Local resident Melissa D. Kaminsky, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with Julia B Fee |William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty has partnered with Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley as a “Match My Miles” sponsor during Dashing for Dylan: Walk, Run or Cycle, the 6th Annual Dylan J. Hoffman Memorial event.
As a Match My Miles sponsor for Dashing for Dylan she will personally match the miles, dollar for dollar that participants log the last week of the challenge. The Dashing for Dylan challenge, which runs the entire month of October, will support the families at Ronald McDonald House located at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, NY.
Kaminsky, a resident of Rye Brook wanted to be a part of this unique fundraiser and support Ronald McDonald House and the Hoffman family. As a real estate agent she finds people's homes and Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home during difficult times.
This year the month long event in October is being done slightly different due to the ongoing pandemic. Participants are encouraged to raise money per mile through the online platform Pledge It and can do any activity, at any location anytime during the month of October. Miles can be logged by walking, running, bike riding, swimming, skating or any kind of exercise. The original goal of the challenge was is to reach at least 1,164 miles which is the exact amount of days Dylan lived. As of today Dashing for Dylan has reached 2,950 miles logged and raised close to $25,000 for Ronald McDonald House.
Dylan lived a short life, but his memory and spirit are alive and well. This event hosted by the House in conjunction with the Hoffman Family of Wilton, CT, celebrates his life and the thousands of families who have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House since 2011 when it was first opened. “We are thrilled to partner with Ronald McDonald House as a Match My Miles sponsor for this annual event that honors Dylan and his family while supporting the mission of the house,” said Kaminsky. “As a real estate professional in the community this was a perfect fit for a partnership and great way to give back.”
Kaminsky, who previously lived in Manhattan for 15 years before settling in Rye Brook, has a particular expertise in helping smooth the transition for people moving from urban life to Westchester. She is licensed in NY and CT, and her territory includes Westchester and Fairfield Counties. Known for being a reliable and trustworthy resource, Kaminsky has a unique ability to understand her clients. All proceeds from Dashing for Dylan will support the mission of Ronald McDonald House; Keeping Families Together and Close to the Care and Resources They Need. All donations made are 100 percent tax deductible. To donate or for more information visit www.rmh-ghv.org or https://www.facebook.com/rmhghv/