Perspective Of Yet Another Night Owl

Light The Night in Memory of Tara Chartak Semak

As some of you know, nearly 3 years ago I lost a young lady who was very dear to me. Tara Chartak Semak was a much loved woman, who touched many lives. She was a mother, wife, my sister, daughter and friend who loved the people in her life with a fierceness that couldn’t be denied. On October 4, 2011, my sister lost her nearly two year battle with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. In losing Tara we all lost a piece of ourselves that day.  For me, that piece was a huge chunk of my heart.


Once again, this October 17, 2014, her family, friends and loved ones will Light the Night at Reston Town Center in remembrance of our beloved Tara. In the spirit of Tara’s fierceness we are trying to raise funds and walk to promote research for finding a cure for cancer. Much like our mission with Cancer Sucks, we’re in this together, we’re in it for Tara. Over the last two years Team Tara has raised over $10,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society/Light the Night. This year, although we haven’t reached those same numbers, we still have the same fighting spirit that Tara displayed all through her illness and in her life in general.

We try to continue to help raise funds so that others, one day, won’t have to go through the heartache of losing someone they love to Leukemia or Lymphoma. When you donate this year, please consider making a donation to LLS. Every little bit helps in the fight against cancer. If you aren’t in a position to donate, please continue to help raise awareness so that the research for a cure can continue.

This year the walk is on Friday October 17, 2014 05:00 PM at Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20191. Your participation in the Light The Night Walk will save lives today. You can check our website here: and click the Donate Now button!

Be sure to check back frequently to see our progress, and thanks for your support!  Even if you aren’t a part of Team Tara, please just consider the LLS organization.


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