We came in second place with $13,785 raised to date, but we will have until the end of the year to make our check to City of Hope even larger when we present it at City of Hope's Lions Appreciation Day. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so keep the momentum going and if you haven't donated, please go to http://www.tinyurl.com/lionsforhope and give as generously as you can, whether it's $10 or $1,000.
Scales of Justice Lydia Montano's clan was present, all five of them, with little Rebeca sporting her well-deserved pink halo for raising $285. Way to go, Rebeca! Denise from Almaden Super was there with her little dog on a leash. And of course, all the men looked great with their pink-sprayed hair. PDG Carl Anderson had a pink goatee and accompanied his wife Elaine, another star in raising money. We had a representative of District 4-C4 attending, Sandee Ige. Thanks for joining, Sandee, and next year we'll be joining forces against Gallo.
We had quite a few folks from "over the hill," Jean Westcott and her daughter Ginger from Carmel; the Bustichis from Scotts Valley, Irene, Harvey and Lisa; City of Hope Chair Mo Moore from Freedom; PDG Denny and star fundraiser Jan Miller from Salinas; June Fauson from Marina. They had to get up mighty early in the morning and that takes dedication, especially in light of the threatening weather.
Joyce Valdez from East Valley bopped along in her bouncy fancy shoes, and Jan McClure was there with her two lovely daughters. Bob Long and Valerie were on their way and unfortunately had an incident with their car on the way and couldn't make it. We hope everything is okay! Val Isaacson and Jeff Spedding from Almaden Super were first-timers and had a good time. It was Scales of Justice Pat Khan's first time, too, and she was in great form.
Hugh Donagher and Brian Rountree from Sunnyvale always show great enthusiasm. Frances Maglalang walked and took Ray's place this year. Hopefully they'll both be there next year. PCS Karen Fillmore couldn't make it but her daughter took her place. Two non-Lion friends, Debbie Landi and Ilyse Zimmerman joined us wearing their purple Lions t-shirts. Thanks for your support for Lions!
And of course, Immediate Past District Governor Bob and Suzie, along with current District Governor Marlene and Vice District Governor Joe were, as always, in attendance and major supporters.
To see pictures of us all having a great time, click here.
A big thank you to all of you who joined the team and had to walk "virtually," especially those who reached out and added to the total, like Heather Ribbs, who raised $1400. You helped us to get our second place prize, a basket of Bert's Bees goodies, which will be raffled off at some time soon for even more funds going to City of Hope.