A woman who caught the heart of the Bay Area and the much of country will be memorialized this weekend.
Jen Bulik-Lang died earlier this month after battling lung cancer. She was given the wedding of her Pinterest dreams this summer thanks to the kindness of strangers. Her story aired on NBC Bay Area's Bay Area Proud series.
Jen, 35 years old, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer earlier this year. She said the news she had just four to six months to live motivated her to "focus on life." Part of that committment meant marrying Jeff, her boyfriend of six years. The two became engaged in mid-July, with a plan to wed just two weeks later.
Wedding planner Erica Ota stepped in and got many many others to help her pull of the wedding of Jen's dreams.
Her memorial is scheduled for this Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Cusimano Colonial Mortuary in Moutain View. The exact address is 96 West El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040.
The memorial is open to the public.
Jen's family asks that, in leiu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation.
NBC's "Today" show aired a story about their wedding as well. As a result, the Langs recieved well-wishes, blessings, and donations to help with Jen's medical costs from people around the world.
In the weeks after their wedding the Langs took advantage of generous offers of places to stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Sausalito and Lake Tahoe.
On August 15, Jen posted an entry to her blog titled, "Uncertainty." "When will my life go back to normal?" she wrote. She ultimately decided it likely never would. She concluded by writing, "I have to laugh at the insanity because this is so out of my control. I think I should have some control over this but I really don't."