The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, founded in 2004, has this Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foundation is to fund support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley, New York - Columbia County, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Ulster County and Greene County.

All we can say is...mission accomplished and more so every single day!

Besides all the services that Miles of Hope helps provide they are also able to carry out this mission and bring it to the public through numerous events throughout the year that not only raise the awareness of breast cancer but also raise money while allowing people to feel a sense of community and belonging while participating and/or volunteering. They allow everyone to feel a part of something so important and valuable. And Mix 97-7 has been very proud to do everything we can to help these events over the years.

Well, one of these wonderful events is right around the corner again, the 11th annual 2014 Goals for Hope Tournament

It's being held Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Stringham Park in LaGrangeville, NY.

It's a day of friendly competition that will see over 600 women being members of their own team but members of a larger one, supporting each other while just having too much darn fun...a pretty nice side benefit!

-Goals for Hope

They will need some cheering on too and we encourage you to bring the family down for a great day that raises funds that all stay right here at home...every penny.

Also this year the tournament is proud to honor Christine Galloway of Beacon who is a two time breast cancer survivor. She and her husband, Robert, are big supporters of the Beacon Soccer Club as are Christine's children and grandchildren.

I received some copy for a PSA for the tourney earlier that puts it best -

"So come out and join us for an amazing day filled with not only soccer but love and support for our community"

-Goals for Hope

Indeed. We'll see you there!

For more info, visit and click on Goals for Hope or visit us on Facebook at Goals for Hope Women's Soccer Tournament.