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Participant 524921

Mary DeMilia
is Shaving to Cure Childhood Cancers

Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Help me fund the research that will save their lives!

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Event Date
Feb 23, 2012
4:30 pm
RBC Center
RBC Center
1400 Edwards Mill Road
Raleigh, NC US
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Your donations fund lifesaving children’s cancer research

$350 raised
$500 goal


"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell."
-Lance Armstrong
I was diagnosed with cancer. It was devastating. I had numerous tests performed over several weeks, and enthralled myself into scientific and statistical analysis of my diagnosis. It scared me. What could I do? Do I "emotionally give up or Fight Like Hell"? I choose the latter.

I am so thankful for my physical strength. I was able to bike the le Tour de Femme in the middle of treatments, and am the meet director for theSwim Across America Event at the Triangle Aquatic Center. I plan on swimming the 5k and relay (yes in the middle of treatments).

However, the next task was laid before me. I had to go through more chemotherapy. And yes, my hair will fall out again. Could I possible overcome my emotional fears and have my head shaved in public for this worthy cause or do I hide in private?

On Feb 23, I was able to have my head shaved in public. Yes, it was so much harder on me than my bike-a-thon or swim combined. But now that I overcame my fear, I will see through it to raise even more money for this cause.

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Donor List

  • $250 - $499

    Aaron Ward

  • $1 - $99

    Ms. Jennifer M Lumer

  • Jeffery S Mullis

  • Never, never, never give up. ~Winston Churchill

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