Hair for HOPE 2019


It was a beautiful night on Lawrence Ave. in Ellwood City at our 2nd Annual Hair for HOPE Night Event! We had 15 participants cut their hair for our cause and received many donations that will enable us to continue spreading so much HOPE to many in need! The night consisted of many exciting events including a Pie in the Face Contest held by the Eric Ryan Corporation, The Color Center, Venezie Sporting Goods and Izzo’s Embroidery, Burpee Challenge by The Body Shop, PLINKO with Venezie Sporting Goods, Fire Truck on display thanks to The Ellwood City Fire Department, pizza specials at Venezia’s Pizzaria, , specials and longer hours at Crystals Cakery, Konsignment Konnections¬† 2nd Ward Sanctuary and Sweet Caroline’s and Chinese Auction and merchandise sale through our foundation!

Special THANK YOU to Ashely Smith from AM Studio for helping set up this event again this year and to all the hair donors and stylists or came to support our cause! It was another very fun night with so much support from our community and we are happy to be able to also donate the hair donations to help another non-profit organization, Children With Hairloss, which will use the hair we collected to give free wigs to children!

We look forward to seeing you all on August 24th at McDowell’s Inn in Koppel, PA for our 2nd Annual Guest Bartending Event! Last year we had an amazing turn out and we can’t wait for another night of fun behind the bar!

Celebrating 1 Year of Spreading HOPE as the Club HOPE Foundation!


We were so excited to be joined by some of our volunteers, supporters and patients/families we have helped in our first year as a foundation as we gathered at Sweet Caroline’s in Ellwood City on Wednesday, June 12th. We could not do all the we are doing without the generous support we have received and we were glad that so many could join in on our celebration. Excited to see all that our foundation will do in year 2 as we continue spreading HOPE and touching the lives of those who need it most! Thank you to all who have become a part of our Club Hope Foundation Family!

Summer is off to a GREAT start!


Our foundation was honored to be a part of the Ellwood City Memorial Day Parade! This event is always so touching and we were happy to participate to spread some HOPE in Ellwood City, while also honoring Cara’s Pap for his military service.



On June 8th our foundation worked with the amazing Suzy and Rick Plassmeyer at the Beaver Falls Car Cruise, selling Pappy Rick’s Kettle Corn and these amazing baked goods donated by many local bakeries in Ellwood City and generous bakers who donated to our foundation’s booth. We were so happy to get involved in an activity that would allow us to inform Beaver County of all we are doing to spread HOPE in our area!



Cara was joined by her son’s Jace and Cooper as they hit the community speaking to the students at Beaver Falls High School, which will be starting up their own Club Hope during the 2019-2020 school year. She also was honored to speak at the Beaver Falls Rotary Club meeting, educating the group about all the Club Hope Foundation has accomplished in it’s first year!

Contact us today and we would be happy to meet with your group and inform them about how you can get involved in all our foundation is doing to help those impacted by a cancer diagnosis!

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!