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Our friends, fellow survivors, families, and supporters happily attend events each year in hopes of raising money to find a cure and advance ovarian cancer treatments and research. Here are some of our shining moments.

Donor Appreciation Luncheon

Dr George Preti, Monell Sciences

2017 Walks

Valerie O'Rourke Foley Avon Walk, September 23, 2017

The Diane Castle Lyndhurst Walk, September 17, 2017

The Gail MacNeil Morristown Walk, Sept. 10, 2017

2016 Walks

Gail MacNeil Memorial Morristown Walk

Sept 18,2016

President Lynn Franklin, VP Lynn Stahl

Avon Walk
Sept 24, 2016

Additonal photos may be found on the website of
Paparazzi Mama Photography

Diane Castle Lynhurst Walk
Sept. 25, 2016
Photos will be available shortly.

Kaleidoscope of Hope is honored that David Kramer has generously taken beautiful and professional photos of so many of our events over the past several years.  Many of these pictures are available online


2016 Diane Castle Memorial Golf Outing


2016 Awards Luncheon

KOH President Lynn Franklin and Awardee Dr Alexandra Snyder

KOH President Lynn Franklin and Awardee Dr Lorenzo Romero

KOH President Lynn Franklin and Awardee Dr George Pret

Founders Award winners Robert and Alex Fagella
Thank you to all our supporters who joined us on April 20, 2016 for our Proceeds Night at George and Martha's American Grille , Morristown.
You helped us to raise $400 for ovarian cancer research.

Each September, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, KOH hosts 3 walks in Morristown, Lyndhurst and Avon.

Castle Family taken at the Lyndhurst 2013 walk.

Below are pictures taken from the 2013 Avon walk.

Above, the gathering before the walk



Dr. Pretti from the Monell Cancer Research Center at UPENN, a KOH 2013 Grant Recipient, talks to the walkers.

Dr. Hackett from the Monmouth Medical Center with KOH Board members and Avon Walk organizers Kathy Lynch (middle) and Jancie Carey (right)


KOH's 2013 Spring Awards Gala was held April 20th at Doolan's Shore Club in Spring Lake. 

Affectionately our "Jersey Shore Girls" at KOH's 2013 Spring Awards Gala including KOH Secretary Janice Carey (2nd from left), KOH board members MariClaire Scott (3rd from left) and Kathy Lynch (4th from left)

2013 KOH Spring Awards Gala: KOH Vice President Carole Fagella enjoys KOH grant recipient, Dr. Vargas' adorable daughter

L to R at oKOH's 2013 Spring Awards Gala:  Dr. George Preti, Dr. Britta Weigelt, KOH VP Carole Fagella, KOH Treasurer Maria Cammarata, KOH President Craig Rosati and Dr. Herbert Alberto Vargas

U.S. Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen receiving the “Color of Hope” Award from Gail MacNeil. Frelinghuysen was honored at the Kaleidoscope of Hope Annual Awards Dinner in April, 2005.

Madison-based Wyeth recently presented a generous gift to The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation. Left to right: Ray Mann, Assistant Vice President, International Tax, Wyeth; Lois Myers, Founder of Kaleidoscope; Amy Martin, Manager of Public Affairs, Wyeth; and Gail MacNeil, Kaleidoscope Founder.

Dr. William N. Hait, Director of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey at the 2005 Awards Dinner, with, L to R: Kaleidoscope founders Lois Myers, Gail MacNeil and Patricia Stewart; U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen

Loyal Supporters. Kaleidoscope of Hope has benefited from the active support of the Chatham/Madison office of Coldwell Banker Residential
Brokerage. Here, the group gathers at Kaleidoscope’s 2005 Annual Awards dinner. Kaleidoscope Founder, Gail MacNeil, is second from left, front row.

$100,000 for ovarian cancer research. At our 2004 Awards Dinner, Kaleidoscope of Hope presented gifts of $50,000 to Dr. Robert Ozols from the Ovarian Cancer Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center (left) and Dr. David Fishman, head of the National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program at NYU.

2004 Awards Dinner Chairperson John Stewart and Margaret Griffin, Chairperson of the silent auction, with a Tarkay lithograph, donated by Barbara Ripp of New Vernon.

Accepting a $20,000 contribution at our 2003 Awards Dinner are two representatives of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF): Craig Rosati, Assistant Director (center) and Tracy Enright, Communications Assistant. Lois Myers of the Foundation is at right.

Loyal volunteers and supporters from Coldwell Banker, shown with Gail MacNeil (top center) at the 2002 Walkathon. In 2003, Coldwell Banker won the Team Award for most number of Pledges. Gail MacNeil recently won Realtor of the Year by the North Central Jersey Association of Realtors.

Touring the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2003. Kaleidoscope Founders met with research experts at the National Cancer Institute and discussed the status of research devoted to ovarian cancer. Our local Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (third from left) arranged this fascinating tour.

The Castle family of Lyndhurst, NJ. At our 2002 Walkathon, over 80 friends and family members walked in memory of Diane Castle, who died of ovarian cancer in July, 2001. On behalf of the group. Diane’s mother Pat Castle (rear, center) accepted the Team Award for Highest Number of Pledges.

Raising awareness of ovarian cancer. Our 2003 keynote speaker was Valerie Smaldone, Mid-Day Host of New York’s Lite FM 106.7. “None of us would be here today,” said Valerie, “If there was a cure for this devastating disease.”

A beautiful day to walk… and talk about life-saving research. Our 2003 Walkathon drew a record crowd of walkers, along with three prominent New Jersey politicians. Left to right: U.S. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen; Gail MacNeil; Mayor Jan Wotowicz of Morris Township; Patty Stewart ; Lois Myers; Senator Anthony Bucco, District 25.

For those touched by ovarian cancer, we offer support and fellowship. Joe Franklin of Chatham Township, speaking about the devastating effects of ovarian cancer. Our 2003 Walkathon was held in memory of his wife Lynda M. Franklin who died of the disease in 2002.

The beautiful Loantaka Brook Reservation was the location for our Sixth Annual Morris County Walkathon, which was held on Sunday, September 18, 2005.

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