Caroline graduated from Henderson High School in 2002. While at Henderson, Caroline was part of the championship soccer and lacrosse teams. She played varsity lacrosse and soccer for four years.  As a senior, Caroline was a captain in lacrosse and soccer.  

She received: First team All Chesmont in lacrosse & soccer; honorable mention all area in lacrosse, and all Chesmont Academic Team. Caroline was a member of the National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society while maintaining a 4.139 GPA.

She went on to receive her bachelor's and master's degrees in environmental science and management (magna cum laude) from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She made the Dean’s List all four years, and was part of the Phi Eta sigma Honor society. At Duquesne, Caroline continued her lacrosse career. She received Academic All Conference Team, and A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She was most recently employed as an environmental specialist for US Airways in 
Philadelphia and enjoyed being a contributing member to the BLUER committee 
dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in West Chester.

Caroline Gallagher Cranston passed away Saturday, May 8, 2010, at her home with family
 at her side. Throughout her life Caroline was an inspiration to those around her. 
She embraced living every day with a positive spirit — most notably 
in the last 21 months while she courageously battled leukemia. 
Caroline's compassionate and selfless personality positively impacted 
each and every person she encountered in her brief life.

She particularly enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, watching and 
playing all sports and, of course, hugging her dog, Karmen.


The Care for the Cure Foundation was founded to raise awareness and funds for blood cancer treatment, while supporting like-minded organizations.  Inspired by Caroline Gallagher Cranston who lost her fight to AML Leukemia after 21 months.

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