Wednesday, January 7, 2015, I was surprised to see my beautiful daughter’s smiling face on the front page of the Elk Grove Citizen. They were honoring Elk Grove’s Leaders, Trailblazers, and other inspirations. They were profiling those who passed away in 2014. Lauren’s beautiful modeling picture graced the story’s main page. What a surprise and honor to see that the Elk Grove Citizen felt she was an inspirational person the city lost. She was also the youngest, with the next youngest being in his 50’s. Attached is the link to the article: http://www.egcitizen.com/articles/2015/01/09/news/doc54ac75dc32022617398935.txt
Upcoming event alert! Diablo Valley College continues to support cancer awareness and keep Lauren in their hearts. On Friday, January 30th the men’s and women’s basketball teams with be having a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and will be holding the event in honor of Lauren. The swim team will also be in attendance to show their continued support of Lauren and how much they meant to each other. The event is Coaches vs. Cancer, which is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
There will be a pregame ball presentation with the swim team and coaches prior to the women’s game. Lauren’s dad and I will be saying a few words prior to each game. We continue to be amazed at the ongoing love and support from Diablo Valley College Athletics.
The women’s game starts at 5:30 pm. and the men’s game starts at 7:30 pm. at DVC in Pleasant Hill. Please come out to Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill and support this wonderful event. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
Such a beautiful girl and inspiration. Still and always missed.