Heidi Dedication plaque unveiled

Conference Center Named for Donor

Heidi speaking in front of her donation plaque

The conference center in the recently opened VacaValley Wellness Center was named after an area couple who made a significant donation to NorthBay Cancer Center, as a way of acknowledging the excellent care received for cancer treatment.

The James E. Lawrenz and Heidi Y. Campini Conference Center was officially dedicated in October, and the Vacaville couple's donation was the largest in NorthBay history.

“At first Jim and Heidi wanted to keep their gift anonymous,” noted Foundation Chairman Chris Sweeney. “But they realized they might be able to inspire others to give if they shared their story.”

Although Lawrenz, a long-time NorthBay Healthcare Foundation board member and former chairman, lost his battle with melanoma in 2013, he and his wife were very pleased with the compassionate care and advanced medicine he received from the NorthBay Cancer Center.

“Jim would have been delighted to see this new, state-of-the-art cancer center open here in Vacaville,” she said, “in a place where patients will be treated by kings and queens.”