In 2011, we shared the memory of Colleen O’Farrell. A member of the Fox 25 News team, known for her indomitable spirit, she died from Triple Negative Breast Cancer at age 39.
Colleen lived with her husband Pete, and their two kids in western MA. When news of her illness broke, the surrounding commuity sprung into action, including children of the community. The story of what happened next was documented by freelance writer, Andrew Sullivan and published in the Community Advocate, 10/9/2009, excerpts noted below.
“Members of the 4H Horse and Hound, and Fox and Guinea Pig held a fundraiser to support Colleen O’Farrell’s Fight.” Attendance at the event totalled 500 people. Members of 4H supported the event by putting together baskets to raffle off