Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010


Renee’s niche is at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Huntington Beach. If you are interested in visiting, the cemetery is located on the corner of Beach Blvd & Talbert Avenue. The only entrance is off Talbert.Once entering the cemetery continue straight to the back left garden - Resurrection Gardens. It is the only garden with a bronze statue (she is not in the large mausoleum area). Her niche is located in the area surrounding this statue. She will have the sun shining on her throughout the day. When facing the statue, she is on the left outer side - top middle section. Please see attached pictures.

Renee’s niche cover will be completed in the near future.

The cemetery is opened from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily - soon it will be opened until 6:00 p.m. for summer hours.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Thank you

Where do we start when we have hundreds of people to thank. It has been an amazing journey that we have shared with Renee, each in our own way. Each of you have been an important part of her life. In some way, you have touched her and helped her gain the strength and guidance she needed to go on through her struggles. She inspired us with her attitude on life - she treated having cancer liken to having a headache and always made us “believe” she would pull through. That had to have been a reflection of the gift of love and support she felt from her family and friends. We thank you for that.

Now we have memories - oh, so many memories! We are so very proud of her and miss her so very much.

The memorial was beautiful. We know Renee was there with us in spirit. Thank you to all that attended and especially to those that helped so graciously to make that day be such a beautiful tribute to her. Please know that your sympathy and support have been very much appreciated - more than any words can express.

We will be keeping Renee’s website going for another year so check back as often as you like.

Hugs and kisses,
Elda and Jennifer

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Looking For Photographs From The Memorial...

Sunday’s memorial service for Renee was a phenomenal turnout, so many people showed up to honor her. We can not thank you all enough for coming! We’ll be posting a new entry very shortly regarding her service so please check back soon for that.

In the meantime we are looking to collect as many photographs from the service as possible. If anyone has images from the memorial or the reception please email them to - It would be extremely appreciated. (Once we collect some images we’ll be sure to post them on the website for everyone to view.)

Thank you!

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Week of Honoring Renee

This week we have been blessed with so many wonderful benefits and gatherings in honor of Renee. Tuesday night we got together for another fund raiser at Round Table Pizza in Huntington Beach and sold some of Renee's new BELIEVE T-shirts. Last night we had a very successful night at HB Tattoo with the FC Foundation. We raised over $2500 towards the memorial service and gave half of that to benefit the other survivors that the FC Foundation has been so kind to help. We had a wonderful turn out of all ages for both airbrush tattoo provided by Tribal Ink and the real deal by the very generous crew at HB Tattoo. We will be in the OC Register in the next couple of days so be sure to check it out.

Our next big night is a very special one. We are honoring Renee's birthday on Saturday night at HB Brewing CO. on Main Street. We will be there toasting the beauty and courage she taught us all and we will also have the new BELIEVE t-shirts and FC shirts. They are $20 cash only please.

Sunday will be the memorial service at Crystal Cove State Park at the Pelican Point Picnic Area off Newport Coast Drive and PCH. Although parking is free, there are very limited spaces so we ask that you car pool as much as possible. We will be at the beach so please dress warm and remember there is a chance of rain so please bring an umbrella. Following the service we will have a celebration of life at Flight Bistro & Social Lounge at 8082 Adams Ave in Huntington Beach starting at 4pm. We will enjoy a video and slide show of Renee as well as appetizers.

I can't thank you all enough for the amount of support you have all given in this difficult time. We have all been so blessed to have someone like Renee in our lives and although things are different, we will always keep her in our hearts everyday. Thank you so much and we will look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events. It always feels better to have people that know and love Renee around. :)


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Join us TOMORROW @ the HB Tattoo Benefit

Please come and Join us on Thursday, February 18th from 4pm to midnight to help Raise money
for Renee and the FC Cancer Foundation.

*** CASH ONLY ***
$50 - $75 for BELIEVE tattoos
$120 - $150 for Butterfly Believe tattoos

There will also be $10 Airbrush tattoos for those who aren't ready to get a tattoo just yet but still want to support. (Airbrush art will last about a week with proper care.)

100% of tattoo sales will be donated to the cause so be sure to tip your artist well, since they are donating their time.

Renee Benson Believe T-shirts will be available!

(714) 374-4948


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Upcoming Events

Thank you all for your support and for joining us in a celebration of Renee's life. I think we all agree that when we are surrounded by those who love Renee, that things seem a little easier. The turn out at Round Table Pizza was great and we sold out on t-shirts! We have more in the works as well as another benefit and a possible party on the 20th to celebrate Renee's birthday. We also have a benefit booked for HB Tattoo for Febuary 18th from 4 - midnight. Come in for your BELIEVE tattoo and all of the proceeds will go to Renee's family but don't forget to tip your artist.

Thank you again for all of the love you have given to Renee's family and to me. We so appreciate it. God bless.