nails Ooh La La, Pulse Cycling and Fitness, Road ID, Allan and Linda Scherr, the Tuccillo family), the vendors, the wonderful volunteers (for a complete list and additional “thank-yous,” go to, 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.

The event raised $20,000 this year and has raised $130,000 since our inaugural 2004 event to help families affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley.

Sincerest thanks!

Lori Cassia-Decker
Pleasant Valley