"Tricia's Trotters" is running in memory of Tricia's sister, Susan Lipani, who was diagnosed at age 12 with bone cancer and died at age 22. She was a graduate of Fordham University, where she majored in studio arts. Friends and colleagues said that Susan was tireless in her volunteerism, all of which centered on helping young children with life-threatening illnesses. Summer after summer, she returned to work as a counselor at Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children with cancer. Susan was a child life intern/volunteer at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, a volunteer at Gilda's Club in NYC and a speaker for TCF.
Susan had an intense love affair with the world. She loved it and loved herself in it and knew how much she had to give. At her high school graduation she won the award for the top female activist in the county, the Outstanding Teen Award from the Noxema Foundation and the Sen. Bill Bradley Award with Distinction for Outstanding Volunteerism.
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, has honored her with the Lipani Gallery housing photography works of their students.
Susan is missed by her three sisters, Tricia, Lauren and Allison (pictured).