Lauren Fitzgerald was an amazing student-athlete at Drexel University who lost her battle with a brain tumor in July of 2005 at the age of 20. Lauren was member of the Drexel Women’s Crew team as well as an active member of Delta Phi Epsilon. In Lauren’s memory, her family has started a memorial fund as well as a scholarship fund in Lauren’s name.

Since her passing, a Memorial 5K run has taken place the Sunday of Halloween weekend (Lauren’s birthday was Halloween) to benefit the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA). Members of the Drexel community, including members of Drexel Crew, Drexel student-athletes, coaches, staff, and members of Lauren’s sorority came out to the run to support Lauren’s family and ABTA. To learn more about Lauren, the ABTA, or to make a donation please visit