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Lamont Gilbert received this award for exceptional commitment, service, creativity, cooperation, and leadership. It was stated that he actively participates on a board of a nonprofit organization heightening awareness about his nonprofit, and engaging other AAA employees to get involved.
The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter recognized Lamont and Sheila Gilbert with a "Heroes Award" for their "Acts of Kindness and Philanthropy." Lamont and Sheila received the award for their creation of the Nicholas Colby Fund in memory of their son – Nicholas – who passed away in 2006 and the thousands of personalized events & experiences they have provided to children, uplifting their spirits.
Among many activities, the Fund provides backpacks filled with toys, games, and other goodies to hospitalized children and care packages to their parents. They also host a luxury suite for sick children and their families at Oracle Arena in Oakland to enjoy events such as Golden State Warriors professional basketball, Disney on Ice, Sesame Street Live, and the World-famous Harlem Globetrotters.
Our World One book that brought comfort and hope to Lafayette parents
By Lou Fancher
The influence of a piece of literature, whether it arrives in printed form, or on the many mobile screen devices now available, is undeniable. Founders of international humanitarian organizations, battered women's shelters, groundbreaking chefs and restaurateurs, professional athletes and artists, Silicon Valley startup entrepreneurs and a host of other people trace their origins to the pages of a novel, a collection of poetry, or a non-fiction narrative......
Lafayette boy inspires parents to help other acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients.
By Lou Fancher
Contra Costa Times
LAFAYETTE -- One day, seated in the Oracle Arena at a Golden State Warriors' basketball game, a 4-year-old boy showed his father a sore spot on his wrist. Soon thereafter, their world would change forever.
The boy, Nicholas Colby Gilbert, would soon be diagnosed with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a vicious form of cancer that mostly strikes young children. He and his family -- parents Lamont and Sheila and Nicholas's older brothers Christopher, Timothy and Matthew -- began an epic battle with a disease whose rarity limits research dollars and whose cure remains hidden in the future.....
Help raise funds to benefit children with cancer by purchasing tickets to the Stonebrae Classic here in the Bay Area where it is more than just a professional golf tournament April 12-18, 2010. It is a community-wide celebration. From the Jerry Rice celebrity pro-am competition to the Junior Clinic, or the evening concert series, there is something for everyone. CLICK HERE
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