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Participant 666258

Rachel Lauren M.
is Shaving to Cure Childhood Cancers

Every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Help me fund the research that will save their lives!

Rachel Lauren M. Before Rachel Lauren M. After
Event Date
Mar 25, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location
Coaches United Against Cancer
Vaughan's Public House
59 Pratt St
Hartford, CT US
Participant Roles
Shavee

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Fundraising

Your donations fund lifesaving children’s cancer research

$4,940 raised
$2,000 goal

Message

WHY AM I SHAVING MY HEAD ????

I am a SOCCER Player! It is what defines me. It feeds my spirit. What if I got sick and couldn't play anymore? What would I do? How would I cope? I just don't know.

Although I am only 14, Cancer has already touched my life in many different ways. Beloved school teachers & personnel, as well as their young children, have fought the battle and lost: My Grampa Ralph and my Grammie Barb both passed away from Cancer (colon & lung). Many friends and family continue to fight: My Aunt Debbie and my "auntie" Joanne, have survived Breast Cancer. My Aunt Rosanne continues to deal with complications from Olfactory Neuroblastoma. Sydney, an amazing young lady and my dance peer for many years was diagnosed with Lymphoma just last year. She is doing well now but, what if that was me? Would I be as strong and determine as she has been? Then there is Scotty! A very special young man and his family whom I have gotten to know from neighborhood gatherings. He is my main inspiration for wanting to help "Fund the Cure". He has been battling a brain tumor for as long as I have known him. Although, I have never been told of all the difficulties & set-backs he and his family have endured, I know he is always smiling and working to raise funds for the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation. In his darkest moments, he has been able to refocus and search for ways to make a difference. I want to be that kind of person!

Last year when I joined my new soccer club in Farmington, CT, I learned of Coach Jon's yearly efforts to raise money for Childhood Cancer Research. This spoke to me. I wanted to be apart of something that would help other kids be able to keep playing their sports, keep dancing, keep being a kid. I am shaving my head as a small symbol of solidarity for my peers who have had no choice in the matter. I want to make a difference!

Can you help me in my quest? Every dollar counts! $5, $10, $20 ? It's all good!

Thank you for your support ... "Fund the Cure...2014" !
~Rachel <3
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Jocelyn E.
  • Age 6
  • Plainfield, CT US
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • In remission

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Donor List

  • $500 - $999

    The Ouellettes

  • $250 - $499

    Justin, Alison, Noah, Greta and Liam

  • $100 - $249

    Evans

  • The Brush Family

  • R & R In Memory Of Grammie Fellbaum

  • Ralph n Debra Fellbaum

  • Rachel Lauren In Honor Of My Peers Who Fight!

  • Ms. Kim, John, Julianna & Jamison

  • BDF & RRF

  • Susan Lewis

  • Miss Berkeley N Cecchini-Bond

  • April Parady

  • The Sabatelle Family

  • Leonard J.Tyl Middle School - Bracelet & "Hat" Day Campaigns

  • Scotty Davidson's family In Honor Of Scotty J Davidson

  • Pfizer Foundation

  • $1 - $99

    Terry Duffy

  • The Ventresca's

  • Wendy Edwards In Honor Of Scotty Davidson

  • Hallbauer Family

  • Miss RACHEL KLINEFELTER In Memory Of Mrs. TRACI HART

  • KLINEFELTER FAMILY In Memory Of RUBEN JOHNSON

  • Mrs. Jessica L Chenette

  • Mrs. Patti Winalski

  • Mr and Mrs Kevin Northcutt

  • Caron Family

  • Corinne, Mark, and Nicole Dutka

  • Mrs. Dawn M Chaude In Memory Of Charles e McCutcheon

  • Mrs. Jane M Murphy

  • Shayne, Tammy , Hannah and Emma Meyers

  • Mr. John F Waselik In Memory Of Mr. Harvey Davidson

  • The Navetta Family

  • Mrs. Kathy Hendriks & Family

  • Porter Family

  • Holland Family

  • Mr. David Marchini

  • Anonymous

  • Mrs. Linda Cesak

  • Mr. William Klinefelter

  • Jill Santacroce

  • Stronach Family

  • Beams Family

  • Mrs. Heather Chiasson

  • Montville HS Lacrosse

  • The Duperry Family

  • Barbara A Fellbaum

  • Auntie Barb and Jillian

  • Seamus Barry & Family

  • Kim Kotzan

  • Donna St. George

  • Pete Camacho

  • Mrs. Angela M Matlin

  • Mary Lou Rice In Memory Of Kyle F Mooney

  • Melissa Wright

  • Rose Tyron

  • Paul & Judy Blouin

  • The Zimmermans

  • Lynne Beard

  • Carmen Sierra

  • Julie Diamond-Greenlee

  • Mary Evans

  • Rose Tryon

  • Linda Danesh

  • Maryellen Westcott

  • Christie Lee Mazarelli

  • The Seibel Family

  • Mrs. Kari Magano

  • Mr. Joel Finnegan

  • Mrs. Pierce, MHS Science Teacher

  • Krucek's

  • Kozlowski Orthodontics

  • Mr. Theodore Richmond

  • Kolleen Callaghan

  • Mrs. Janella Carroll

  • Mr. Farrior In Memory Of Mrs. Lora Farrior

  • Rewers Family

  • Becky Alfonso

  • Jeffrey N.Fellbaum ... proud of my niece!

  • Robert Alves

  • Kelly & Len

  • The Beckwith Family

  • Mrs. Brenda Severino

  • Deborah Betz

  • The Campbell Family

  • Petia & Kristiyana Petrova

  • Mrs. Sandra Bascetta

  • Adele M. Consaga

  • Drama Mama 1 and Drama Mama 2

  • Ms. Nancy Kivlin

  • Anonymous - Oakdale Elementary

  • Kim E Frechette In Honor Of SCOTTY #beinganinspiration

  • Oakdale Elemntary School

  • Linda A. Stark

  • Mrs. Robin Tamburrino

  • The Terni Family In Honor Of Alice Williams

  • Meghan McKenna & family

  • The Price Family

  • Mrs. Catherine J Macri

  • Mrs. Kimberly Clark ... for my Dad

  • Sam Faust

  • Mrs. CYNTHIA L DiPietro In Memory Of Mrs. Elizabeth A Tocci

  • Kim and Steve Homiski

  • The McAdams Family

  • The Orbe Family

  • The Wainright Family

  • MHS - Faculty Dress Down" Day"

  • Denise, John and Mike Viar

  • Claire and Richard Gaumont

  • Tyl Middle School Dress Down

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