Lions Tribute Day March 30-31, 2019
City of Hope and the Lions: A Successful Partnership for over 50 Years
Lions Clubs International and City of Hope share a core principle: humanitarian service and concern, and both organizations have made tremendous contributions for the good of mankind. Lions Clubs International’s support for City of Hope over the last five decades has been, and continues to be, an invaluable resource in furthering City of Hope’s mission of advancing science while providing compassionate care.City of Hope You will never forget this day, The City of Hope truly lives up to its name.
Japanese Garden – Located west of the Familian Science Building and south of the Visitor Center, the Japanese Garden was built in honor of the late Kaoru “Kay” Murakami, former president of the Lions Club International. This garden showcases a wooden bridge symbolizing the friendships one makes in life, a waterfall to signify turbulence, and a pond of tranquility that is filled with koi and turtles that represent strength.
International Garden of Meditation (Rose Garden) – The Ruth and Allen Ziegler International Garden of Meditation is located in Pioneer Park, along the northern boundary of the City of Hope grounds. In the garden is the famous wrought iron Golter Gate inscribed with City of Hope’s credo, “There is no profit in curing the body if, in the process, we destroy the soul.” Nearby are statues of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Pope John Paul II that offer a peaceful comfort to those who pass by.The fun starts when you board the bus, in San Jose. We begin with coffee and donuts. Let’s visit with our fellow lion, watch a video until we arrive for breakfast with the amazing San Miguel Lions.There is a change this year as we will drive straight thru to Double Tree by Hilton Monrovia. This will give you plenty of time to freshen up before we head over in our Big Limo to visit and have dinner with Montebello Lions.