Twenty-six committee members, friends and family involved in the third annual 2nd Lt. Andrew Torres Memorial Golf Tournament, held July 9, gathered together at a La Cañada Flintridge home last weekend for a barbecue and to celebrate another successful event to raise funds for cancer research.
“We are so lucky to have a wonderful committee to run this event,” said Anita Torres, Andrew’s mother. “Len and I are so grateful to have such wonderful friends and Andrew was blessed to have such loyal and loving classmates.”
Andrew Torres was only 23 years old when he passed away in 2004 from a rare form of liver cancer. He graduated from Flintridge Prep in 1998 and was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. At his request, Andrew’s family and friends began to plan fundraising efforts to help fight this disease and for three years have worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funds.