Category Archives: Angels

Allison’s Angels

Allison’s Angels Socially Aware Students (SAS) and Serrano High School Socially Aware Students (SSAS) raised $277.36 for ChemoWize, a local non-profit supporting breast cancer chemotherapy patients, by selling pink cancer bracelets!

Top Fundraising Allison’s Angel’s were Jin Joo Kim and Morgan Morrison.  Pictured with SAS students Morgan Morrison, Kathelyn Gutierrez, Emma Griffin, Charlotte Caraway, Emma Beard and Atziry Perez are Jennifer Zumkley and Alex Peterson of ChemoWize .  With the help of teacher Deb Peace, parent volunteers are Andrea Morrison and Terre LaVogue, whose daughter Allison urged SASS to raise funds for local breast cancer patients after her mother was diagnosed. Tragically, Allison was lost to a car accident in October of 2014 just after her 18th birthday, but her friends, family and club continue her legacy.

Remembering Adrianne

Adrianne Marie Edgerly
5/16/1948 – 7/4/2016

d27c1b65-398b-4ad6-a87a-58357e6368cbFounding board member and secretary of ChemoWize, Adrianne Marie
Edgerly, passed away on July 4th. Her family was at her side.

Her father, Nicholas Lechiara, and her son Donny Pope preceded her in death. Adrianne is survived by her mother Esther Falsetto, husband Ron Edgerly, her daughters Nicki Boyce and Debbie Lynn, stepson Stefan Edgerly, and siblings Joanne Minello, Janice Kinderman, Michael Lechiara, James Lechiara, and Lori Weaver. She also leaves grandchildren Amanda Jo Pope, Jessica Rees, Jordan Rees, Jeremiah Boyce, Charlie Boyce, Levi Boyce, and great granddaughter Penelope Lanning.

Adrianne graduated from La Quinta High School in Westminster, CA and attended Santa Ana City College. She married Ron Edgerly on June 30, 1980 at their home in Wrightwood.

Adrianne opened Off Melrose in 2002. She changed the name to Willow Boutique and Salon when she moved to the current location in the village center. ChemoWize Corner started in an actual corner of Willow! The raffle baskets she created always had their home on her counter in the store.

Adrianne inspired ChemoWize.  Herself a breast cancer survivor, Adrianne conceived many events, helped organize and rally support for them all, and was present until her health no longer permitted.  She was inspirational during cancer support meetings and always had another great, fun idea to raise funds.

Her energy, grace, beauty, spirit, support and smile will be sorely missed.

Allison LaVogue – A Very Special Donor

Allison LaVogueAllison LaVogue lived a meaningful life.  Each day was a reason to rejoice, another opportunity to help others.  Allison became passionate about helping women with breast cancer while her mother Teree fought her own battle.  As Allison attended doctor and treatment appointments alongside her mom at City of Hope, she became very interested in the research that was going on to save women’s lives.  She encouraged her mom to join a study group, allowing her to avoid chemotherapy.

Allison was driven to raise money for local women battling breast cancer, so she urged SASS Club (Socially Aware Serrano Students) to get involved.  Through her guidance, sales of baked goods and pink bracelets brought in hundreds of dollars in donations for Chemowize.  Tragically, Allison was lost to a car accident in October of 2014 just after her 18th birthday, but her friends, family and club continue her legacy, baking through their grief to raise money for Chemowize again and again.  Let us never forget the joy that Allison found in her mother’s recovery, and the work still to be done to help others as we continue to be inspired by her compassionate heart.