Miles of Hope Aids Cancer Victims (Aired on September 28 and 29, 2019)
RadioRotary interviews Pari Farood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope, an organization that provides aid and comfort to breast-cancer sufferers throughout the nine counties of the Hudson Valley. Miles of Hope was founded in 2004 by Dana Effron and Cathy Varunok who had already devoted themselves to raising money for the fight against breast cancer but recognized that there needed to be a more local organization. The name originates with the annual fall Breast Cancer Walk at James Baird State Park in Dutchess Country, but there are additional fundraising events throughout the year. With the money it raises, Miles of Hope provides many services to improve the lives of persons with breast cancer ranging from help paying bills and for associated medical services to college scholarships for students whose lives have been affected by the breast cancer of a relative or friend. An important service is the peer-to-peer hotline (800-532-4290) where those affected by breast cancer can exchange information on how to deal with the problems that arise.
Miles of Hope: https://milesofhope.org/
Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County: https://www.dutchesscap.org/
New York State Breast Cancer Services: https://www.ny.gov/new-york-state-breast-cancer-programs/new-york-state-breast-cancer-services
Breast Cancer: https://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/AboutBreastCancer.html
(photo by Jonah Triebwasser)
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