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Catholic Memorial School helps raise more than $30k for breast cancer research

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  October 23, 2012 03:42 PM

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(Ellen Eberly / Catholic Memorial)

Students at Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury helped donate more than $30,000 for breast cancer research this month during a six-week fund-raising campaign.

The campaign led up to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk along the Charles River Esplanade on Oct. 14, at which about 450 of the school’s students along with parents and nearly 50 faculty participated, school officials said.

Last year, Catholic Memorial won first place in the walk’s “High School Challenge” for raising more money than 30 rival schools from across the state, according to the school.

Among those leading the school was Tara Shuman, who is the wife of 1998 alumnus Brian.

“A little over a month ago I was diagnosed,” Shuman told the audience, according to the school. “Three weeks ago I had a double mastectomy. And a week ago I started chemotherapy. Even though I'm feeling a little sick today I want to walk with all of you.”



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(Ellen Eberly / Catholic Memorial)

Tara Shuman, Brian Shuman and Deb McCourt accept the 2011 “High School Challenge” award on behalf of Catholic Memorial.

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