Multiple County Executives, State Senator, Mayor, School Superintendents to Declare Miles of Hope Day
Dutchess, Westchester, and Rockland County Executives along with School Superintendents from 8 Hudson Valley Counties, State Senator Sue Serino, and Mayor Rob Rolison will all declare 10-14-16 Miles of Hope Day in their respective constituencies at a press event this Thursday, 9/8/16 in the Poughkeepsie Journal Courtyard at 11:30.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro will officially declare 10-14-16 Miles of Hope Day in Dutchess and proclamations will be read from County Executives Rob Astorino of Westchester and Ed Day of Rockland as well as school districts in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley including Arlington Central and Wappingers Central School Districts naming October 14, 2016 Miles of Hope Day.
Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood explained that the event on 9/8 will help kick-off the Community Walk for Breast Cancer on 9/25 and October Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well.
“The Miles of Hope Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer is September 25, at James Baird State Park,” explained Ms. Forood, “and we are here with all of these elected officials to help announce the Walk, Breast Cancer Awareness month and Miles of Hope Day.” http://milesofhope.org/old/
Senator Sue Serino will announce a $20,000 grant to Miles of Hope to fund programs helping people in treatment for breast cancer with a financial emergency, in Dutchess and Putnam counties.
“Senator Serino has once again secured these funds for us to help those affected by breast cancer in our Hudson Valley,” Ms. Forood said.
“Traditionally, we invite all county and city employees (and anyone else!) to take a symbolic walk around the block in the city of Poughkeepsie with us after the press conference, to emphasize the importance of exercise and good health in the fight against cancer,” Ms. Forood said.
After some short speeches, the assembled group will walk on a path around the city covering a few blocks in preparation for the 5K Walk at James Baird State Park in October: http://milesofhope.org/old/walk-for-breast-cancer/
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