Pulse Award Honorees: Inspiring Our Community Through The Years

Mar 22, 2017 | Sonoma Valley Hospital News

Celebration of Women has become a much anticipated event in the Sonoma Valley each year and is certain to sell out again. Over the past 12 years, the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation has sponsored this celebration which annually honors Sonoma Valley women with a Pulse Award for their community involvement, volunteerism and philanthropy. The event brings the community together and focuses on inspirational stories about the honorees while raising awareness and support for women’s health programs and services at Sonoma Valley Hospital. The 2017 Pulse Award Honorees are Donna Halow and Judy Vadasz.

This year’s Celebration of Women Luncheon will be held at the Hanna Boys Center on Thursday, May 11 beginning at 11:00 am. Presenting Sponsors for the event are Union Bank and the Vadasz Family Foundation. For more information contact Julia Cervone at 707.935.5331 or email jcervone@gmail.com. Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.svhfoundation.com/events/

Photo Caption: Pulse Award honorees who have been celebrated over the years include:

From Top to Bottom (Headshots): Jean Arnold Sessions, 2007; Karen Collins, 2008; Yolanda Mangrum, DDS, 2011; Valerie Brown, 2013; Marcia Levy, 2011; Julie Atwood, 2010

From Left to Right (Group):   Back Row: Ligia ‘Li’ Booker, 2014; Marcia Nelson, 2007; Jean Hopeman, 2011; Pam Gibson, 2014; Kimberly Blattner, 2014  Middle Row: Harriet Derwingson, 2013; Martha Rosenblatt, 2016; Patricia A. England, 2012; Judy Vadasz, 2017; Suzanne Brangham, 2008;  Rose Mary Schmidt, 2010.  Front Row: Lorrie Hohorst, 2015; Judith Bjorndal, MD, 2011; Donna Halow, 2017; Claudia Mendoza-Carruth, 2016; Gerry Brinton, 2015; and Carolyn J. Stone, 2006.

Not Pictured:  Valerie Pistole, 2012;  Helen Fernandez, 2010; Kathy Benziger, 2009; Susan Chew, 2009; Tina Wolfenden, 2009; Barbara Nobles, 2008; Phyllis Carter, 2007 and Elsa Nelson, 2007