Hits for Hope

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EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2016

The 4th Annual Miles of Hope-Hits for Hope Women’s Softball Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 8th at Beacon Memorial Park, Beacon N.Y. 

Hits for Hope is a softball tournament with a mission to raise funds for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.  

Miles of Hope is a local, not-for-profit charity that benefits individuals and families affected by breast cancer who reside within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, New York. Every dollar raised for Miles of Hope stays here in our community, supporting our families, friends, neighbors and colleagues. Miles of Hope programs include, but are not limited to, a Medical Gap Care Fund for individuals who are faced with life emergencies and/or costs not covered by health insurance while they are undergoing treatment for breast cancer, scholarships for college bound students whose lives have been affected by breast cancer, complementary medicines which are therapeutic treatments that enhance a patient's recovery, and Peer to Peer, a program which provides one-on-one counseling services to recently diagnosed breast cancer patients by trained survivors.

This year we play in honor of Lynn Alexander-Nazzaro.  Lynn is a two time breast cancer survivor and has been involved in the local softball community for practically her entire life.

Lynn was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, the day after playing in the first, original, Hits for Hope tournament.  Her team the ANGELS was formed for that event and has played every year since!  Lynn grew up watching her mom play softball and went on to make her own mark in the Town of Wappingers league, at Ketcham High School and with the Dutchess Debs, as well as several other leagues in Dutchess and surrounding counties.  When Lynn isn’t out on the field playing, she is busy coaching her daughters Dutchess Debs 14U Gold team.

Lynn is an inspiration to us all and reminds us all to “live life like a 3-2 count!”.

Your support is critical to the on-going success of this foundation. It is through the generosity of our supporters that we are able to make a difference. 

Thank you for helping us to help others.

For more information on the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation visit www.milesofhope.org.