Lacey Holsworth Memorial Set for April 17 at Breslin Center

By: News 10
By: News 10
A memorial honoring the life of Lacey Holsworth will be held at 6:30pm, Thursday April 17, at the Breslin Center.

Michigan State Athletics snapped this photo of Adreian and Lacey at the Big 10 tournament. (B1G TOURNEY CHAMPIONSHIP)

A memorial honoring the life of Lacey Holsworth will be held at the Breslin Center in East Lansing next week.

According to a post on her Instagram account, the Lacey Joy Elizabeth Holsworth Life Celebration will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 17.

The posting asks people to "come to remember Lacey wearing your bright colors and smiles--- tiaras optional :)"

Doors to the Breslin Center will open at 6pm and parking will be free.

The 8-year-old from St. Johns passed away early Wednesday after a long battle with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. She gained notoriety around the nation after forming a friendship with MSU's basketball player Adreian Payne.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that people make a donation to charity of their choice in Lacey's honor. Suggestions from the family include the Sparrow Foundation Pediatric Rehabilitation Fund (, or the purchasing of a brick with Lacey's name for the City of St. Johns Spray Park ( People wishing to make contributions directly to the family can send them to PO Box 101 St. Johns, Mich. 48879. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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