This Saturday, November 4, 2017, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA will honor Lauren with their 5th Annual American Cancer Society Fundraiser Benefit game. This year the DVC Vikings will play Santa Clara University. The game begins at 7:00 pm at Viking stadium. Once again, Lauren’s mom will speak prior to the start of the game, rain or shine. There will also be raffles of wonderful Lacrosse and American Cancer Society prizes throughout the game.
Lauren was so honored when they held their first cancer benefit game after she was re-diagnosed in 2013. They had informed the Contra Costa Times of the game and Lauren’s story and a writer from the paper came to interview Lauren. The story was on the front page of every newspaper in the Bay Area that the San Jose Mercury News owns. From that point on, readership of Lauren’s blog exploded and she felt she had found her voice. DVC Lacrosse provided Lauren with a forum to spread the word about childhood cancer awareness. For that, we will forever be grateful to the DVC Lacrosse team.
Below is the link to the DVC Lacrosse website that tells of the benefit game. Click on the “American Cancer Fundraiser Game” article for more information about Lauren and the origins of the benefit game. We hope to see many of Lauren’s blog readers and friends at the game!