Kaiser grows a little greenerBy: Philip Wood, of the Auburn Journal
Gina Dacong, left, helps her daughter, Samantha, 10, plant a tree at the Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center along with her other daughter, Maddie, 6. Samantha, who has made a recovery from osteosarcoma cancer in her right knee, was asked by Kaiser if she would like to take part in the tree planting on the campus April 18. “This was almost like a second home here for us, and when they asked if we wanted to participate, we said yes,” said Steven Dacong, Samantha’s father. Doctors, employees and patients planted 43 trees during the hospital’s Earth Day celebration to help keep the campus shaded and to absorb pollution. The tree planting was a part of a larger event, where 40 vendors set up booths in the courtyard and promoted their environmentally friendly missions, which includ electrical conservation and green energy.