Two years later and Ariana has continued with her passion for supporting this organization that is very special to her. At their annual brunch that was held virtually on Sunday, September 13, Ariana was honored by Miles of Hope for all her continued work on their behalf.
In November 2019, Ariana continued with her Krispy Kreme fundraiser at Lourdes and SUNY New Paltz where she currently attends school. “This fundraiser is important to me because Miles of Hope does so much for those affected with Breast Cancer,” Ariana comments. “Everyone involved has been touched in some way, and it is so inspiring to see what they do, simply because they want too. I have been with Miles of Hope since 2010, and every year I want to do something more. When Roberto Leito and I did it at Lourdes for the first time, we had no idea of the success it would bring. This time, it doubled in size raising $3,000. This fundraiser is important to me because it combines my love for helping people, and of course donuts! All proceeds go directly back into our community. Not only is a box of donuts a sweet incentive, but it can help pay for treatments & providing essential needs, and what is sweeter than that? This could not have been possible without my family & friends, the Leito Family, SUNY New Paltz & Lourdes, and all the supporting businesses, especially Heather Serino from Adams Fairacre Farms! I hope this fundraiser continues to grow over the next couple of years.”
In continuing with her desire to support local organizations, Ariana recently joined the Angels of Light Hudson Valley Board and she is very excited to begin working with them. We look forward to hearing more from Ariana on her accomplishments!