When Janae Bowie decided she wanted to hold a fundraiser in memory of her mother, Diane Minnick, volleyball rose to the top of the list.

Diane was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in March 2020 at 61 years of age and passed away in December. Janae describes her as “a very caring, loving and selfless woman who always put others before herself. She touched many hearts in her community.” She also loved sports, including biking, playing pickle ball, and especially volleyball.

Diane’s cancer had the EGFR mutation, and Janae’s fundraiser went towards the EGFR Resisters/LCRF partnership to raise funds for new EGFR-positive lung cancer research projects. The memorial volleyball tournament took place Aug. 22 in Westminster, CO, and so far, has raised over $7,700.

Thank you to Janae, her family and friends for all their hard work and efforts into making this fundraiser a success!