Ten years later, the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund keeps Lauren’s legacy alive

Wayland Student Press Network 11/10/21: Ten years later, the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund keeps Lauren’s legacy alive. On the bottom of the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund’s website is a video of Astley performing a solo with the Wayland High School’s female a capella group, The Muses. She stands at the center of a semi-circle formed by her group members with her own microphone, singing Breathless by The Corrs.

Barely a month after her high school graduation and her 18th birthday, Lauren was killed by her ex-boyfriend. Within weeks of her passing, friends and neighbors of Lauren Dunne Astley launched the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund to preserve her memory. The Fund works to promote “healthy teen relationships, the arts and community service.”

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