Carole Garcia
Carol Garcia

Carol Garcia's roots reach deep into the city of Roseville – five generations' worth. That might explain why, after getting her college degree at Sacramento State University, she returned home to raise her family and launch her career.

It's lucky for Roseville – and the greater Sacramento area – that she did.

Today, the community recognizes her work as a city council member, tenure leading the Roseville Chamber of Commerce and job as vice president of First Northern Bank.

But they may not be aware of her contribution toward finding cures for breast cancer through the Placer Breast Cancer Endowment that she co-established. The group has raised nearly $3.5 million for the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.