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Progressive and Sonoma employees donate $10,000 in memory of dear friend Karen Russell
The staff of Body Plus (Progressive and Sonoma Nutraceuticals)
have donated $10,000 to the OICC in memory of their dear friend
and colleague, Karen Russell.
Karen was the first, full-time employee at Body Plus, starting in December 1994. She reached her twentieth anniversary with the company before succumbing to cancer on December 19, 2014.
She started as a bookkeeper, with many ancillary tasks, in the start-up phases of the company. Karen evolved to General Manager / Controller and unofficial "mother" to the nearly 150 employees of both Body Plus / Progressive and Sonoma Nutraceuticals. Her calm and steady hand on the tiller of these companies was a consistent stabilizer for their growth.
Karen's family (husband - Peter, grown children - Kyle and Alex, and new grandson - Dylan) spent many happy summers at their island cottage. She enjoyed a life rich with family and friends. They, along with her Body Plus and Sonoma family, will miss her dearly.
The OICC expresses deepest condolences to Karen's family and friends.
The donated funds will make a huge difference in improving quality of life for OICC patients,
in memory of Karen.