UPDATE: The City of San Diego has officially declared Jan. 28 to be “Loren Nancarrow Day”, in honor of 30 years of service to the beloved San Diego new anchor.

Long time San Diego news anchor, Loren Nancarrow, passed away Dec. 28 after a brave ten month battle with brain cancer. After his diagnosis last February, Loren called Susan Taylor, Executive Director of External Affairs at Scripps Hospital, and asked for two things: he wanted to thank all the incredible people at Scripps for taking such exquisite care of him, and he also wanted to help as many other cancer patients as possible across the Scripps system. In addition to being an Emmy award winning broadcast journalist, Loren was also an avid organic farmer. He and Susan Taylor, Executive Director of External Affairs at Scripps Health, came up with the idea to name the Healing Garden at the Scripps Radiation Therapy Center, “The Loren Nancarrow Healing Garden”. It will be a place where his children and grandchildren can gather to feel his presence, and a place for other cancer patients and their families to come and feel some peace and tranquility.

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So far they have raised $108,000 out of the $500,000 needed to name the Healing Garden after Loren. There will be two benefit concerts to raise money for the Loren Nancarrow Healing Garden. On Feb. 9 at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach and on Feb. 21 at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. Loren’s son, Graham, has a band called “Nancarrow”, whom will be playing at both events.

Donations and a portion of ticket sales will be donated towards the Nancarrow Healing Garden. Click on the events below to purchase tickets:

Feb. 9th Belly Up Tavern

Feb. 21st  Rock in the Park Concert at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park.

To donate online and see the video that Loren’s family created, please go to: www.scripps.org/loren.

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