Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Message from Lauren Padgett on Breast Cancer

Walk For Hope To Cure Breast Cancer

I just wanted to inform everyone that I'm not only doing this Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer, to aid cancer victims; I have volunteered to do this special walk in honor of my Nana, she passed away on May 14, 2007 from breast cancer.

Her case was a little bit different from others. The doctors gave her a few months to live about 3 years ago. Well she proved those doctors wrong! She kept on fighting the entire time and ended up living much longer than predicted.

I remember when I first found out my Nana had breast cancer, I was devastated as was my family. I remember saying to myself why her? She is such a loving and good person and to top it off my grandma. I always knew she was a fighter and she knew it wasn't her time to go.

I cherish the last few years I have had with my Nana. She was always there for me any time I needed her. She always had answers to any questions I had about life or just anything. I always would go to her for any advice I needed, as it was always good advice! I just hope one day we will be able to find a cure for this horrible cancer so others won't have to lose loved ones in such a horrible way.

Thank you to everyone for your support and donations. I never thought I would be over my original goal of $300 by now as I just signed up for the walk on Monday, October 15. I have raised the bar a little bit and I hope you will all support me!

In Loving Memory
Mary Bridget Martinez
January 19, 1941 - May 14, 2007

Lauren G. Padgett

Editors Message: Yesterday I visited our human resources office at the Olympic Facility seeking the matching gift form from the Tribune Company. When I was unable to locate the form I asked our representative, Sam Parks, if he could supply the needed form to match my one-hundred dollar donation, and Sam told me "The Tribune has reached it's limit this year for matching employee contributions". WOW, I said to myself. I challenge all Tribune Employees to make a donation, even if our company will not do so, by clicking on the link below the picture or clicking on the title of this post. If you would rather donate by check or money order feel free to contact me for the file I will send via email. Thank you, Edward


Nubia said...

I would be ashamed to say the company had reached it's limits! Are there limits to what they pay their execs?

Just when you thought they could stoop no lower.

Go figure.

Chef Debi said...


You are to be applauded for your efforts in the fight against breast cancer. I participated in the Susan G. Komen walk two years ago in San Diego and it was a fulfulling and spiritual experience I will never forget. I had a scare back in 2002 and thank God it was just that; I felt it was my way of showing my gratitude by participating in the event.

I will make sure to get my pledge to your Dad.

Good Luck,


Lisa C said...

Lauren, I honor you in your efforts to take on this challenge in the memory of your Grandmother. I wish you the best. I know your Dad is proud!

It's great to hear that you have exceeded your original goal. I will do what I can to contribute.

Lisa C

Chef Debi said...


I sent your pledge to the attention of "Peng Garbo"....and once again, thanks for all the women and men who will benefit from your gallant efforts in stamping out this dreaded disease!!!