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We Keep Coming Back!!

2017 August 21
by Linda J. Pugliese

Join our Team as we walk for our moms, sisters, daughters, friends,

in our never-ending quest to help City of Hope find a cure for women’s cancers.

Walk for Hope November 5, 2017

Recycle for Life

2017 September 30
by Linda J. Pugliese

Now’s the perfect time to get ready for the holidays by cleaning your closets and donating to Scales of Justice Lions for their Clothing Drive to benefit Walk for Hope, Women’s Cancers, Women’s Cures.  Gently used clothes, shoes, purses, linens, towels – all packed in easy-to-handle 15-gallon tall kitchen bags are welcome!  We need 100 for our drive.

Take them to the Spaghetti Feed/Meatball Contest on October 22 at 4:30 at United Methodist Church, 1919 Gunston, San Jose.  We’ll have a truck in the parking lot and you can stop in and have a tasty meatball while you’re there.  $25 Adults/$15 Kids under 10.

All proceeds from the Clothing Drive will go to City of Hope for their quest for a cure for all women’s cancers which affects every one of us.  We all have friends, family, loved ones who have been touched by women’s cancers.  We need your help in doing what we can to make it go away.

Let’s hear it for Survivor Warriors!

2017 August 21
by Linda J. Pugliese

Walk for Hope 2013

2017 August 21
by Linda J. Pugliese

There is always Hope

2014 July 20
by Linda J. Pugliese

Read Kommah McDowell’s advice for cancer patients:

“It is OK to ask for help; it is OK to not want company because you don’t feel well; it is OK to not answer your cell because you don’t feel like talking; it is OK to cry just because you feel like it. It is OK to be selfish for this moment in time as you focus on surviving.”

Lions for Hope Walk August 24, 2014

2014 July 20
by Linda J. Pugliese

9:00AM-11:00AM Along the beautiful Guadalupe River Park Trail.  Meet across from the Arena Green on Julian St. at 9:00.  And after that you can walk across the street to the Italian Festival which starts at 11:00.

Join us in our 8th year of raising funds for City of Hope for research and treatment of Women’s Cancers. We have raised almost $60,000 over the years and we need you to join our team and donate so that our sisters, mothers, wives, and friends do not have to face this.

City of Hope is leading the fight against cancers unique to women through research, treatment and education. By walking, we not only raise funds for the fight — we also promote regular exercise, which can cut cancer risk and help women with these diseases enjoy longer, healthier lives.

  • Start your own team by going to and click on Set Up Your Fundraiser.
  • Then click Start Your Own Fundraiser.
  • Under Fundraiser Title use the name of your club, district, or company name.

All money is raised under the Lions for Hope Team and all funds go to Women’s Cancers, Women’s Cures for City of Hope.

If you don’t want to start a team, click on the big Donate button and donate to your favorite team.

We’re Baaack!

2013 April 14
by Linda J. Pugliese

Lions for Hope is a team again for the 2014 City of Hope Walk for Hope to cure women’s cancers.  Over the past 8 years we’ve raised over $50,000.  Our goal is to get Lions everywhere to join our effort to raise funds for research and treatments at City of Hope, an institution near and dear to Lions all over the state of California and beyond.

More info to come about organizing multiple walks to maximize our efforts, but of course, in our area we will have our walk along the Guadalupe Creek Trail as we did in 2012, only going north along a more scenic, less concrete jungle route and ending at the Italian Festa.  We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the music, the church service, and the fun games and vendors in 2012.


Raffle ticket drawing winners!

2012 October 23
by Linda J. Pugliese

The raffle ticket drawing was held on October 21 at the San Jose Scales of Justice Meatball Cook-Off and Spaghetti Feed. The lucky winners were (forgive me if I don’t read the handwriting correctly) . . .

  • Allen King, King City Lions – Tickets to San Francisco Zoo provided by City of Hope.
  • Pat Staffelbach – Tickets to San Francisco Aquarium of the Bay provided by City of Hope.
  • Larry Nelson, CRS and Mila Garcia, Milpitas Executive Lions – Bratz and Moxie Girls Hope Doll donated by Linda Pugliese.
  • Sue Szucs, North Valley Lions – $100 Gift certificate to The Grill donated by Joe Pugliese.
  • Christina Van Osdol – Oakland A’s 2013 tickets provided by City of Hope.
  • Alyssa Torres, Silicon Valley Law Group – $100 Gift certificate to Nordstrom’s donated by Long’s Custom Discing (Bob and Valerie Long).
  • H. Marte, District 4C4 – Handmade Trinket Cake Box and Cards donated by Yvonne Kantola.
  • Medy Malate, North Valley Lions – $25 Gift Certificate to Willow Street Pizza donated by Patti Mahani, Silicon Valley Law Group.
  • H. Marte, District 4C4 – Two $50 Gift certificates to Pet Hotel donated by Patti Mahani, Silicon Valley Law Group.

AND THE GRAND PRIZE winner of two orchestra seat tickets to the Lion King at the Orpheum donated by CRS Court Reporters (Linda Pugliese) – RUDY PEDAGAT, District 4C4.

Congratulations to all and thank you so much to all who donated the prizes for the drawing.  Thank you all for supporting Lions for Hope this year and the past six years.  Fundraising continues until November 4th.  We didn’t quite BEAT GALLO yet, but we got close.

We’ve surpassed our goal of $5,000 and raised $6,269.  Job well done, Lions and Friends of City of Hope.

Click here for the slide show of this year’s walk.

Walk – done! Fundraising – continuing…

2012 September 8
by Linda J. Pugliese

Well done – 31 hearty souls walking along the Guadalupe River Trail on a Saturday morning to show support for City of Hope.  Great team of ladies and gentlemen.  We’ve raised over $4,000 and well on our way to our goal of $5,000.  We had a mini drawing for those who gave up a Saturday morning – and afternoon at the Italian Festa.  Our big drawing will be held within the first two weeks of October for LION KING tickets, $100 gift certificate to Nordstrom’s, $100 gift certificate to The Grill, two $25 gift certificates to Maggiano’s, two tickets to the Oakland A’s 2013, Bratz Hope dolls, as we continue to raise money for City of Hope, Women’s Cancers-Women’s Cures.

You have the power to make a difference in the lives of women all over the world.  Every year, too many women we love must battle breast and gynecologic cancers: our mothers, our wives, our sisters and our friends. We walk for them — and for a future where cancer can no longer take them from us.

Inspired by this vision, City of Hope is leading the fight against cancers unique to women through research, treatment and education. By walking, we not only raise funds for the fight — we also promote regular exercise, which can cut cancer risk and help women with these diseases enjoy longer, healthier lives.

Keep on keepin’ on, Lions for Hope!


After the walk . . . fun, food, music, wine tasting, arts, crafts at the Italian Festa!

2012 August 2
by Linda J. Pugliese
Festa Italiana