It is with deep sorrow that I have to inform you that Frances White, long-time fat swim coordinator and fat activist, has died. Some of you know that Frances had been in failing health for some time. She died Tuesday, October 18th; her family plans a private service and burial in the family’s plot in El Cerrito. The Fat Swim Coordinating Committee will organize a memorial celebration of Frances’ life in the near future. More details will be forthcoming.