Kendra Gives Back & LoLoStrong Lion Charm
November 17, 2021
Kendra Scott - Fashion Mall at Keystone
You're invited to Kendra Scott Fashion Mall at Keystone to launch the giveback of the LoLoStrong Lion Charm.
- November 17, 2021, at 6:00 pm
- 50% of proceeds from every purchase of this charm will be donated to the Pediatric Palliative Care Program at Riley Hospital for Children in memory of Lauren Hanawalt. Lauren passed away as a teenager in July 2021 after a five-year journey with cancer. This charm was selected by her family in her honor because she embodied the spirit of a lion - courageous, resilient and untamed - and lived every day to its fullest
- 20% of all other in-store sales will be donated
Lauren's mom shared the following with us about Lauren.
Lauren was first diagnosed with cancer when she was fourteen years old. She had just started her freshman year at Lawrence North High School. Her cancer was a very rare sarcoma. Through treatment, Lauren’s cancer went into remission two different times but each time she relapsed within a year. Lauren had 8 surgeries, 25 radiation treatments, 2 rounds of immunotherapy, and too many rounds of chemotherapy to count. Despite everything Lauren went through, she lived life to the fullest. Lauren was smart, sassy, confident and fun. Lauren always stood up for what she believed, and we knew she was going to change the world for the better.
In March of 2021, Lauren became very ill, and we realized she could no longer tolerate additional treatment for her cancer. After emergency surgery, Lauren spent over a month at Riley Hospital, and we worked very closely with the palliative care team. The team managed Lauren’s pain and helped us bring Lauren home to be with her family and friends. Lauren lived on home hospice for four months and during that time, the palliative care team cared for Lauren’s physical and emotional needs. They helped us walk Lauren to her death with both grace and dignity. Lauren passed away on July 23rd, 2021. She was 19 years old.