Mother of two boys killed on a Westlake Village crosswalk will thank community at vigil
The mom of two young boys who were killed in a hit and run collision in 2020, will pay tribute to them at a vigil on Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the tragedy.
Nancy Iskander told a court earlier this year that she will never get the image of two of her sons being knocked down and killed as they used a Westlake Village crosswalk on September 29 2020, from her mind.
A vigil is being held on Thursday to mark the two-year anniversary of the tragedy, which has scarred the local community.
"There aren't any words to describe how I feel about the support of the local community," Nancy Iskander told KCLU.
She said she hopes the vigil will be a positive and peaceful occasion, with singing and speeches.
Socialite Rebecca Grossman is due to stand trial for murder in relation to the deaths of Mark and Jacob Iskander, she denies the charges.
The vigil takes places at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village from 4 to 6pm on Thursday September 29.
Three Springs Park has special meaning to the Iskander Family, as it is Mark and Jacob’s neighborhood playground.
The organizers are encouraging attendees to bring their own chair and water to the park and are asking everyone to wear white or light colors. No candles are allowed.
There will be tables at the vigil to leave notes/cards for the family, a donation box for the Mark and Jacob Iskander Foundation, and 6-foot pictures of Mark and Jacob around the park.
The vigil program will have speakers which include Nancy Iskander, Ascension Lutheran Church and School, Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church, Ventura County Community Foundation, and friends of the Iskander family.
At the end of the vigil, doves will be released into the sunset.
The Mark and Jacob Foundation (www.markandjacobfoundation.org) was formed in memory of Mark and Jacob, and for the month of September, all donations to the boy’s foundation will be matched.
RSVP is requested at www.markandjacobvigil.com