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Participant 580305

Tara Faiella
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!

Tara Faiella Before Tara Faiella After
Event Date
Apr 7, 2013
11:00 am
Rafters Sports Bar
Rafters Sports Bar
Amity St
Amherst, MA US
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Your donations fund lifesaving children’s cancer research

$1,840 raised
$1,500 goal


Hello, everyone! I am a senior at UMass Amherst. I'm having my head shaved to stand in solidarity with kids fighting cancer, but more importantly, to raise money to fund research that will hopefully lead to a cure for this awful disease.

I have always wanted to participate in this event and, as they say, there is no time like the present! I would be more than honored if you would support me in this journey. Your donation will give hope to children and young adults fighting cancer as well as their families fighting to stay strong through the hardest of circumstances. So when you donate to my fundraiser, you're doing much more than helping me, you're helping a child in need and contributing to finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Through my fundraising efforts, I would like to honor an angel named Mary Katherine Conroy. Mary was diagnosed in February of 2005 with an ependymoma brain tumor. She fought very hard, but this tumor was too much for any four year old to handle. On January 22, 2007 Mary passed away. I admire the strength Mary and her amazingly supportive family exhibited in their fight against cancer. I can only hope that I would be as brave and strong as the Conroy family is if I am ever faced with a struggle as daunting as theirs.

Thank you for your help!
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St. Baldrick's Kids

Sophie H.
  • Age 8
  • West Columbia, SC US
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
  • In remission
Jensen G.
  • Age 16
  • Quantico, VA US
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
  • In remission
Myra M.
  • Age 9
  • Boise, ID US
  • Other childhood cancer
  • No evidence of disease (NED)

Donor List

  • $100 - $249

    Kirsten & Toby .

  • Friends of Tara

  • $1 - $99

    Mr. TJ Griffin

  • Rebecca C Donnelly

  • Rachael Landon

  • Matt Orlando

  • Janeen L Kelleher

  • Ms. Madeline E Pizzuto

  • Emily Leung

  • Lauren Dewey

  • Laura Obrycki

  • Mrs. Jane Patterson

  • Colleen Murphy (2)

  • Ms. Maureen A Weiss

  • Kyle Leavitt


  • Mrs. Joan Landon

  • Meghan Collins

  • Caroline

  • Matt Miech

  • Mrs. Melanie J Kabilian

  • Tim and MJ

  • Joanne Klinker

  • Alix Gregory

  • Hanna Timberlake

  • Linda J Leahy

  • DiTullio Family

  • Chris Pestana

  • Chris Sluter

  • Lauren Durkin

  • Rachel Fucillo In Honor Of David Fucillo

  • Mr. William T Frantz In Memory Of Lauren F

  • Evian Resnick

  • Catherine Durkin

  • Ms. Shannon A Nagle

  • Anonymous (2)

  • Casey Sarno

  • Mrs. Regina E Lacy

  • Mr. Michael E Gonsalves Jr.

  • Madeline's Mom and Dad In Memory Of Mrs. Louise G Pizzuto

  • Marie & Justin Vogel

  • Meghan E Connolly

  • Ms. Allison MacAskill

  • Ms. Maggie Murphy

  • Nate

  • Rabbi E F P MD

  • Cathy McNeil

  • Mr. Scott M MacDonald

  • Stella Lemel

  • Meghan's aunt

  • Thomas and Sheila Faiella

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