A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, with visitation from 3 to 9 p.m. at Davenport Family Funeral Home in Crystal Lake.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Lauren Brown, 29, of Cary, Illinois, died as a result of ovarian cancer on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Rush Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Her parents Glen and Darla were overjoyed the day their beautiful daughter Lauren was born, Nov. 17, 1983. She was also adored by her big brother Eric. Lauren attended Cary-Grove High School where she was very active with soccer and social activities. After graduating in 2002 she dominated public relations at Arizona State University in Tempe. Lauren returned to Cary after graduating with a bachelors degree in 2007, and began her career working for the Chamber of Commerce in Barrington. To her many friends and family, Lauren will always be remembered for her sweet disposition and …
Diagnosed at the age of 30 with cancer, Jolene White is planning to showcase teal ribbons to mark September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.
Ovarian cancer is difficult detect in the early stages but for 30-year-old Jolene White of Woodstock, the doctor found a mass of tissue in her ovary during a pelvic scan, which led to a biopsy test that found gonadoblastoma ovarian cancer. “Thirty-year-old women aren’t diagnosed with this, it’s a rare form,” White said. According to www.ovariancancer.org, ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer among women but is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women, and is the deadliest of gynecologic cancers. White, who has been in remission for three years, is spreading the message about the cancer to educate men, women, children and the medical community. She began her journey partnering with the National Ovarian Cancer …