Our big goal for 2016 is to finalize our grant with a local hospital to build a library in Nora’s name. We are still working on the details. We hope to make an announcement soon – maybe in time for Nora’s birthday in December.
A Bench for Nora
We also would like to dedicate a memorial bench to Nora in Golden Gate Park. Unfortunately, the organization that runs the commemorative bench program has been on “hiatus” since Nora died. They have been telling us for two years that they are re-designing the program. Essentially they need to decide on the cost and renewal period for the benches.
We would like to ask you to reach out to the San Francisco Parks Alliance and ask them to finalize the commemorative bench program details.
You can call, email or send a letter:
SF Parks Alliance
1663 Mission, St, Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94103
Here is sample text to paste into your email:
Dear SF Parks Alliance,
I am writing to encourage you to move forward on the memorial bench project. Today marks the two-year anniversary of the passing of Nora Thelma Boström whose parents deeply wish to have a memorial bench placed at Nora’s favorite spot where she played with the ducks at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. We strongly urge you to move forward with this project to fulfill their wish to share their daughter’s memory with visitors to the park.
We have also started a Twitter campaign #abenchfornora to ask the SF Parks Alliance to move forward on the memorial bench. Please send a tweet in honor of Nora. See the campaign here.
We hope to achieve more in the years to come. We thank you for your support.