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Please unite to help raise money to help Holly with her battle against breast cancer. Please show your support any way you can.

Holly, has recently been diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer. Following a routine visit with her physician, she learned she had lumps in both breasts; one side diagnosed as malignant, the other diagnosed as benign. After several consultations with her physician and family, Holly has elected to have a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Recently, Holly's employer invited, an outside provider of additional benefits such as Term Life & AD&D insurance programs to speak with their employees. Unfortunately, Holly missed the opportunity to obtain critical care benifits as her diagnosis was made one week prior and her condition was now considered to be pre-existing. No one could have known or done anything differently. The critical cancer care benefits would have allowed her to receive a lump sum payout to aid with the soon to come medical expenses. Holly will undergo her first surgery on September 10, 2012 at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck NJ. Following her surgeries, Holly will undergo Chemotherapy.

Holly is 38 and has been married to her wonderful and supportive husband, Jeremy for over 16 years. They have three beautiful children; Caitlin 11, Eamon 7 and Conner 3. Connor, their youngest, is recovering from a heart condition where a hole very close to a valve in his heart is required him to have weekly, then monthly, now bi-annual visits to the physician’s office to receive an echocardiogram. Since Connor is showing signs of improvement, his physician cleared Connor for daycare, Holly made the decision to come back to work in March of this year after a 4 year break to care for her son and family. Connor's physician as well as the family continue to keep a close eye on his health. Coping with Connor’s condition has been mentally and financially draining. With news of this recent diagnosis, her family will be tested even further. Their choice is to fight, and with our support we will help them get through this challenging time.

Holly is an amazing, smart, hard-working, dedicated individual. For those of you who have had the pleasure of interacting with her know there isn’t anything she wouldn’t do to make the best out of any situation and give you whatever assistance and support you need to ensure that your requests are fulfilled to your expectations.

The family, friends and co-workers of Holly Bowen are uniting to raise money to help with her battle against breast cancer. All monies raised will be used for Holly’s non-covered medical costs and related expenses. Your contributions can be made via this site and following the prompts. At the end of the fundraiser, Give Forward will send a check directly to Holly inclusive of all the wonderful donations given by you. If you would like to send a donation by mail, please send checks to: .

Holly Bowen
158 1st Avenue
Manasquan NJ 08736

If you have any questions, or suggestions, or just need to contact someone from the family, you can certainly do so. Holly and Jeremy can be reached at

All your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated!

Warmest regards,

Amy Timpanaro

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