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This fundraiser ended on 04/08/12

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August 18th, 2012  **Please read the latest update on the update tab for the latest information on Amara and how we can help with donations for the children**

(April, 2012)

Seaside Preschool in Torrance is a small Co-op Nursery School that is a very close tight-knit family. We are hoping to help one of our families, as the mother, Amara, is battling cancer. This family and their story continue to touch our hearts and we are hoping by reaching out to all of you it will touch yours as well. Here is a brief story on Amara… On June 20, 2011 Amara was diagnosed with "Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (Breast Cancer), grade 3 with lymph involvement". Shortly after a mastectomy in September, Amara discovered three new lumps growing in the same area of the surgery. Until recently, the current rounds of chemotherapy with Taxol (and radiation) were effective in shrinking the cancer. That was the good news, however it appears Amara’s cancer has spread and is now in her chest wall and brain, which means they have to decide what treatment to use next. This is the on-going challenge of treating and living with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Amara and her husband, Dave, have two small children. They currently have a great support team helping assist them with daily family needs and activities. While the family is currently deciding on treatment, we at Seaside are reaching out to all of you to help in any small way you can to assist this family with their medical bills while they help Amara in the fight against cancer. Please make donations by clicking the Give Now button on this page. If you wish to make a donation by check, please make it payable to Amara Brown and mail it to: Seaside Parent Participation Nursery School Attn: Jamie Lacroix 4565 Sharynne Lane Torrance, CA 90505 You can also bring a donation to any of the following events: Chili’s, Thursday, March 1st & 8th, 11 am – 11 pm. 21835 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503 Chili’s will donate 15% of all proceeds to the Amara Fund. Kirtan (Chanting) and Healing Vibes with BhaktiMa and special guest Paul Eaglebear. Sunday, March 25th, 7 pm, Sheri’s Home Yoga Studio, 3712 W. 170th St. Torrance, Ca 90504 Party with Silent Auction at Mr. Pockets Sports Bar, Saturday, March 31st, 4 pm until it ends. 516 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Events - Silent Auction, Hula dancers, and Live Band. Mr. Pockets will donate 10% of proceeds. Thank you!

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