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Lauren Bender's Fundraiser:

Relay For Tay Lori's Friends and Family :)

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EVENT: Relay For Tay

Lauren Bender


Lori Duckstein wrote -

Relay For Tay is organized by Tay-Bandz, Inc. (a 501(c)3 non-profit organization). All donations are tax deductible and at least 95% of funds raised go directly to pediatric cancer research.


I was blessed to know Taylor Matthews.  She was funny and made everything in life an adventure. School came easy to her. Friends and Family meant the world to her and she loved her life.   

When Taylor was 11 she was diagnosed with cancer. For almost five years she fought hard and gracefully but lost her battle to cancer in her junior year of High School.   

Taylor did not waste a moment of her life on self-pity. Instead, with the help of her family she founded tay-bandz, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding pediatric cancer research. 

Before Taylor lost her battle she visited college campuses in hope that she might actually, one day, get to go to college like you and I did. But while her hopes were not realized, her dreams may yet be. Taylor had one great goal, that “one day, no child will ever face cancer." Lets make it happen!

This year, ten of Taylor’s close friends are each sponsoring a “Relay for Tay” at various colleges and universities as a way of honoring Taylor’s dream and her intense desire to go to college. I will be walking at four of the relays :)

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The Team: $1,734 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Lori Duckstein

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87% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Lauren Bender

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Stuart Gross

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