from left: John Mundy, Carol Ferguson, 
Marylin Tierney, Rosemarie Szczucki, Janet LaRosa
Ann Mignoni Mundy
John Mundy, Donnie Petolillo
Gotta Have Heart Appeal
by Cate Murway

Taking care of our tickers should be made a top priority year round, but it is especially in February that everyone should take particular care to focus on heart issues. It is National Heart Month.

Heart Disease Affects Everyone so Don’t be Silent about the Silent Killer!
The fact is: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. 
That’s approximately one woman every minute!
Christine Mundy Leffler lost her beloved mom in November 2014. “Awareness is crucial. Any symptoms need to be checked. Nothing is insignificant.”

This year's Lower Bucks Ann Mignoni Mundy Memorial Heart Dinner will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm at Cesare's Italian Ristorante. Special “guest” is Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer, proprietor of Cesare’s, Donnie Petolillo. Cesare's, a family tradition for over 70 years is owned and continuously operated by the Petolillo family. 
Cash bar and raffles! Please wear something Red!

Ticket donation is $50.00 per person for the dinner of your choice of chicken, fish or veal with delicious homemade oven-baked biscotti for dessert. The tickets are selling quickly, so hurry, purchase your tickets at Mignoni Jewelry & Gifts, 200 Mill Street, Bristol Borough, PA. 
All proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Stroke Association. Donations are going to where it’s needed most, for education and research on heart disease and stroke in memory of the late Ann Louise Mignoni Mundy, a dearly loved and a very kind, gentle and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. Her authentically kind soul and elegant manner endeared her to all who were fortunate to know her. Ann loved her family dearly, especially her granddaughter, Rachel Ann.

The Mignoni - Mundy family has received recognition from the American Heart Association for their passionate, unwavering dedication to making Bucks heart healthier by raising awareness and for the most generous donations to the AHA from the Ann Mignoni Mundy Memorial Heart Dinner held annually at Cesare's Restaurant.
Donations will support such life-saving efforts as research, education, advocating for better health, improving patient care and reaching populations at risk.

Auctions make the Ann Mignoni Mundy Memorial Heart Dinner a very cool FUNdraiser!
“Ann loved pearls!” Mignoni Jewelry is generously donating a stunning, excellent luster Akoya cultured pearl necklace with a 14K gold clasp. 
“Every woman loves pearls”, Carol acknowledged. They are prized, shimmering iridescent gemstone staples that often become family heirlooms. Pearls are always appropriate, an unparalleled classic; great with everything from blue jeans to evening wear.

Donated Auction gifts run the gambit of different price ranges and include a 2-night stay in NY with a round trip limo ride, and a selection of quality creative handmade items including beautifully stitched with care quilts, truly warm works of art.

A masterfully done 18” x 24” framed and ready for hanging acrylic painting original of the Bristol waterfront landscape from the waterside with one of the docks looking toward the wharf has been donated by the Owner/Designer/Artist at Wynne Graphics, Robert John “Bob” Wynne, BHS ’65, a childhood friend of Donnie. 

The renowned artist’s numerous accrued honors include the American Graphic Design Award; the Art Direction Magazine Certificate of Distinction; Potlach Award of Excellence; Zellerbach Award of Excellence; and the Los Angeles Art Directors Award.
Take note: Cesare’s tomato pie was always Bob’s favorite. “When I visit Bristol, I always pick up a pizza. That pie means Bristol to me!” While living in Bristol, he often went down to the river and painted. Bristol is one special town that Bob holds very dear to his heart.
BHS Classmate, Carol, a proprietor of Mignoni Jewelry & Gifts, once shared, “He is very talented; always has been. He loved sharing his abilities and we were in awe of his sketching ability.”

Want to make a real difference? Be a contributor. Every bit helps!
Do it to remember a loved one, or to raise awareness about heart disease.
Celebrate the life of someone you love by giving to the Heart Foundation in their memory.
When you donate to the American Heart Association, you are joining in the fight against our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. “We thank everyone in the community for their contributions in memory of our sister, Ann and we are delighted that all proceeds go directly to the AHA”, confirmed Carol.
“It’s the people at the event who make the event. Good cause. Good group of people. A lot of fun!” confirmed Donnie. 
The AHA can’t do their lifesaving work without people like you. Have a heart!

Deaths from heart disease and stroke have declined slightly, yet both diseases remain among the leading causes of death in the United States, new federal statistics show. The increase in death rates among younger Americans may be explained in part by the earlier onset of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other conditions that may lead to heart disease and stroke.
Heart disease and stroke risks may be prevented by changing behaviors, access to healthcare and management of high blood pressure and diabetes and other risk factors. The AHA mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

P.S. there is no such thing as just a little heart attack.

Cesare’s Italian Ristorante
1407 Radcliffe Street
Bristol Borough, PA 19007
Call Mignoni Jewelry & Gifts 215.788.3243 with any questions.

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