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Helping a Woman pays tribute to Amanda Lathrop

AHWAHNEE — A woman with $10 can buy another woman’s lunch. Ten women with $10 can buy another woman’s groceries. One hundred women with $10 can make a real difference in another woman’s life.

This month Help a woman (HOW) recipient is Amanda Lathrop and her HOW dinner will be on Wednesday, September 21 at 6 p.m. at The hitching post, located at 42592 Hwy 49, Ahwahnee. See map below.

Amanda is lovingly sponsored by Stefanie Romero.

Please RSVP before Sunday, September 18.

Amanda Lathrop is truly one of a kind. Amanda has three sons with her high school sweetheart, Jason. The community knows Amanda and Jason well because their boys play football and participate in many school sports. They always help others. Amanda enjoys watching children play sports and spending time with friends and family.

Photo by Amanda and Jason Lathrop.

Amanda and Jason.

In January 2018, Jason developed a headache and loss of strength in his hands. They took him to the hospital, where Jason was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor called glioblastoma. Jason and Amanda found a doctor who helped him beat his tumor.

About a month ago Jason started having dizziness, balance issues and feeling very sick. They went in with the doctor and did a new scan. The doctor delivered horrific news and confirmed that Jason’s tumor had returned. But instead of just one, he now has two aggressive tumors; it’s not the news everyone wanted to hear. Amanda works hard to find new resources and prepare Jason for this new battle.

Photo by Amanda Lathrop. Raffle and auction items can be dropped off at Tokens, located at 40410 highway. 41, Oakhurst, Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The HOW Oakhurst team includes Sue Higgins, Jennifer Snyder, Nancy Fikkert and Kim Morris.

Click on here to reserve seats.

How it works

• You must reserve your place on in advance. Registration starts at 6:00 p.m. and drawing at 7:00 p.m. Dinner is open. The deadline to respond is Sunday, September 18 at 11:59 p.m.
• To reserve your place, go to, search for the “HOW Oakhurst Celebrates Amanda Lathrop” event. Log in, click BOOK, SELECT a TICKET. Are you bringing guests? ADD ANOTHER TICKET for each guest.
• Dinner to buy at the restaurant. Important: Your dinner reservation does NOT include the $10 recipient gift which is payable at the door.
• A minimum monetary gift of $10.00 to the recipient is collected at the door, payable in cash or check only. Checks should be made payable to Amanda Lathrop.
• Raffle, silent auction and/or live items available! Raffle tickets available for purchase. $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets.
• ALL monies raised are donated to our recipient, Amanda.


• Interested in contributing to a raffle, auction item or donation? Drop off your gifts Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tokens, 40410 Hwy 41 in Oakhurst. Can’t deliver? We can also arrange pick up. Contact a HOW manager for assistance.
• Good men and children are welcome at our events!
• Want to make your own nomination? All you have to do is attend our HOW dinner and complete a nomination form. One person can complete one nomination form per dinner, so bring some friends! Not sure if your recipient qualifies to be nominated? Contact HOW Oakhurst for guidelines. Amanda will draw next month’s nominee at the end of the evening.
• You do not need to know our recipient to attend a HOW dinner. Everyone is welcome!

Photo of Amanda Lathrop and her family. The overwhelming emotional and heartfelt support we offer our recipients is the energy behind the Women’s Aid Organization. We look forward to sharing that energy with you on Wednesday, September 21 when we honor Amanda. ♥

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