Purple Walk For HOPE!

We had an amazing turn out having 8 groups taking part in our 1st Annual Purple Walk for HOPE! Over $5,000 was raised, which will allow us to continue spreading HOPE to patients and families affected by a cancer diagnosis. The support we receive is overwhelming and we cannot thank everyone enough!



Celebration of HOPE Ball 2019

On March 30, 2019 at the Sons of Italy in Ellwood City, PA we held our First Annual “Celebration of HOPE Ball.” 384 tickets were sold for this event and we want to take this time to send a HUGE thank you to the sponsors of this event:

Platinum Sponsor: The Eric Ryan Corporation

Gold Sponsors: Fresh Coat Painters and Venezie Sporting Goods

Silver Sponsors: Alyssa Tutino  Harcar State Farm, Dr. Joseph Ciocca and Nalco

Bronze Sponsors: Umbrella Roofing, Dimeo Law Group, Sons of Italy #608, Dr. Bradley Brown, Aiken Refuse, Marshall Funeral Home, Holy Redeemer Parish, and Dot and Bow Paperie

Thank you to all who sponsored a table, purchased a ticket, or donated items to our Big Ticket Chinese Auction. It was truly a night we will never forget and we hope that all will return for next year’s event!

Huge Thank You to Kelly Jo Nardone of Kelly Lester Photography for capturing these amazing pictures for us. Many more wonderful pictures were taken. Check out our facebook page to view the whole gallery!


Photo credit: Kelly Lester Photography


What we’ve been up to!

The Club Hope Foundation has been given so much support in our first 9 months and things took off so quickly that we have been slacking on updating our blog to let you know all that has been going on. This is something we will be improving over the next few months, and we will be sure to post after each event in order to keep you posted on what is happening! Also, please check out our Facebook Page: Club Hope Foundation Inc. for current updates and happenings within our foundation, as this is updated almost daily to keep you posted!

Since our last blog we have continued to receive overwhelming support from so many families, businesses, churches and individuals. Our foundation has provided over 325 encouragements both near and far and provided 12 large scale HOPEs for patients with stage 4, non-curable or terminal cancer. THANK YOU will never be enough for the generous donations and support we have received and we could not do this without the help of our amazing Board of Directors, office volunteers and all of our volunteers who show up at our events. We cannot wait to see what the future holds!

Here is a brief overview of what we have been up to the last past few months. Feeling the need to help us spread HOPE, contact Cara and join our group or join in on one of our events or fundraisers to help impact the lives of all those we are able to help! We can assure you it will be life changing!!








McDowell’s Guest Bartending Night

What a great night it was on Saturday, July 7th for our foundation! McDowell’s Inn in Koppel, PA opened it’s doors for a guest bartending event that was a HUGE success! We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Mike Barberio and his staff for all of the amazing support and generosity they have given us, not only through this fundraiser at their bar, but others as well. Also, an enormous thank you to Lisa Montozzi and Anthony Fraser for helping us set up the whole event. To all who came to show support, businesses and individuals who donated baskets to our Chinese auction, our board members, volunteers, and especially our guest bartenders who did such an amazing job, THANK YOU for an amazing night!


Guest Speaker at the Rotary Club

A very big THANK YOU to the Rotary Club of Ellwood City for inviting Cara to speak at their June meeting. She was beyond grateful for the opportunity to share the story of how our foundation was created, inform them of the HOPE that we have already been able to bring to our community through the Lincoln High School Club Hope over the past 10 years, and give them a glimpse of all the HOPE we will bring to our area in the future. Included in the pictures below are Cara’s husband, Jon Atkinson, parents Nick (Treasurer of the Foundation) and Kathy Nardone and Rotary Club Member, and wonderful friend to their family, Bruce Thellman.