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We were recently featured on Mass Realty, one of the top sites for New Bedford, MA Real Estate. Check it out here: The Lulu Foundation: Rose-Colored Dreams.

With all of pain and sadness in the world, it does my heart some good knowing that our little angel LULU is "traveling" the globe giving hope and making a difference in the lives of those in need and for those who grieve!

Here are some of the events and happenings!

Make sure to check out the August issue of Spirit and Destiny Magazine... Lulu in LONDON! A beautiful story of our LULU!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 9:00 Eastern (8:00 Central and 6:00 Western) I will be sharing my journey with LULU on Grief Diaries... It is uncensored WORLD WIDE RADIO SHOW! It is produced by Good Grief Worldwide... just log on to www.griefdiaries.com.

I will be local on Saturday September 13, 2014 at Simpson Spring in Easton, MA from 12-2 signing Lulu's books!

Monday, November 17, 2014 Adult Book reading at The Plymouth Public Library! 6:00 p.m.

As always, it is an honor to share LULU and as always...

Thank you all so much for your support!

Sending love,

Gretchan

Lulu's documentary!
Click the arrow below to watch
"Dream Believe and Do: I Am the Rainbow and So Are You"
documentary courtesy of New Bedford Cable Access Network.

Watch more from New Bedford Cable Access Network.
Click the arrow below to watch Gretchan's interview on
WBZ TV 38! (Originally aired on 3/12/10.)


Lulu's Foundation along with Principal Martha Kay and the entire team at The Alfred Gomes School are implementing program "Dream, Believe and Do!" The Alfred Gomes School in New Bedford, MA is the first "Dream, Believe and Do!" school in the country! Our beta site school has a dream... To inspire their children to be passionate about learning and through their education, they can make their dreams come true! Our students are creating original works of art that will inspire their entire community! Check back for future updates on our school, our program, our art auction and documentary! What the mind believes... it will achieve! Click to learn more about the "Dream Believe and Do" program!


LULU NOW HAS HER VERY OWN 501c3 FOUNDATION!

THE LULU FOUNDATION

We can now help more families and children in a much greater way!

Click here for more information about Lulu's foundation!

If you would like to donate we would love to help make the world a better place, please send a check or money order to:
The Lulu Foundation
264 Cromesett Rd.
Wareham, MA 02571

Ladies home Journal Ladies home Journal
Bella English's article about Lulu in the May 2006 issue of Ladies Home Journal! Click here to read! ABC News Original Report -
(Good Morning America)
Click here to view media clip.
Gretchan with Jack Canton co-author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul: and other titles as well as motivational speaker.
News & Media
Past Lulu Events  
Television & Radio Appearances
New & Magazine Articles
  • Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.
    Radio interview with Gretchan on Boston's Magic 106.7 Exeptional Women!


    Click here to listen to the interview!

  • Wareham Woman of the Year: Author turned grief into tribute to children

    The Standard-Times
    By Lauren Daley
    CONTRIBUTING WRITER
    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM



    WAREHAM — While vacationing on Cape Cod in 2001, Gretchan and Warren Pyne spotted double rainbows in the sky. They stopped to take a video of their 4-year-old daughter Lulu after a fun-filled day at the beach.

    Olivia "Lulu" Pyne — a little girl with blond hair, saucer blue eyes and rosy red lips — posed for Dad underneath the double rainbows. She leaned against an unsecured bike rack in a parking lot, and it toppled over, severing her heart and killing her instantly.

    "When Lulu died, she was dancing underneath double rainbows," recalled her mother, author Gretchan Pyne of Wareham.

    "She's been gone nine years and I've never felt bitter. They say there are phases (of grief), but I don't necessarily believe in phases; I think it comes in waves," Pyne said.

    "I believe everything happens for a reason; all of our lives have a purpose. It brings me joy to share Lulu, and I don't find that bitter at all," said Pyne, who has written three children's books featuring Lulu, and has five more in the works.

    All proceeds from sales of these books support scholarships and children's charities.

    For her efforts to turn personal devastation into common good, Pyne has been named the 2010 Standard-Times Woman of the Year for Wareham. Nominations for the award came from the community and members of the newspaper staff. Recipients were selected by a newsroom committee.

    Not only does Pyne write the Lulu books, but every summer, she and her husband invite parents who have lost children to their converted cottage in Wareham, called "Lulu's House of Hope."

    "The parents come to Lulu's Cottage, and we walk to go to Lulu's garden, where we have a butterfly release ceremony. We do meditations, and talk to each other," Pyne said.

    "It's just through word of mouth that people end up coming. I get a lot of calls when someone has lost a child; I end up doing a lot of phone counseling with people," she said.

    Warren Pyne is a chiropractor in Easton, and Gretchan works at his office full-time. Their twin 18-year-old boys, Andrew and Dylon, graduated from Wareham High School last year and currently attend Bridgewater State College.

    Gretchan Pyne is currently working on a new Lulu book, to be released this summer, called "I Am The Rainbow."

    "I had a dream where I got to visit Lulu in heaven, and she said, 'I'm not under the rainbow — I am the rainbow,'" Pyne recalled.

    On her writings, Pyne said, "I knew the world needed to know that this beautiful little girl existed, and parents need to know how precious all children are. Two years after she died, 'Rose-Colored Glasses' was born. When I got the book in my hands, it was truly Lulu saying to me, 'Mom, it's time to find your rose-colored glasses,'" Pyne said.

    At first, Pyne donated the proceeds from the book to the Wareham YMCA.

    "But then we decided a year and a half ago, it would be great if Lulu had her own foundation, so we could help even more people. We could help families who were grieving, as well," she said.

    Pyne is also in the process of creating a documentary, so far untitled, about the power of giving.

    "I hope it inspires people, especially those going through a hard time emotionally or financially. We all have our crosses to bear. Sometimes the cross you bear can be your greatest gift. I'm hoping it will teach children and adults that we're all a part of something greater than ourselves," Pyne said.

    For more about the Lulu Foundation, visit www.Lulubellebooks.com, or write to The Olivia "Lulu" Pyne Foundation Of Hope, 264 Cromesett Road, Wareham, MA 02571

  • Click the arrow below to watch "Dream Believe and Do: I Am the Rainbow and So Are You" documentary courtesy of New Bedford Cable Access Network.

  • Click here to watch Gretchan's interview on
    Fox Channel 64! Friday, March 26, 2010


  • Click here to watch Gretchan's interview with Walt Buteau on Channel 12 Evening News Street Stories! Friday, March 26, 2010


  • The Standard Times
    A lesson in love — and living
    By SARAH GONET
    March 23, 2010
    Click to read the full article!

  • Click here to watch Gretchan's interview on
    Fox Channel 25! Friday, March 12, 2010


  • Click here to watch Gretchan's interview on
    WBZ TV 38! Friday, March 12, 2010


  • Recent local radio and Lulu happenings:
    Gretchan appeared on WBSM on March 2nd, 4th and 9th and on Fun on March 16th, 2010
  • Read "Moms make a difference"
    The South Coast Insider
    January, 2010 edition.





  • Gretchan appeared live on an Internet radio show on Wed. June 17, 2009 from 4-5 pm!


  • The Quad City Times did an inspiring story on Lulu Sunday Aug. 3rd... written by DAVID BURKE

    Story:

    Sharing more of Lulu's wisdom The wisdom of a 4-year-old girl nicknamed Lulu continues even seven years after her death. "Lulu Decorates Daddy," published in June, is the second children's book written by Davenport native Gretchan Pyne remembering the words of her daughter, Olivia, who died in a freak accident during 2001, when a bicycle rack fell over on her, crushing her heart.

    For more of this story, click on or type the URL below: http://ads.qctimes.com/articles/2008
    /08/04/entertainment/arts_leisure/
    doc48947edd23308221794350.txt


  • Beginning, Wednesday, June 11, 2008 listen to Lulu's message of inspiration! www.villagetalkradio.com

  • Listen to FUN 107. Live!!!!! Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 8:00 AM. www.fun107.com

  • Watch for the Easton Journal! Lulu's story week of June 9, 2008. www.wickedlocal.com/easton

  • Sunday, June 8th in Braintree, MA
    Borders books
    Gretchan will be signing books from 2-4:00 p.m. Click here for a printable flyer!

  • Sunday, June 8th, 2008 read THE BOSTON GLOBE! Bella English wrote an awesome Lulu story!!! You gave Lulu her wings Bella!!!! XOXOXOXO. www.boston.com/bostonglobe

    That was the most heart-touching thing I have ever read in a newspaper. My family had just came back to Abington from Falmouth where Lilly, my 11 month old daughter, played for the first time in the ocean. When I finished reading the article I went straight upstairs to Lilly's crib and rubbed her head for an hour while she slept.

    Of all the toys she has, her favorite things are books. I plan on getting her 2 more...

    Thank you,
    Chris

  • Thursday, June 5th, 2008 cover story!!! The Brockton Enterprise Cover Story!!! Make sure to watch the Video extra! www.enterprisenews.com Click to read the article!

  • Saturday, June 7th, 2008 at 12:00 midnight tune in to WBZ radio with Jordan Rich!!!!!! Lulu will be there!!! Thanks Jordan!!! We LOVE you! www.wbz1030.com

  • LULU FEVER HIT THE OHIO AREA

    TELEVISION APPEARANCES:


    Friday, March 16th, 2007 at 6:00 a.m. on WFMJ TV 21

    Friday, March 16th, 2007 at 12:00 noon WKBN TV 27

    Friday, March 16, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. WYTV CH. 33
  • BIG LULU NEWS!!! May 2006! An article about Lulu by Boston Globe writer Bella English was featured in May 2006 "Ladies Home Journal Magazine!" Click here to read the full story.
  • Ladies Home Journal - May 2006 [click here] (Adobe PDF File)
  • ABC News Original Report - 12.3.2004 (Good Morning America) [click here] or [View media clip.]
  • October 15, 2005 from 1 to 5 PM. "Lulu's Rose Colored" YMCA Walk/ Run 5K was held for or the children of Wareham! Click here for event photos!>>>

    Listen for the following broadcasts to learn more about this very special event:

  • Fall / Winter of 2005 watch PAC TV for an interview with Donna Vecc

  • Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005 at 11 PM WBZ radio with Jordan Rich

  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005 at 11 AM WBSM radio with Evan Russo

  • The week of Oct. 3rd, 2005 listen to Reading with Robin

  • Fall all and winter of 2005: The New Bedford Standard Times, The Wanderer, The Wareham Currier, and The Boston Globe, with a live radio broadcast at the event as well!

  • July 29, 2005. Lulu, Gretchan and Anne were at Camp Angel Wings at the YMCA Camp in Mattapoisett, MA on Saturday, July 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. They read Lulu's book, and integrating the "I Have A purpose Program." Camp Angel Wings is an amazing organization where children can go who have experienced a loss in their lives. Angle Wings provides a safe, loving and fun environment where they can share in their grief, make new friends, learn new coping skills mixed in with a lot of fun activities. It is a beautiful spot right on the ocean in Mattapoisett. We are honored to be a part of this wonderful program! Thanks Deanna! http://southcoast.org/home/camp.html

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2005, Moreau Hall Elementary School in Easton, MA. Gretchan read "Lulu's Rose Colored Glasses" and talking with the children about following their dreams.

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2005, Decas Elementary School. Gretchan read "Lulu's rose Colored Glasses" to Mr. Roche's 2nd grade class!

  • Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Gretchan appeared CN8 "Night Beat." Lulu continues to work her magic!

  • HUGE Lulu news! The Pyne Family went on "GOOD MORNING AMERICA" with the wonderful anchor Robin Roberts -Dec. 3, 2004. View media clip.

    Everyone Looking for a book:

    We love all your e-mails from across this wonderful country and the world!!!

    To order online:
    Click here to order online.

    To order by mail:
    Click here for a printable mail-in order form.

    Checks may be made payable to Lulu Belle Books. Please send order to: Lulu Belle Books 264 Cromesett Road Wareham, MA 02571.

    All you fabulous New Yorkers looking for the book... head over to Walden Books Rockefeller Center [call first], 41 West 50th Street, New York, NY, telephone 212.245-6921.

    A special “thank you” to the beautiful family who drove 3 and a half hours to our New York book signing from PA. You made our day!

    Click here for the news story on www.abcnews.go.com/GMA.
  • Gretchan’s radio interview on “Reading with Robin” WHJJ AM RADIO 920, December 11, 2004 at 7 AM!
  • Gretchan appeared on ABC TV. Chicago Channel 5 Saturday November 13th, 2004 on the morning show!
  • Gretchan was interviewed on Friday, November 12, 2004 at 11:45 AM WGN Chicago T.V.
  • The Chicago Tribune featured a story about Lulu on November 12, 2004!
  • The Pioneer Press in Illinois had a beautiful story on Lulu & her family November 12, 2004.
  • The Chicago Daily Herald had a feature story on Lulu on November 10th, 2004.
  • PARENTHOODPLACE.COM Gretchan discussed and answered questions about her book featured on a live chat online at: www. parenthoodplace.com.Wednesday, October 20th, 2004, Evening 9 PM. (Eastern) 8 PM. (Central), 6 PM. (West Coast)

From The Standard Times By Tyra Pacheco 12.12.2003
". . .The two were driving in a car, and Mrs. Pyne was not in the best of moods. Lulu, in the back seat, donned a pair of rose-colored glasses. She then offered them to her mother. But Mrs. Pyne resisted.
"After much pleading and begging, I tried them on and it changed my whole perspective on the world around me," Mrs. Pyne recalled. "We ended up having a really beautiful day. In that moment I listened to my child, and I allowed her to change our entire day. (Children) see things so clearly. We get the grayness and they see all the colors."
Mrs. Pyne was inspired to write a book about that special day.
"Lulu's Rose Colored Glasses" is a book about the wisdom of simplicity and seeing the world through a child's eyes. . . ."

Photo of Gretchen and Olivia Pyne
Olivia & Gretchan Pyne

From The Wanderer By Kenneth J. Souza 12.11.2003
". . .although the story itself may seem like an appropriate literary metaphor for viewing the world with optimism, Gretchan insists the tale is true. In fact, each copy of the book comes with a tiny pair of rose-colored glasses tied to it with a ribbon, just like the ones Olivia wore on that day. "Her father bought her those glasses two to three weeks prior and she lost them," Ms. Pyne said. "It was a typical New England day, and I was feeling really bummed out and she found the rose-colored glasses in the car. The story did happen the way it is in the book! It was so profound to me how she changed my perception that day. I know the rose-colored glasses are a symbol of that and it makes it that much more special to me." . . .

  • Monday, May 9, 2005. WBET Radio 1460 am with host, Shelly Hienz. The power of love, miracles and how there are no coincidences.
  • Friday, April 30, 2005 PBS Television appearance, Davenport, IA
Photo of Gretchen and Olivia Pyne
Olivia & Gretchan Pyne
  • WOC radio with Jim Albreck and The Leader newspaper with Julie Jensen in August, 2004.
  • Fox News Coverage of the Palmer Book Store Book signing on Thursday, August 12, 2004.
  • Also on Thursday, August 12, 2004, a live interview with Paula Sands on KWQC Channel 6!
  • Sunday August 8, 2004. Feature Story in the Quad City Times, Living Section.
  • WBZ RADIO Sunday, August 1st, 2004 at 10 PM with Jordan Rich
  • WB56 10 news, Lulu's story was featured on Health Watch!
  • The Boston Globe The talented writer, Bella English's a two-part feature story in the Living Section on Wednesday, June 9th and Thursday, June 10th.
  • Interview on television station Channel 4 with Liz Walker on her Sunday morning show on Sunday, June 6. 2004.
  • Inside Cape Cod Magazine is featured a beautiful story about Lulu in their May-June 2nd, 2004 Anniversary Issue.
  • Books and the World, a Cape Cod cable public access television station show, featured Lulu's Story some time in May, 2004. Books & the World is the longest running weekly public access cable show!

Life After Loss Radio Show is a program of the One Bright Star Organization, www.onebrightstar.org. This weekly program airs on Mondays at 1:35 p.m., C.S.T. (2:33 E.S.T.) on radio KTOE, 1420 a.m,. www.ktoe.com out of Mankato, Minnesota.

We, as a family flew to Warren, Ohio in March to spread Lulu's message of love and hope to the Warren/Youngstown/Newton Falls Community. Gretchan was the keynote speaker at the Avalon Inn. The event's purpose was to empower mother's and women. It was a day we, as women, joined together to celebrate our lives and each other.

Our trip to OHIO was one of the most amazing Lulu events ever! The Ladies and Children of the Saint Mary and Joseph's School made us feel so loved and welcomed!!! We are forever grateful for their open hearts and their passion to make the world a better place! We will never forget our special time there and know that we will always have a special place in our hearts for all of you at the Saint Mary and Joseph's School. Our special thanks to all of the wonderful media, you allowed Lulu to work her magic and because of you, our event was beyond successful! For Rita, Kay, Wendy and all of you special ladies we are eternally grateful for your hard work, passion and commitment. And for all of you beautiful students... you ARE such bright shining lights! You help us all to remember the reason why we are here!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!!! Miracles and magic DID happen and now the because of love... a new playground this summer!!!! HOORAY!!!

With much love,
Gretchan, Warren, Dylon, Drew and of course LULU!

All of the money raised went directly to the The Saint Mary and Joseph's School in Newton Falls for a playground for these wonderful children.

The St. Mary and Joseph's school has a wonderful philosophy... That each child is a BEACON OF LIGHT! They teach their children that we can all make a difference in this world no matter how big or small. If ALL of our schools across this great nation of ours would incorporate that very same philosophy, I can only imagine how the world could be changed! Because of their heartfelt attitude, Lulu is going to make a difference in THEIR lives!!!

That is the POWER OF LULU!

Lulu is my "pay it forward." I believe that we can all make a difference BIG OR SMALL!

Click here for photos from this wonderful event!>>>

OHIO AREA TELEVISION APPEARANCES:

Friday, March 16th at 6:00 a.m. on WFMJ TV 21

Friday, March 16th at 12:00 noon WKBN TV 27

Friday, March 16 at 3:00 p.m. WYTV CH. 33

THE TRIBUNE CHRONICLE did a wonderful piece on Lulu, our visit and our mission.

Thanks so much to THE VINDICATOR for your wonderful story and coverage! It means the world!


Saturday, May 10th at The Old Company Store from 11a.m.-2p.m.

Old Company Store
5 Elm St.
Wareham, MA 02571

Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11th at Twigs and Tides Main Street Wareham from 12-2p.m. across from the post office!

Twigs & Tides
251 Main St.
Wareham, MA 02571

Please Come and experience the power of a mother's love!

Monday, February 24th at 6:00 p.m.
Gretchan is the keynote speaker. The topic writing from the heart. Sponsored by River Haven Books at The Hearth and Kettle in Weymouth, MA.

Luncheon

Bring you little ones for the FUN!
Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 9:00 till 12:00 a.m. Family Literacy Event at Sippican Elementary in Marion, MA. Gretchan will be reading and signing Lulu's beautiful books to the children at 10:00 and 11:00 am. Special prizes will be given to your children just before the readings!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 5:30 till 8:00 p.m. Family Literacy Event at Freetown/Lakeville Middle School. Gretchan Will be reading and signing Lulu's beautiful books at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Special prizes will be given to the children just before the readings!

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Saturday, May 8th
from 12:00-2:00
SISTER'S
RT 6 Mattapoisett
Mommy and Me PARTY TIME! "A Gift of TIME"

Saturday, April 10 at 10 AM - Noon Kaleidoscope Dance School, 378 Marion Road Wareham

Friday, April 9 at 7:00 PM at Keith Middle School, 225 Hathaway Blvd. New Bedford

Our dear friends from The Rhythm Room will be performing LIVE along with Gomes Elementary School students at Keith Middle School, 225 Hathaway Blvd. They will be showcasing the work that they are doing with the students at the Gomes School! This is part of our project "Dream, Believe and DO!" changing education through the arts! Please come for an awesome concert full of amazing energy! All of the proceeds will benefit the Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School and further manifest "Dream, Believe and DO!". Gretchan will be signing Lulu's newest book "Lulu's Lovely Dress That's To Small."

Tuesday, April 13 at 3:00 PM The Mattapoisett Library, 7 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett, MA - book readings, signings and art fun!
Saturday, March 27 at 1 PM Book signing and clothing drive at Old Company Store, 7 Elm Street, Wareham, MA

Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 10AM - Book signing and clothing drive at Best Friends Preschool, 10 Windsor Drive, Wareham, MA

Saturday, March 20 at 1 PM Book signing and clothing drive at Baker Books, 69 State Road North Dartmouth, MA


Thanks to everyone who particpated at the New Bedford Art Auction on May 21, 2009. Held at the The Art Works Museum the exhibit contained 800 original works of art including works from feature artist, Boston Smile Project's BREN BATACLAN!!! (www.bataclan.com ).

Visit A. J. Gomes School website for photos from this great event!

Speaking
April 3rd, 2009
Tabor Academy Marion, MA
Inspiring Tabor students as mentors for our beta site school

Speaking
March 18th, 2009
Wareham Community Association
7:00 p.m. The Narrows in Wareham, MA

Speaking
March 10th, 2009
Alfred Gomes Assembly Meeting 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Introduction and inspiration for Program Dream, Believe and Do!

Westport Rivers Annual Holiday Open House – Saturday, November 29, 2008. – 11am to 5pm - 417 Hixbridge Rd., Westport, MA. Admission is FREE! It is an honor to be a part of the Russell Family's annual Holiday Festival! Bring your entire family for a magical day of family fun!

Saturday, December 6th, at 1:00 PM.

Fund Raiser and Book Signing to help save our library!

At the Old Company Store Located in Wareham's Historic District at 5 Elm Street Wareham, Massachusetts, telephone 508-291-7871.

Thursday, October 16, 2008
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Lulu's House Of Hope! An evening of "Inspired Writing". Anyone who knows me know this to be true... I am merely Lulu's messenger. Lulu's books are her messages of love, joy and hope from beyond. Having personally experienced moments of pure bliss and joy... "Channeling your loved one through the power of inspired writing", is the theme of the evening and the goal is to experience our transcended loved ones presence and receive hope that they are ever present in our lives.

Saturday, September 13, 2008
Book Reading and Signing sponsored by: The Wareham Emblem Club at The Wareham Free Library. You can register for a free book giveaway!

Lulu's House Of Hope!

Our 2nd evening of Celebration and Transcendence was held on Thursday, September 4th from 5:30 to 7:30 PMat Lulu's House of Hope!

If you have lost a child and are searching for hope and true fellowship...

Our very first day of Celebration and Transcendence at Lulu's House Of Hope was in a word... AMAZING!! In a true Lulu fashion, there was a Monsoon! It seems that Lulu likes to christen all of her first events with a Monsoon! (The butterflies were safe... we released them in a laundry basket and realeased them the next morning.)

I have never been in the presence of such warm, open and loving people all in one room... I felt so honored to share the evening with such wonderful souls!

Held on Thursday, September 4th.

Love,
Gretchan

An Award-Winning Documentary About Grief And Healing "Space Between Breaths" held Boston Area Premiere At Arlington's Regent Theatre Thursday August 21! Click here for a detailed press release on this event!

Book signing at BORDERS BOOKS in Gretchan's hometown of Davenport, Iowa!!!
Saturday, Aug. 9th from 2:00-4:00 Borders Books 4000 53rd St. Davenport, IA

A day of Celebration, Transcendence and a
Butterfly release ceremony!!!!

Thursday, July 24
5:30 to 7:30 PM

Held in Lulu's House of Hope!!! (our first event there)! Hooray! Located in out back of Cromesett House.

A very special day for parents who have lost children to join together to share and celebrate the life of their child. It was an afternoon of inspiration and fellowship. At 5:30 we moved to Lulu's Garden for the butterfly release ceremony!

1st annual
Lulu Decorates The Earth Day!

Saturday, June 7th at 10:00 a.m.
at Best Friends Preschool in Wareham.
(One of Lulu's favorite places)!
Gretchan will read "Lulu Decorates Daddy", sign books and children can plant beautiful flowers in their very own decorated cup, bring them home and plant them wherever they want to make the world a more beautiful place! Click here for a printable flyer!

Saturday June 7th 11:59 p.m. (for our late night fans) WBZ radio with Jordan Rich







MARCH 20, 2008




Olivia Lynn "Lulu" Pyne
Olivia Lynn "Lulu" Pyne




Lulu's Rose Color Walk Family Festival!

Lulu's 3rd Annual Rose Colored Walk/Family Fun Festival was a magical, amazing day!!! With the spirit of Lulu shining through, the entire day was filled with laughter, love and fun! Together we made the world a more beautiful place while raising almost $10,000.00 to help the children and families of the YMCA and The Boys And Girls Club!

We raffled off 25 brand new bikes thanks to our wonderful local business owners! The Dick Melloni Youth Foundation gave away over 300 FREE bicycle helmets! Of course, as with every year... Lulu's special day would not be possible without the loyal, hard working ELKS of Wareham! The Rythm Room Band rocked and Jen Knee's voice was beautiful!

Thank you so much to all for every volunteer, every donation and every smile. It was a day of grace and we feel such gratitude for being allowed to experience the true beauty of the human spirit!

Lots of love,
Gretchan, Warren, Dylon, Andrew and LULU!!!!


>>>Click for photos of this great event!



Saturday, September 29th, 2007 Lulu's 3rd Annual Rose Colored Walk.

Sunday, September 16, 2007 -Dick Meloni Youth Foundation bike Ride. Click here for more information.

June 16, 2007 - A very, very special Lulu day! Shining Star School of Dance had a Lulu recital! All of the proceeds went to Lulu's Scholarship fund! We are forever grateful!

June 30, 2007 - "Let is Shine Day" Lulubelle Books and Rich Melloni (The Dick Melloni Youth Foundation) are working together! Rich and a bunch of his friends got a lot of folks to sponsor them to shave their heads!! All of the money went to the Children's Hospital in Boston and Lulu donated books to this amazing hospital!

Lulu's 2nd Annual Rose Colored YMCA Walk held on Saturday, October 14, 2006.
Click here for photos of this 2006 event!

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 Gretchan will be giving a "Lulu Presentation" to the students at East Fairhaven Elementary School.

May 8, 2007 Decas Library- A Lulu reading

May 2, 2007- speaking engagement to students at B.C.C.

April 24, 2007- A Lulu presentation at Decas Elementary in Wareham, MA. School with Mr. Roch and Mrs. Nelson's classes.

February 9th, 2007- Montessori School of Angels... Lulu fever hits the school of angels!!!

SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH 1:00-5:00 PM -EMPOWERING WOMENS' DAY! AT THE AVALON INN IN YOUNGSTON, OHIO.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH 2:00-4:00 PM -A LULU BOOK SIGNING AT BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC IN WARREN OHIO.


Saturday, October 14 October 2006 Lulu's Rose Colored Walk "Make It Happen Campaign" to benefit the Gleason Family YMCA and help provide membership for all of those who can not afford it. For more information about this event, sponsorship or volunteering.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, July 29 & 30, 9:30 a.m.- Book reading integrating the "I Have A purpose Program". Camp Angel Wings Mattapoisett YMCA. 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2006 10 AM TO NOON - BOOK SIGNING. THE FIRST 50 CHILDREN PRESENT WILL RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF LULU'S ROSE COLORED GLASSES BOOK! NEW BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT CRIME PREVENTION WILL ALSO BE ON HAND WITH CHILD FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION AND MCGRUFF THE CRIME DOG. BANK FIVE UNION SQUARE BRANCH, 174 UNION STREET, NEW BEDFORD, MA. [CLICK HERE FOR EVENT FLYER!]

TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2006 10 AM TO NOON -SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR INSPIRING YOUNG WRITERS TO FOLLOW THEIR PASSION. RISING TIDE CHARTER SCHOOL, PLYMOUTH, MA.

APRIL 25, 2006 - SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT/FUNDRAISER HONORING KHALIQ GANT AND HIS INCREDIBLE DETERMINATION AND FIGHT TO RESTORE HIS INJURED BODY. GRETCHAN IS HONORED TO BE A GUEST SPEAKER AT THIS INSPIRATIONAL EVENT ALONG WITH: TRAVIS ROY, TRAVIS ROY FOUNDATION, AUTHOR OF FIRST 11 SECONDS AND LAUREL LABDON, MS. WHEELCHAIR MASSACHUSETTS. 7 PM AT LINDSEY'S RESTAURANT WAREHAM, MA.

MARCH 3, 2006 MESSAGE OF HOPE AND INSPIRATION. ST. FRANCIS CHURCH IN MEDFIELD, MA. 8 PM

JANUARY 27, 2006 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT MESSAGE OF HOPE AND INSPIRATION AT SHIELDS MRI

OCTOBER 15, 2005 1 TO 5 PM. WE ARE VERY HONORED TO HAVE REX TRAILER AS OUR SPECIAL GUEST. HIS WORK CONTINUES TO MOTIVATE, INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE US ALL. WITH REX AND LULU JOINING FORCES, WE KNOW THAT THIS WILL BE A SPECIAL DAY WHERE FAMILIES CAN JOIN TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE CHILDHOOD! THIS DAY WILL GIVE US ALL THE OPPORTUNITY TAKE A MOMENT FROM OUR BUSY LIVES TO REMEMBER WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IN LIFE, OUR FAMILIES, FRIENDS, COMMUNITY AND OF COURSE CHILDREN! SEE THE WORLD THE "LULU WAY"! THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD WITH A PAIR OF ROSE COLORED GLASSES! Click here for event photos!>>>

JULY 23, 2005 CAMP ANGEL WINGS AT THE YMCA CAMP . LULU, GRETCHAN AND ANNE WILL DO A BOOK READING AND "I HAVE A PURPOSE PROGRAM." FOR THE CHILDREN THERE. MATTAPOISETT, MA

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2005 THE SWAN FESTIVAL - GRETCHAN AND ANNE WILL BE SIGNING BOOKS AND "CREATING" I HAVE A PURPOSE BOOKLETS! WAREHAM, MA

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2005 MINOT FOREST SCHOOL. LULU PRESENTATION WITH THE WHOLE SCHOOL!! EMPOWERING CHILDREN TO FULFILL THEIR FULL POTENTIAL! LULU SHINES THROUGH!

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005 MEETING WITH THE PTA. ALL WELCOME. MINOT FOREST SCHOOL, 63 MINOT AVENUE, WAREHAM, MA

EASTER SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2005 THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, PREEMPTION AND VIOLA, ILLINOIS. LULU WAS "PRESENT" AT THE SUNDAY EASTER SERVICES WITH PASTOR TOM WRIGHT AS HE DEDICATED HIS MESSAGE OF "VICTORY-OVER-DEATH" TO THE CONGREGATIONS. LULU'S MESSAGE OF HOPE PROVES THAT REAL LOVE STORIES NEVER HAVE ENDINGS!

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2005 MOREAU HALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN EASTON, MA. GRETCHAN WILL BE READING "LULU'S ROSE COLORED GLASSES" AND TALKING WITH THE CHILDREN ABOUT FOLLOWING THEIR DREAMS.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005 DECAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. GRETCHAN WILL BE READING "LULU'S ROSE COLORED GLASSES" TO MR. ROCHE'S 2ND GRADE CLASS!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2005 GRETCHAN WILL BE APPEARING ON CN8 "NIGHT BEAT." LULU CONTINUES TO WORK HER MAGIC! 7:00 P.M.



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