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Breakfast at Tiffanys

Breakfast at Tiffany's Fashion Show - Join us at our NEW VENUE combined with old fashioned charm and new age twists as we CELEBRATE the life and legacy of Heather Weeks! This vintage style Runway show benefits HOPE FOR HEATHER and is pleased to bring you many exciting surprises during the course of our fabulous celebration! March 30, 2014 starting at 10AM.
CALL Kellie 315.471.4636 or
Frieda at 315.657.7879 for Tickets or Sponsor opportunities. Act today, this event will sell out.

2014 Event location:
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center - 315-475-3000
801 University Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13210
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Breakfast at Tiffanys Breakfast at Tiffanys
March 30, 2014 Hope for Heather & Showoffs Boutique present Breakfast at Tiffany's : Fashion Show, Shopping and Brunch to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research, Local Awareness and Support. Boutique shopping, with featured local artists and fashions, raffles, silent auction.
Tickets will sell out: call Kellie 315-471-4636 or Frieda 315.657.7879

Syracuse Silver Knights

Syracuse Silver Knights Pro Indoor Soccer - Teal and Pink Jersey Night
linking Ovarian Cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness

Join us for an exciting afternoon of Professional MISL Indoor Soccer as the Syracuse Silver Knights play arch rivals the Rochester Lancers. The tip off is 4PM at the Syracuse War Memorial. Hope for Heather will be there spreading awareness on Ovarian Cancer. The Silver Knights will donate $3 of every ticket sold with the ticket code of "h4h32". Come out and enjoy a great night of professional indoor soccer while supporting an important mission.
Tickets: Call 315.303.7261 to reserve your ticket at a special group rate and remember to mention the ticket code "h4h32".
Date: March 2, 2014 - 4PM - Syracuse War Memorial


Teal Gating with the Syracuse Crunch

H4H Teal Gating with the Syracuse Crunch
Join the Teal Gating Party with Hope for Heather at the Syracuse Crunch Garme on January 11, 2014. The party begins at 6PM and the game starts at 7PM. The Providence Bruins will join the home town Crunch to continue a heated rivalry for position and bragging rights.

Arena Directions:

Syracuse Crunch Home Page


3rd Annual Festival of Wreaths at the Hearth

The 3rd Annual Festival of Wreaths
reception and bidding will take place on December 12th from 4-6pm. Winners will be announced at 6:30pm.
All decorated wreaths will be displayed inside The Hearth on James community room.
Entertainment and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to Hope for Heather of Central New York.
We would appreciate help spreading the word to your employees, clients, friends, family and other community members about this Festival of Wreaths fundraiser.
Questions? please contact:
Alescia Porceng (315) 422-2173
830 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203
www.thehearth.net


Girls Day Out Sip and Shop

2013 - Girls Day Out Sip & Shop @ Pascale's Restaurant

11/03/2013 - Hundreds of Women and Showoffs Boutique, Oleander Blu and over 30 other vendors presented another great day of music, speciality drinks, lite food, shopping and fun. This event was sponsored by ShowOffs Boutique and Hope for Heather. All proceeds from this event benefit Heather's Angel Fund at Upstate Cancer Hospital.

 


TealGating at SUNY Oswego Opening Hockey game

TealGating With SUNY Oswego Laker Hockey Team & SUNY Greeks

11/01/2013 - Hope for Heather (H4H) volunteers setup a table of information and provided food for students attending the 1st annual TealGate party for Ovarian Cancer awareness. The SUNY Oswego Campus Center will rock to the music and get ready to cheer for the NCAA Div III 2013 champion Oswego Lakers Hockey Team. H4H volunteers provided light food and distributed to Ovarian Cancer Awareness information to everyone in attendance. Thos that wear Teal receive a FREE raffle ticket for a chance to win jewelry provided by Bernie Stanzione. Mary Gosek is the event organizer for this event. GO Lakers.

 


2013 Teal Ribbon Run Image

2013 Teal Ribbon Run at the Inner Harbor Syracuse

9/29/2013 - Syracuse Inner Harbor - The 5th Annual Teal Ribbon Run was blessed by another beautif fall day. The sky was cloudless blue with no threat of rain. Over 1,000 runner and walkers attended the 5K certified run, timed by Leone Timing Co. A new more scenic course 5K course for runners and a 3K course were offered. The start was moved to the corner of Kirkpatrick and Van Rensselaer Streets. Trophies were awarded for the top male and female overall runners and the top 3 male and female runners in each of 6 age groups. Awards and recognition for the top fundraisers, in people and pet divisions was a feature of the awards event. Local celebrities Liza Spitz and Wayne Mahar move the event from opening remarks, survivor recognition, to warmups by Personal Trainer Brian Morgan to the start and finish for the runners and walker. Wayne was a perfect choice for the PAWS for a Cause dedication. Wayne host a major fundraiser for dogs at Ononadag Lake park each year.

2013 TEAL Ribbon Run: Event Photos | Race Results | YNN Event Story

 


September 6th National Wear Teal Day

National Wear Teal Day September 6 - Team Teal Delivers Hope to Thousands

9/06/2013 - Hope for Heather (H4H) volunteers manned booths at multiple locations to deliver 3,000 Teal Ribbons and symptom cards. Tell a Woman program sponsored by ABB provided packets of Ribbons and Symptom cards to office leaders to distribute life saving Ovarian Cancer information to everyone in the office.

Hope for Heather at NY State Fair 2011

45,000 TEAL Ribbons Color NY State Fair
Ovarian Cancer Awareness for 120,000 Women

9/03/2013 - Hope for Heather (H4H) volunteers manned two booths (one in the Art & Home Building, the second in the Hall of Health) at the 2013 NY State Fair to spread Ovarian Cancer Awareness. The H4H volunteers distributed over 45,000 TEAL colored ribbons with the companion wallet sized symptom cards. The attendance at the fair was down about 10% from 2012 or about 851,000 this year. Mayor Stephanie Miner helped spread Ovarian Cancer awareness during her talk at the Women's Day program. Interactive Fairgrounds map | NYS Fair Info

Rebeccas Ride Poster Click for Registration Page Click to visit CNY Motorcycle Escorts Click for CNY Bikers United Website Click to Rebecca's Ride Registration Page Rebecca's Ride - A Scenic Ride for a Cure
June 9, 2013 Rain or Shine
11AM to 4PM at the Spinning Wheel Restaurant
60 Mile Scenic Ride | Map |, Barbeque, Band, Cash Bar
On-site registration opens at 9AM pre-registration is requested
Hope for Heather & Ryan Guerdon will host the 1st annual motorcycle ride for Ovarian Cancer awareness and research in memory of Ryan's mother Rebecca Hafner of Baldwinsville. Rebecca lost her fight against Ovarian Cancer on Oct 31, 2012. The scenic 60 mile ride will start (11AM) and end (12:30PM) at the Spinning Wheel Restaurant. Ride safety escort is provided by "CNY Motorcycle Escort." The after party and barbeque begins at 12:30PM with cash bar and rock music by Full Circle until 2PM and then music by Raised on Radio until 4PM..
Registration Donation: Single rider $25, Double riders $40 and Barbeque only $18. On-line registration or download - print paper registration form. Fund raising teams are forming. Questions call Ryan at 315-638-9236
Hope for Heather is a 501c3 so a portion of your registration is tax deductable as per IRS regulations.
Event Flyer Color (2mB) | Event Hand Bill (3mB) | Map |
On-Line Registration | Paper Registration Form (2mB)

Breakfast at Tiffanys Breakfast at Tiffanys
April 14, 2013 Hope for Heather & Showoffs Boutique present Breakfast at Tiffany's : Fashion Show, Shopping and Brunch to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research, Local Awareness and Support. Boutique shopping, with featured local artists and fashions, raffles, silent auction including a Vera Wang gown.
Featured Speaker: Shannon Routh the "Teal Diva." Sharing her remarkable journey: surviving Ovarian Cancer and then climbing Mt. Killamanjaro. Tickets will sell out: call Kellie 315-471-4636 or Frieda 315.657.7879

2012 Donation to OCRF $25,000 for Ovarian Cancer Research
Nov 14, 2012 Hope for Heather presented a check to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund to help fund select 2013 research grants. Frieda Weeks President & Board Chairman Jesse Irwin present a check to Audra Moran and Jon Zeidman. The money raised in CNY will support research at the MD Anderson Cancer Center to find new microRNA biomarkers to develop new therapies for high grade epithelial ovarian cancers previously considered undruggable. These are the most lethal group of ovarian cancer cells.

Lauren Begay gives $10K grant to Hope for Heather Girls Day Out 2012 Holiday Shopping, & Retail Therapy
Syracuse 11/11/12 Crowne Plaza Hotel - Hope for Heather's Holiday Shopping, Retail Therapy and personal pampering event Girls Day Out to benefit Heather's Angel Fund at Upstate Cancer Center was held. Over 25 vendors were on hand at the Corwne Plaza in Syracuse to supply exclusive gift and personal items for the crowd of happy shoppers. The event was organized and hosted by the Main Event, Showoffs Boutique and Twan Maries Dance Center. Organizer indicated they raised over $2,500 for Heather's Angel Fund: monies designated to help ovarian cancer patients during treatment with incidental expenses that are not part of medical treatment. Items like parking and food vouchers, personal items, and family support. The progam is administered by social workers at the New Upstate Cancer Hospital.
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Dedication of the Angel Fund 2012 TEAL Ribbon Run - September 23, Syracuse Inner Harbor - Hope for Heather, Ovarian Cancer Alliance of CNY
An amazing day today at the Inner Harbor. The 4th Annual Teal Ribbon Run and Walk gathered 1,002 supporters to create awareness for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer will strike 1 in 70 women. There is no diagnostic test and the symptoms are vague and difficult to detect. Because of your support, we can contribute to research, create more awareness in our community and assist families devastated by Ovarian Cancer. Thank you for your generous support and helping to make this year's Teal Ribbon Run and Walk our biggest ever! Event Photos By Mark V. Race Results

Lauren Begay gives $10K grant to Hope for Heather $10K Grant from Macy's for 2012 Teal Ribbon Run
Syracuse - Macys agreed to host the 2012 Teal Ribbon Run. Lauren Begay Macy's Carousel Store Manager presents Frieda Weeks with a check for $10,000 demonstrating the companies' commitment to Ovarian Cancer Awareness. This grant will help fund "The 2012 Teal Ribbon Run of Ovarian Cancer Awareness" said President Frieda Weeks. Macy's has sponsored a team of employees at this event every year since its inseption. The 2012 TEAL Ribbon Run is scheduled for September 23rd at the Syracuse Inner Harbor. Event details

Dedication of the Angel Fund Heather's Angel Fund July 12 Syr. - Hope for Heather, Ovarian Cancer Alliance of CNY, launched Heather's Angel Fund, at the New Upstate Cancer Center. H4H pledged $25,000 for patients and family members to cover extra costs of treatment, not covered by medical insurance: meal vouchers, parking, personal care, gas card. President Frieda Weeks with Gary Weeks & Melissa Midgley presented the check to Toni Gary and Terry Toscano Shenfeld of the Foundation for Upstate Medical University
Read the full story by Sarah Hall

Sox Hope for Ovarian Cancer Sox Hop
05/12/12- Driver's Village with: Puttin' on the Ritz Dance Studio Saturday May 12, 2012
at Driver's Village Center Court 5885 East Circle Drive, Cicero, NY | MAP
Joey & John Band 7PM - 11PM
Prizes: Swing Dance & Twist Contest; Raffles - Best Dressed Contest
$12 Donation at the Door;
Proceeds to Ovarian Cancer Awareness & N. Syr Chamber of Commerce

Women in Nuclear Flower Sale Zumba for A Cure
04/29/2012- Cicero, NY – Last year, 38-year-old Chris Schoeck-Blakely was able to attend a fundraiser meant to help her battle Ovarian Cancer. Although she lost her fight, her family decided to continue with the second annual “Zumba for a Cure” on this day. The event at the Cicero Family Sports Center, 5575 Meltzer Court, starts at noon and ends with raffle winners at 3pm. Proceeds benefit the UpState Cancer Center at Syracuse, NY. “Chris was so full of energy and enthusiasm for everything,” said her sister-in-law Sue Schoeck. “Her focus on beating her illness motivated us to help her with an event that represented her love of fun and friendship. Even though she’s not with us this year, we all agreed to continue the fight to help others find a cure for ovarian cancer. Zumba, with its high-energy approach to healthy living, fits our mission and our memories of Chris so well.” Participants donated $15 which included a Zumba t-shirt. For more information about the Upstate Medical University’s Cancer Center, visit Upstate Cancer Center. Hope for Heather provided an information center Teal Ribbons and Ovarian Cancer Symptom Cards for the event.
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Women in Nuclear Flower Sale Women in Nuclear Valintine's Day Flower Sale
02/14/2012- OSWEGO, NY – Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station (NMPNS), owned and operated by Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG), hosted a Valentine’s Day flower fundraiser and donated the proceeds to the Hope for Heather Foundation for ovarian cancer research in honor of Christine Schoeck-Blakely, a former NMPNS employee who lost her battle with Ovarian Caner August 14th, 2011. More than 160 bouquets of flowers were sold on site, making this fundraising effort a great success with a grand total of $2,767 raised. Many thanks to the Women in Nuclear that donated time and energy to help fight Ovarian Cancer in Central New York. Event Details

Breakfast at Tiffany Breakfast at Tiffany's Fashion Show & Brunch
03/25/2012- The 2nd "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Fashion Show and Brunch to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness in Central New York through Hope for Heather! Was a complete sell out. Everyone had a great time in the penthouse ballroom of the Crown Plaza Hotel. Shopping, good food, great fashions and cocktails! Hope for Heather volunteers turned the Crowne Plaza teal and shared valuable information on the disease that "whispers"
The proceeds of this event will be used to support Ovarian Cancer research, local awareness and local family support through the Hope for Heather.org non profit organization. event details
Party for a Cure
01/29/2012- Hope for Heather, Ovarian Cancer CNY, Meghan MacMurphy's of Liverpool, NY presented ad afternoon of great music, dancing, food, raffle baskets and 50/50 cash drawings. A day of fun and entertainment for a great cause: Ovarian Cancer awareness and research. This event is in loving memory of Nancy Martell and all others that have lost the battle with Ovarian Cancer.

TEAL ribbon walk-run 2010
Heather's TEAL Ribbon Run and Walk 2011
09/25/2011 3rd Annual Teal Ribbon Run / Walk Great Day for an Important cause
Over 928 attend the 3rd annual 5k run and walk at Syracuse Inner Harbor to support suvivors and loved ones stricken by this relentless disease. The event began with an exclusive 100 yrd Stileto dash for Wormen and Men. At 9:30AM 25 teams of 6 to over 50 members displayed their support for the mission of Hope for Heahter to raise over $33K for research and to spread awareness.TV media partner YNN (video) covered this 5K certified run and walk. Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle talked about the importance of Ovarian Cancer Awareness in Central New York. Many thanks to all our sponsors, volunteers, runners, walkers, donors, families, survivors, photographers, Syracuse Police and Balloons over Syracuse (TEAL Ribbon in Balloons) for making this the such a wonderful day. 2011 Walk Photos| Syracuse Woman Magazine| Race Sponsors| H4H Facebook Page Photos| Video - Liverpool Marching Band


30,000 TEAL Ribbons Color the NYS Fair - Ovarian Cancer Awareness for 90,000 women
9/06/2011 - Hope for Heather (H4H) volunteers worked in groups of two, four, or ten to create a massive 30,000 TEAL colored ribbons to help spread Ovarian Cancer Awareness to the almost 1,000,000 NY State Fair attendees. The TEAL Ribbon awareness project is made possible through a grant from Macy's. Teams of Hope for Heather volunteers staffed the H4H both in the Art and Home (Newtimes Theater & Empire Room) building. This effort reached a pinacle on Friday September 2, 2011 when the team and the nation celebrated National Wear Teal Day. Thousands stopped at the booth and got your FREE TEAL ribbon and symptom card for themselves or a loved one. WSYR Channel 9 featured Ovarian Cancer Awareness on the Family Healthcast Hosted by Carrie Lazarus on September 1st at 5:00PM. H4H President Frieda Weeks appeared with Carrie. Interactive Fairgrounds map | NYS Fair Info


2011 TEAL Ribbon Run - Great Day for Serious Cause Hope for Heather annual limited edition summer tank is here! Show your support for Ovarian Cancer Awareness in style. Ladies sizes small thru x-large. They run true to size! $25 min donation includes shipping! Send email with your order to support@hopeforheather.org. PayPal, check, or credit card! "awearness"! or check out the Hope for Heather Facebook page.

Breakfast at Tiffany Breakfast at Tiffany's Fashion Show & Brunch
04/03/2011- The 1st "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Fashion Show and Brunch to support Hope for Heather! Was a complete sell out. Everyone had a great time in the penthouse ballroom of the Crown Plaza Hotel on April 3rd and supporting ovarian cancer awareness. Fabulous food and fashions and cocktails! Hope for Heather volunteers turned the Crowne Plaza teal and shared valuable information on the disease that "whispers"
The proceeds of this event will be used to support Ovarian Cancer research, local awareness and local family support through the Hope for Heather.org non profit organization. event details

2nd Annual Party for a Cure $10K Grant from Macy's
02/15/2011- Lauren Begay Macy's Carousel Store Manager presents Frieda Weeks with a check for $10,000 demonstrating the companies' commitment to Ovarian Cancer Awareness. This grant will fund "The Teal Ribbon Project;" Hope for Heather's popular Ovarian Cancer awareness program.The TEAL Ribbon Project activates church, schools, civic and private groups to help spread awareness. Through efforts of these community volunteers, 30,000 TEAL ribbons will be distributed at the 2011 NY State Fair; spreading awareness to 90,000 of the 1 million annual fair goers.event details

Party for a Cure
01/29/2011- Hope for Heather, Ovarian Cancer CNY, Sharkey's Eclectic Sports Lounge and TJ Sheehan Distributing of Liverpool, NY present and afternoon of great music, dancing, food, raffle baskets and 50/50 cash drawings. A day of fun and entertainment for a great cause: Ovarian Cancer awareness and research. This event is in loving memory of Nancy Martell and all others that have lost the battle with Ovarian Cancer.event details

$600 Grant from Daughters of Columbus $600 Basket Grant from Daughters of Columbus
01/29/2011- Hope for Heather volunteer Mary Kay Buffington met Jonna Ross, President of the local Daughters of Columbus chapter. The chapter presented Hope for Heather with a very generous $600 grant for care and joy baskets that are delivered to ovarian cancer patients. Hope for Heather continues to spread a little joy and love to local ovarian cancer patients through the distribution of care baskets. Each basket contains health and beauty items, a journal, slippers, and other items to make their difficult treatment times a little brighter. "I personally deliver the baskets to ovarian cancer patients, talk to them about resources available, and offer the support of Hope for Heather. It makes the biggest difference that these women know they are cared about, and that they are not alone." said Frieda Weeks, President of Hope for Heather, "Some of the items are made by local volunteers and donated by local businesses, and it is a privilege to have this funding from the Daughters of Columbus so we can continue to provide this service to ovarian cancer patients."

Heather's Girls Day Out 2010
Holiday Shopping Holiday Retail Therapy & Pampering
Girls Day Out has it all and you save. Break from the same Old Mall Day
Experience retail therapy while supporting a great cause. Heather's Girls Day Out 2010 provides some great shopping: candles, jewelry, candy, baked goods, soothing lotions and unique gift ideas. Pamper yourself with a mini massage, a manicure, a pedicure or a makeover. Purchase raffle tickets to win a fabulous gift basket of wine, cosmetics, restaurant gift certificates and more. Complete some or your holiday shopping early while you enjoy an afternoon away from the stress of the same old, same old at the mall. Girls Day Out is a great opportunity for a mother/daughter day or a shopping with friends day so bring your friends, relatives and coworkers . Ladies of all ages will be able to relax and enjoy food, fun, and entertainment and a percentage of all the proceeds will be donated to Hope for Heather to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Heather Memorial Dance Scholarship.
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TEAL ribbon walk-run 2010
Heather's TEAL Ribbon Run and Walk 2010
09/26/2010 2nd Annual Teal Ribbon Run / Walk Great Day for an Important cause
09/26/2010 - Over 700 attend the 2nd annual 5k run and walk, to support suvivors and loved ones stricken by this relentless disease. 20 teams of 6 to over 60 members displayed their support for the mission of Hope for Heahter to raise over $20,100 for research and to spread awareness.TV media partner YNN (video) covered this 5K certified run and walk. Congressman Dan Maffei provided a proclamation. 2010 Walk Photos| WSYR Video Story| 5K Race Results|


10,000 TEAL Ribbons @ NYS Fair Help Spread Ovarian Cancer Awareness to 30,000
08/30/2010 - September 3rd is National Wear TEAL day for Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Hope for Heather.org (Ovarian Cancer Awareness of CNY) will be passing out 10,000 TEAL ribbons to women of all ages from the Ovarian Cancer Awareness both in the Art and Home building of the New York State Fairgrounds. These TEAL ribbons were assembled by local church groups and supporters from all around Onondaga County. Organizers believe this effort will equip over 30,000 women with the knowledge of early Ovarian Cancer Symptoms, Knowledge of early symptoms can save a loved one: a mother, grandmother, sister, a daughter from the 5th leading cause of cancer death in women. Join the serious fun as Hope for Heather "Fights back like a Girl" and "Tells a Friend about Ovarian Cancer." 10,000 will paint the fairgrounds TEAL on this important cancer awareness day. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. 10,000 TEAL Ribbons Photo


Ovarian Cancer Awareness @ NY State Fair
08/26 thru 9/6/2010 - 08/26/2010 - Hope for Heather is sponsoring an Ovarian Cancer Awareness booth at the New York State Fair. The booth is located in the Art and Home building [Empire Room, Newtimes Theatre, Wegams Demo Kitchen]. H4H volunteers are providing lifesaving information to women on risk factors and early symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. The information is free, a mother's life is priceless. The booth is open from 10AM to 10PM August 26 thru September 6, 2010. If you are at the NYS Fair, stop by the booth and say hello. Temporary tats, drink koozies, and TEAL bracelets will be available for modest donations to the cause. Everyone is a winner at this booth.


Rockin' for the Cure - Syracuse Women in Music - Turn up the Volume
08/15/2010 - SWIM - Syracuse Women in Music turns up the volume on Ovarian Cancer. Often called the silent killer of 15,000 women each year,

500+ Cards 4 Cancer units neighbors
Hope for Heather collects and distributes 500+ Cards 4 Cancer to bring support (hope) to cancer patients at Upstate & Golisano Childrens Hospital..
Cards 4 Cancer - Support and Encouragement for 500+ Locally
04/10/2010 - teams of local volunteers in Syracuse and surrounding neighborhoods created and gathered over 500 cards to be distributed to individuals battling cancer. They delivered the uplifting cards to the Upstate and Golisano Children's Hospitals. The local team was one of many around the world who took part in an effort to deliver over 100,000 cards to cancer centers across the globe.

This was part of a Global event organized by the nonprofit organization: Spirit Jump. On Cards 4 Cancer Day, thousands of individuals around the world delivered uplifting cards to local cancer centers in hopes of raising patients spirits and helping them in their fight. "While many incredible campaigns focus on the research, thousands lay in hospital beds in need of support. Cards 4 Cancer Day focuses on those sometimes forgotten fighters." said Meaghan Edelstein, the Founder of Spirit Jump and a young adult cancer survivor. "We were very pleased with the turnout here. It's so nice to see neighbors and families coming together for a good cause." stated Frieda Weeks president of Hope for Heather, the local team organizer. For additional information , visit SpiritJump.org www.cards4cancer.org www.facebook.com/cardsforcancer


Frieda Weeks, Lauren Begay, Mark J O'Connor,
(floor)Frieda Weeks, Origins AC
Lauren Begay, Store Manager
Mark J. O'Connor, District VP
Macy's Awards Frieda Weeks - Volunteer of the Year
Hope for Heather Fund Raising

04/08/2010 - Dear Frieda, Congratulations! On behalf of Macy, Inc., we're delighted to acknowledge your selection as a 2009. "Give back/Partners in Time" Volunteer of the Year winner, presented in honor of Carol Reiser, who founded Partners in Time in 1989. Award is presented by Lauren Begay, Macy's Store Manager (middle) and Mark J. O'Connor, District Vice President (right). In addition to this crystal clock, symbolizing your gift of time, you will receive a $200 grant in your name to the charity of your choice with which you have volunteered through Partners in Time. For the first time ever, our Give Back/Volunteers of the Year will be recognized in a Macy's April 2010 Earth Week advertising and on macys.com. It's natural that this 40th anniversary of Earth Week also is recognized as National Volunteer Week. The crucial gifts of time and service, given by volunteers nationwide, have made tangible our country's collective commitment to impact the environment. In addition to our external marketing, your selection will be included in the April issue of the Macy's, Inc. national Coast-to-Coast magazine, mailing to stores in early April, and other internal vehicles. Copies of the Macy's ad recognizing you and Coast- to-Coast have been ordered for you. Most important, you will know that you have made a real difference in your world and inspired others to get involved through Partners in Time. For that, I join all of Macy's, Inc. in thanking you and saluting your accomplishments.
Sincerely,
Terry Lundgren: Chairman, President and CEO
Tom Cole: Chief Administrative Officer

Hope for Heather Presents check to OCRF Hope for Heather Presents a check for Ovarian Cancer Research
03/29/2010 NY City - Hope for Heather, Ovarian Cancer CNY and The Castaway's Riverside Restaurant of Brewerton, NY pooled resources to raise over $6,500 to fight back against Ovarian Cancer. President Frieda Weeks and Chairman Jesse Irwin presented a check to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in a private ceremony on March 29th at the OCRF offices in N. Y. City. New OCRF CEO, Audra Moran and Lindsey Weeks of OCRF were on hand to receive the check.

Team Hope for Heather 7th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge - Team - Hope for Heather
March 28, 2010 - Team; Hope for Heather Lead by Corey Rinallo slapped cancer in the face!
Great news the team raised over $1,025 to support this important cause. One that touches our heart: Heather Weeks had colon cancer and died from complications of treatment.
7th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge

Party for a Cure - Party with top area performers
January 30, 2010 - Hope for Heather, Ovarian Cancer CNY and The Castaway's Riverside Restaurant of Brewerton, NY present and afternoon of great music, dancing, food, raffle baskets and a wellness fair. The wellness fair provides important information that could save a life. A day of fun and entertainment for a great cause: funding a cure for ovarian cancer. This event is in loving memory of Richard Paetow who lost his life to cancer. The day also honors Nancy Martell and her courageous battle with ovarian cancer..event details

Heather's Girls Day Out - Retail Therapy for Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Experience retail therapy while supporting a great cause. Heather's Girls Day Out 2009 features, shopping, candles, jewelry, makeup, and soothing lotions and unique gift ideas; pampering: mini massage, makeovers, and sweets. Bring your friends, relatives, coworkers and a smile to Tawn Marie's Dance Center on November 15th and be ready to have an truly enjoyable Girls Day Out. Food, fun, and entertainment for girls, woman, and grandmothers. Get some of your holiday shopping done early while you enjoy an afternoon away from the stress of the same old, same old at the mall. Add to your sense of holiday accomplishment the knowledge that a portion of the proceeds will help promote Ovarian Cancer Education in this community. Happy Holidays.event details

Hope for Heather Donates $5,000 for Ovarian Cancer Research
11 /02/09 NY, NY - Hope for Heather.org presents OCRF with a check for $5,000. Hope for Heather.org hosted fund raising and educational events in 2009 to raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer in Central NY.
"This check will be used for an Ovarian Cancer Research grant. We hope this money combined with similar amounts raised by similar groups around the country can make a difference in the war against this deadly disease," Indicates Frieda Weeks president of Hope for Heather.org


Hope for Heather Supports Sloan Kettering
11 /01/09 Liverpool, NY - Hope for Heather.org supports the Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Hospital with a check for $2,400. Sloan Kettering is one of the premier cancer treatment and research hospital. Hope for Heather is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research, education and local support.

Heather's TEAL Ribbon Walk - 2009
9/27/09 Liverpool, NY - 5K Walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Over 250 friends, relatives and coworkers d helped Hope for Heather paint Onondaga Lake Park TEAL; honoring and supporting relatives or friends that have been affected by Ovarian Cancer. The family fun walk began at 9:00 AM, and prizes were awarded at 10:30AM..read more. . . .


Teal Ribbon Hair Extension Event
9/1/09 Syracuse, NY - The Art of You Salon is offering a temporary TEAL hair extension throughout the month of September. These hair extensions are a fun and fashionable way to show your support for a friend or relative impacted by Ovarian cancers. The Art of You is donating all the proceeds of this $10 process to Ovarian Cancer Awareness in CNY. Attaching the extension takes only 10 minutes, however an appointment is required. Call 472-0302 Art of You is located in the Franklin Lofts at 115 Solar St., Syr, NY 13204 | TEAL Hair Extension Photos

Ovarian Cancer Awareness at NY State Fair 2009
Hope for Heather manned an Ovarian Cancer Awareness booth at the 2009 New York State Fair. Attendance for this 14 day event was just under 1 million people. "This is a great opportunity to inform women of all ages about the key symptoms of Ovarian Cancer and that this is not a disease that strikes only older women." states Frieda Weeks president of Hope for Heather.org. Prevailing statistics indicate 1 in every 72 women will be afflicted over their lifetime; 1 in 95 will die from Ovarian Cancer. The H4H booth was located just inside the main door of the Art and Home Center (Womens Building). Thousands of women and men stopped at the booth each day to get information on the symptoms and risk factors for Ovarian Cancer. Many donated $1 and took home a souvenir TEAL wristband. Many made plans to participate in the upcoming Heather's TEAL Ribbon Walk on September 27th
Here are some photos of the event. . .photos. .more photos


Are you a fan of reality shows, love to cheer for your home town team, we have the event for you. On Friday July 31, 2009 H4H is hosting a unique fund raising event, Star Search Karaoke for a Cause. read more . . . .
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Abby Hoag's Birthday for OCRF Abby Hoag had a 13th birthday, unlike most 13th birthday parties there were no presents. Abby asked all her friends to donate to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund instead of giving presents to her. Abby was so hurt by Heather's untimely death she decided to do whatever she could to support the cause Heather was so passionate about, Ovarian Cancer research, education and early detection. read more . . .

The Hope for Heather team assembled in New York City to help raise funds for the 2009 Colon Cancer Race and Walk. This team organized by Corey Ranallo organized and lead the team to raise $738 to help fund research to find a cure.



During March 2009, H4H was able to make a generous donation to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund by sponsoring “yoga for a cause”: weekly yoga classes for women of all ages, with 100% of all class fees going directly to OCRF. See photos and details



Ovarian Cancer News From Central New York
3rd Annual TEAL Ribbon 5k Run/Walk - Registration Open
04/03/2011 Registration is now open for the 3rd annual TEAL Ribbon 5k Run and Walk at www.getentered.com link to http://bit.ly/hAFi76. The run walk will be held on September 25th 9AM to 12PM at the Inner Harbor in Syracuse, NY. This facility provides more room for this rapidly growing event. Come join other CNY Ovarian Cancer supporters to color the Inner Harbor TEAL.
Register your team at www.getentered.com use this link http://bit.ly/hAFi76
Volunteers Needed for 30,000 TEAL Ribbon Project
04/03/2011 Hope for Heather needs volunteers to help us paint the New York State Fair TEAL this year and spread OC awareness to the almost 1 million attendees. Last year volunteers passed out 10,000 ribbons and shared awareness with 30,000 women from across NY State. This year we will have a coupon in the program, presence on the website and announcements. We expect to give away 28,000 ribbons this year. We need your help to spread the word. Assembling ribbons is easy and fun. Get together with a couple friends and you can assemble 300 ribbons in 90 mins or less while you chat and sip tea. Have a party, help the cause, feel good and spread awareness to friends, all at the same time. H4H supplies all materials in ribbon kits for 300 ribbons. Interested? email support@hopeforheather.org
Breakfast as Tiffany's
04/03/2011- Reserve your tickets now for the 1st "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Fashion Show and Brunch to support Hope for Heather! Come mingle with "the ladies who brunch" for a fabulous event at the penthouse ballroom of the Crown Plaza Hotel on April 3rd and support ovarian cancer awareness. Fabulous food and fashions and cocktails! We will be turning the Crowne Plaza teal and sharing valuable information on the disease that "whispers" Tickets are $50 and available at ShowOffs Boutique. There is a very limited amount of space. Call 315-471-4636 for more details and how to reserve your ticket!
The proceeds of this event will be used to support Ovarian Cancer research, local awareness and local family support through the Hope for Heather.org non profit organization. event details
Party for a Cure
01/29/2011- Hope for Heather, Ovarian Cancer CNY, Sharkey's Eclectic Sports Lounge and TJ Sheehan Distributing of Liverpool, NY present and afternoon of great music, dancing, food, raffle baskets and 50/50 cash drawings. A day of fun and entertainment for a great cause: Ovarian Cancer awareness and research. This event is in loving memory of Nancy Martell and all others that have lost the battle with Ovarian Cancer.event details
SWIM Holiday Party Holiday Shopping
12/05/2010 - Sun Dec 5th 1-7pm At: Mac's Art Bar, 1799 Brewerton Rd, Mattydale, NY Celebrate the Holidays w/SWIM. Liz Strodel, About Time Band, Mojo, The Shakedown and Catastrophe Me will perform. Hope for Heather & Save the Boobies will also be there with life saving information. Holiday buffet included. Don't miss all the fun! Details
2nd Annual Heather's Girls Day Out Holiday Shopping
11/14/2010 - Experience retail therapy while supporting a great cause. Heather's Girls Day Out 2010 provides some great shopping: candles, jewelry, candy, baked goods, soothing lotions and unique gift ideas. Pamper yourself with a mini massage, a manicure, a pedicure or a makeover. Purchase raffle tickets to win a fabulous gift basket of wine, cosmetics, restaurant gift certificates and more. Complete some or your holiday shopping early while you enjoy an afternoon away from the stress of the same old, same old at the mall. Details
2nd Annual Teal Ribbon Run / Walk Great Day for an Important cause
09/26/2010 - Over 700 attend the 2nd annual 5k run and walk, to support suvivors and loved ones stricken by this relentless disease. 20 teams of 6 to over 60 members displayed their support for the mission of Hope for Heahter to raise over $20,100 for research and to spread awareness.TV media partner YNN (video) covered this 5K certified run and walk. Congressman Dan Maffei provided a proclamation. 2010 Walk Photos| WSYR Video Story| 5K Race Results|
Ovarian Cancer Awareness @ NY State Fair
08/26/2010 - Hope for Heather is sponsoring an Ovarian Cancer Awareness booth at the New York State Fair. The booth is located in the Art and Home building [Empire Room, Newtimes Theatre, Wegams Demo Kitchen]. H4H volunteers will provide lifesaving information to women on risk factors and early symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. The information is free, a mother's life is priceless. The booth is open from 10AM to 10PM August 26 thru September 6, 2010. If you are at the NYS Fair, stop by the booth and say hello. Temporary tats, drink koozies, and TEAL bracelets will be available for modest donations to the cause. New York State Fair info . . .
14-Year-Old Girl's Ovarian Cancer Mistaken for Pregnancy
08/26/2010 - At 14-years-old, Sarah Martin was embarrassed when she sat in an exam room and talked to a doctor about her hard, bloated stomach, which had been growing in size the past four months. She was even more embarrassed when the doctors told her she must be pregnant, The Mirror reported. Even though Martin had not had her period in three months, the test came back negative. "I definitely wasn't pregnant!" said Martin, who lives in the U.K. "It felt odd and embarrassing that people thought I could be." Days later, Martin woke up in the night with unbearable abdominal pain and rushed to the hospital. After four days of testing, doctors told Martin she had a 13-inch ovarian tumor, which had spread from her right ovary to her breast bone and bowel. Read more on FOX news. . .
Women Rockin' for the Cure
08/15/2010 - SWIM, Syracuse Women in Music and Hope for Heather combine to provide music, food and family fun. August 15, 2010 the stage is set at the Cross Lake Inn Marina for Women Rockin' for the Cure. State Street Band, Mojo, Kelly Birtch, About Time and Dee Weeks and the Hip Replacements will provide music for listening, rockin' and dancing. Summer food selections and a cash bar will be available. Door cost is $12 and children under 12 are free. H4H is a 501(c)3 coporation donations are tax deductable More info . . .
TEAL There's A Cure 5K Run/Walk - 500+ Support the Cause
07/04/2010 - Over 500 runners, walkers teams and volunteers flooded into Marcellus Park today to raise money for the cause, increase awareness and educate many on Ovarian Cancer. Organizers, many members of Grace's Garden, were very pleased with the turn out. Signs along the route reminded everyone the reason for the event and how important it is for all women to know the key symptoms. More info . . .
Cards 4 Cancer - Support and Encouragement for 500+ Locally
04/10/2010 - teams of local volunteers in Syracuse and surrounding neighborhoods created and gathered over 500 cards to be distributed to individuals battling cancer. H4H's volunteer Carol Christiansen delivered the uplifting cards to the Upstate and Golisano Children's Hospitals. The local team was one of many around the world who took part in an effort to deliver over 100,000 cards to cancer centers across the globe. Read full article. . .
Macy's Awards Frieda Weeks as Volunteer of the Year - Hope for Heather Fund Raising
04/08/2010 - Dear Frieda, Congratulations!
On behalf of Macy, Inc., we're delighted to acknowledge your selection as a 2009. "Give back/Partners in Time" Volunteer of the Year winner, presented in honor of Carol Reiser, who
founded Partners in Time in 1989. In addition to this crystal clock, symbolizing your gift of time, you will receive a $200 grant in your name to the charity of your choice with which you have volunteered through Partners in Time. Read full article. . .
Party for a Cure raises funds for Cancer Research
03/29/2010 - Hope for Heather, Ovarian Cancer CNY and The Castaway's Riverside Restaurant of Brewerton, NY pooled resources to raise over $6,500 to fight back against Ovarian Cancer. President Frieda Weeks and Jesse Irwin presented a check to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in a private ceremony on March 29th in N. Y. City. See all events
Party for a Cure
01/30/2010 - Hope for Heather, Ovarian Cancer CNY and The Castaway's Riverside Restaurant of Brewerton, NY present and afternoon of great music, dancing, food, raffle baskets and the ultimate 50/50 cash drawing. A day of fun and entertainment for a great cause: funding a cure for ovarian cancer. This event is in loving memory of Richard Paetow who lost his life to cancer. The day also honors Nancy Martell and her courageous battle with ovarian cancer. event details
Hope for Heather Supports Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
11/02/09 NY, NY - Hope for Heather.org presents OCRF with a check for $5,000. Hope for Heather.org hosted fund raising and educational events in 2009 to raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer in central NY.
"This check will be used for an Ovarian Cancer Research grant. We hope this money combined with similar amounts raised by similar groups around the country can make a difference in the war against this deadly disease," Indicates Frieda Weeks president of Hope for Heather.org.
Hope for Heather Supports Sloan Kettering
11 /01/09 Liverpool, NY - November 1, 2009, Hope for Heather.org supports the Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Hospital with a check for $2,400. Sloan Kettering is one of the premier cancer treatment and research hospital. Hope for Heather is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research, education and local support.
Heather's Girls Day Out- 2009
9/28/09 Liverpool, NY - November 15th from 11AM to 5PM experience retail therapy while supporting a great cause. Heather's Girls Day Out 2009 provides some great shopping: candles, jewelry, candy, baked goods, soothing lotions and unique gift ideas. Pamper yourself with a mini massage, a manicure, a pedicure or a makeover. Ladies of all ages will be able to relax and enjoy food, fun, and entertainment and a percentage of all the proceeds will be donated to Hope for Heather to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Heather's Memorial Dance Scholarship. event details
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