We’ve known Tom Larsen and Debbie Williams, longtime Grass Valley residents, for a decade. I met Tom when I joined the local chapter of the Cal Berkeley alumni club to help judge scholarships for high school students who were going to Cal. Later, I headed up the program. Tom and Debbie had a regular Christmas gathering at their home, where we celebrated with Sally Harris and other local Cal grads. Now Petaluma residents, Debbie is undergoing a bone marrow transplant to battle leukemia. Tom reached out today with a request to post this fundraising event on January 21 at the South Yuba Club run by the Carville family. Proceeds will help defer Debbie’s caregiver costs. The past six months have been daunting. I’ve been in touch with Tom over the holidays, and both he and Debbie are optimistic. We send our love to both of them in the New Year.