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2014 August 19
 
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 www.crowdrise.com/lionsforhope 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.

JOIN THE TEAM!

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!

CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO VIEW SLIDE SHOW

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

2012 August 2
 
by Linda J. Pugliese
Festa Italiana

LIONS HAVING FUN AT THE FESTA!

Practice walks and recruiting new team members

2012 August 2
 
by Linda J. Pugliese

Anne and Judy are a good addition to the team to get our donations up there so we can BEAT GALLO this year!!!

Wow! Lion King!

2012 July 31
 
by Linda J. Pugliese

We have some great raffle prizes, courtesy of City of Hope. Tickets to the zoo (we are Lions after all) and other surprises. We have three Bratz Hope dolls. These bald and beautiful Moxie Girlz & Bratz dolls are MGA’s new “True Hope” dolls. Like children in cancer treatment who receive beads of courage, each doll comes with their own beaded bracelet.  

Many more donations are coming in, but the Grand Prize is two orchestra seat tickets to Lion King at the Orpheum in San Francisco, donated by CRS Court Reporters. Raffle tickets are 3 for $15 and 5 for $20. 100% of the proceeds will be donated through the Lions for Hope Team to City of Hope. Contact ljpugliese@hotmail.com.

Walk for Hope 2012

2012 July 30
 
by Linda J. Pugliese