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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Giving HOPE

I have never been busier in my life since graduate school began. Flying, writing, family, and school But we can never be too busy to give hope. I hope all of you in the Seattle area ... and commuters too... will join me in a night of hope for the families of Sierra Leone.

Hope - Dinner & Auction

Friday October 17, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM PDT

At Emerald Downs
2300 Emerald Downs Dr.
Auburn, WA 98001

Join us for a fun evening and help us bring HOPE 
to Sierra Leone, Africa at the same time!

You are invited to a very special evening at Emerald Downs benefiting The Bridge of Hope! We are rolling out the red carpet for you to enjoy live music, a delicious dinner, some inspiring guest speakers not to mention a chance to bid on some terrific items, including Seahawks tickets, Cougar and Husky items, a Mount Rainier climb and lots more!

Join us and become part of the team on October 17th as we gather together to help bring hope and healing to the people in Sierra Leone. You will get a quick update on the Ebola situation and how it is impacting our team, learn more about the progress that is being made despite these obstacles and hear first hand how you can make a difference!

Event Schedule:
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception - with live music by Jessie Houghton-Siren

7:00 p.m. Program and Dinner starts
Emcee & Auctioneer - Fred Granados

Guest Speaker
Junior Coffey

 (and more to be announced soon)

Junior Coffey grew up in the 50's and became the first African-American to play in a high school football team in the Texas Panhandle region. He then attended the University of Washington and was a three-time all-conference selection and was tabbed Honorable Mention All-American all three seasons. Coffey was drafted by the Green Bay Packers and played on their championship team of '65. He also played with the Atlanta Falcons 1966-69 and finished his career with the New York Giants in 1971. He is also a thoroughbred trainer so what a great place to have him speak than at our local racetrack. To read more about Junior Click Here 

Tickets are just $25. 
Purchase yours today by clicking 
on the link below. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance no later than October 7th. If you have any questions, be sure to contact us at the email or phone listed below. We hope you will consider inviting a friend and joining us for a fun evening that will make a difference in the lives of so many.


The Bridge of Hope

Let me know if you can make it and we can sit together! 

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene


  1. I'm In! Thanks Karlene I look forward to seeing you there!!

    1. Looking forward to seeing you too! I'm in Korea, thus the late response. We'll shout to seattle on Facebook and Twitter.


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