Letter to the Editor: Miles of Hope Supporters Helped Raise $84,000* at Walk

Walk organizers 2011

Nancy Miller and Ellen Staino, Walk 2011 Organizers

To the Editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal,

As co-chairwomen of the Miles of Hope Community Walk held Oct. 2 at James Baird State Park, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and supporters of this very successful event. This year there were more people who came out and walked than ever before. We are thrilled to report the event raised over $84,000!*

We can’t begin to thank everybody involved by name in this letter, the list would be too long; and we would be afraid we would leave someone out. But to the many people who supported this event, we are extremely humbled and grateful for your generosity.

Your support allows the mission of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation to continue. All funds raised in the Hudson Valley are used to support programs in the Hudson Valley. Some of the programs include the Medical Gap Care Fund, scholarships for college-bound seniors, Peer-to-Peer Program and complementary medicine (massage therapy, reiki, exercise/dance). To all who supported the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Community Walk we say thank you, thank you, thank you!

Nancy Miller, Poughkeepsie
Ellen Staino, Poughkeepsie
Co-chairwomen, Miles of Hope Community Walk for Breast Cancer 2011

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal November 12, 2011

*IMPORTANT UPDATE: The article originally said $60,000. Good news: Current figures show the Walk proceeds at $84,000 this year!