Alamedans Support Those with Cancer

Miranda appears at the Maya Lin bake sale table, a very popular venue at the school’s open house.

Alamedans Support Those with Cancer

Two Alamedans suffering from cancer recently felt a warm outpouring of support from neighbors, family and friends.  

At an Open House at Maya Lin School on May 29, students, parents and friends held a bake sale to benefit Miranda Robles-Tuttle, a fifth grader at the school with bone cancer. Her classmates organized the sale to support an online fundraiser at to help her family cover medical expenses.

Another Alameda family has a relative in need of support. 

“Dennis Valerio, a former Elks Exalted Ruler, had a tumor removed and is recovering from surgery a little over a week ago. He is one of 12 children and I think about seven of his family members have shaved their heads in support of his recovery,” wrote Yvonne Valerio. “Our family has deep roots in Alameda and I thought this could be a great inspiring story.”



Dennis appears in the top right of this collage of his recently shaved relatives.