Honoring Laura Sanborn

Honoring Laura Sanborn

From CARDA California Rescue Dog Assoc

Laura was a GIS expert and created the first mapping layers many SAR members used on Garmin handhelds in 2000-2017 when SARTopo/Avenza and Gaia became more mainstream.

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We are saddened to inform you that Laura Sanborn [CARDA 589] passed away in the morning of July 25, 2023. 

Laura joined CARDA in 2006 and was very active with her first dog Rikki, going on over 50 searches. 

She is an icon in CARDA having had great influence and significant contribution to improving the organization.  She served as the Vice President (VP) of CARDA for 2 years and was instrumental in creating the VP Admin positions.  She sponsored many apprentices to Mission Ready Status. 

She suffered a stroke in 2015 that had devastating effects on her that she was not able to overcome.  She will be greatly missed.  Her positive impact will continue to be felt with the processes she implemented and the people she mentored.

In her honor, we are raising money for a legacy fund to provide all CARDA members with world-class navigation software and mapping tools.

The Bill and Margaret Reed have made an initial behest of ($10,000) and would like to see if other individuals might want to make a personally significant donation, in Laura’s honor.

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