DATE: December 20, 2013


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Diablo magazine Awards Nine Honorees at Threads of Hope

For the past 19 years, Diablo has solicited nominations for exceptional volunteers who give their time to charitable causes in the East Bay for the annual Threads of Hope Awards.


Diablo magazine honored nine recipients for its annual Threads of Hope Awards. Robert Pack of Danville, from the Troy and Alana Pack Foundation; Dave and Lori Sanson of Walnut Creek, for HomeAid of Northern California; Lou Bordisso, of Vallejo, an advocate with early-onset Alzheimer's disease; and Janet Herman, of Alamo, for the All-Star swim program. Threads of Hope Honoree Cancer Crusaders included Bob Hammer, of Danville, with Have a Ball Foundation; Sandra J. Wing, of Pleasanton, for Healing Therapies Foundation; Lisa Monroe, of Moraga, for Camp Okizu; and Bonnie Waters, of Walnut Creek for the cancer support community. All recipients were honored for their contributions to the East Bay community at a reception on December 5 at the Orinda Theatre. In addition to the awards event, the honorees and their organizations were be featured in the December issue of Diablo magazine.

For the past 19 years, Diablo has solicited nominations for exceptional volunteers who give their time to charitable causes in the East Bay for the annual Threads of Hope Awards. After considering each nominee’s length of service, hands-on involvement, and impact on the community, a panel of judges representing East Bay businesses and philanthropic organizations chose five honorees.

The 2013 panel of judges were Stephen Lesher, vice president, Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation; Jessica Aguirre, NBC Bay Area’s news anchor and host of Class Action, a weekly show focused on improving the state of education in California; Mark Flower, senior vice president and regional director of Wells Fargo Private Bank; Amy MacEwen, marketing and advertising manager, Oakland Athletics; and Carole Wynstra, vice president of marketing, Walnut Creek Library Foundation, and past president of Diablo Theatre Company.

"Diablo’s 2013 Threads of Hope Awards winners embody the true spirit of the season," states Barney Fonzi, Group Publisher for Diablo Publications. "These ‘threads’ act as the strengthening ties in our community, making our home a better place for everyone through the generous gift of their time and passion."

To read the full article, visit For more information on attendance or the honoree’s participation in the 2013 Threads of Hope, contact If you are interested in nominating someone for the 2014 Threads of Hope award, visit

About Diablo Publications

For over 32 years, Diablo Publications has been creating award-winning publications, including Diablo magazine, Napa Sonoma magazine, The Walnut Creek Book, Diablo Arts, and the Tri-Valley California Visitors Guide. Covering travel, theater, lifestyle, and home design, Diablo Publications celebrates the people, places, and pleasures of the East Bay and North Bay. Diablo Publications’ custom content division, Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP), provides complete print and online marketing communications and customer publishing services for corporate clients nationwide. For more information, visit or