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Live for Lauren

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This past weekend, I participated in the Tupelo Komen 5K. I woke up at 5 a.m. to drive an hour and half to get there for the 8 a.m. start. And it was so cold. But it was all worth it. I finished with new friends and found some old friends, too.I met Randy, the husband of Lauren Groover, whom we featured in "Friends in Need" in the spring of 2010.

She was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2006 in Tupelo, a small town in Mississippi. She connected with other patients and survivors all over the country through Facebook and became the face for the story. Sadly, she died in 2010 (Saying goodbye to someone I've never met).Imagine my surprise when I saw the Live for Lauren booth at the 5K. Randy was giving out pink cups and telling everyone about the new foundation they had started in her memory - Live for Lauren. And he tells me people are still writing on Lauren's Facebook page.

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