Hundreds remember Lindenhurst mom killed on Mother's Day

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Hundreds gathered Friday for a vigil to remember the Lindenhurst mom killed on Mother's Day.

Diane Aluska, 55, gave up her life to save her 16-year-old daughter. Aluska and her daughter, Jenna, were walking home from church when a car barreled toward them in reverse. Police say Aluska managed to push Jenna out of the car's path. 

Those at the vigil paid tribute to Aluska by decorating a village square with pink ribbons, a symbol of her victorious battle against breast cancer. Aluska's co-workers and boss at the Town of Babylon Clerk's Office said she had a heart of gold.

"She's deeply missed," says Babylon Town Clerk Carol Quirk. "She was a very caring individual, awesome, awesome mother. She loved her children. She loved her family and this is just a tragedy."

In addition to the vigil, there are several fundraisers planned. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the fundraisers will go to Aluska's family.

Aluska's family members thanked everyone for supporting them.

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