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...
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.)
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
News & Media
Television & Radio Appearances
New & Magazine Articles
From The Standard Times By Tyra
From The Wanderer By
Kenneth J. Souza 12.11.2003
Olivia & Gretchan Pyne
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,.
out of Mankato, Minnesota.
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!>>>
Old Company Store
Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11th at Twigs and Tides Main Street Wareham from 12-2p.m. across from the post office!
Twigs & Tides
Please Come and experience the power of a mother's love!
Monday, February 24th at 6:00 p.m.
Bring you little
ones for the FUN!
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!
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 ).
April 3rd, 2009
Tabor Academy Marion, MA
Inspiring Tabor students as mentors for our beta site school
March 18th, 2009
Wareham Community Association
7:00 p.m. The Narrows in Wareham, MA
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
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.
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!
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
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 & 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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