One from the Heart Awards Breakfast


with Featured Speaker 49er Great, All-Star RONNIE LOTT

Help us meet the $80,000 Matching Grant Challenge by November 22!

Thursday, October 21, 2021
7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Crowne Plaza Palo Alto
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

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Join us, Pathways friends and supporters, as we gather to recognize outstanding leaders in hospice and health care, and to provide financial support to ensure that Pathways will always have the resources to provide the state-of-the-art person- and family-centered hospice and home health care our community needs and deserves.


Ronnie Lott

“If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.” Ronnie Lott

Ronnie Lott isn’t just a good guy—he’s a great guy with much to tell us about perseverance and success. Ronnie was a great professional athlete, and after retiring, he proved to be an astute businessman and a bedrock of support for the most vulnerable in our community.

College and Pro Football Hall of Famer, eight-time All-Pro, six-time All-NFC, All-AFC once, and with 11 trips to the Pro Bowl, Ronnie Lott is considered one of the best players in NFL history. This is the man who helped the 49ers win eight division titles and four Super Bowls.

All those wins would be more than enough for most people—but not for Ronnie, who founded All Stars Helping Kids in 1989 while he was still playing pro ball. “I’m still trying to win,” he says. “I’m still trying to make sure that all kids have a chance to win, no matter where they come from.”

After 14 seasons in the NFL, including a decade with the 49ers, Ronnie retired from sports and turned his attention to business and philanthropy. Now Ronnie leverages his celebrity to highlight community issues, never hesitating to get personally involved as part of the solution.

Amazingly, Ronnie has never considered himself to be a particularly talented athlete, businessman, or philanthropist. He just always tries to do his best: “God always gives you the ability to do one thing, and that’s to try hard.” So Ronnie has always tried hard and done well in every endeavor, from being the greatest safety in NFL history to being one of the kindest, most steadfast, and giving people you could ever hope to meet.


Rita Williams, retired KTVU Channel 2 news reporter and recipient of multiple Emmy, Peabody, and Murrow awards, will again lead the breakfast as Master of Ceremonies.


Jenifer Miller, RN, BSN, accepted the One from the Heart Award on behalf of all Pathways Frontline Healthcare Heroes for their extraordinary service during the pandemic. See the video for her heartwarming tribute!

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