Chloe Posadas

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I'm taking part in Bandanna Day to stand up to cancer!

My name is Chloe Posadas and I am taking part in Canteen’s Bandanna Day this year to support young people when cancer crashes into their world.

Cancer has impacted my family on both sides, and earlier this year, my beautiful friend Tara passed away after being diagnosed in 2019 with Epithelioid Sarcoma. Tara was far too remarkable for this world, so she now rests in Neverland, watching over her kind family, and selfless friends. 

Canteen is the game changer. They help young people cope with cancer in their family, rebuild their foundations and connect with others in the same boat.

Please help me to reach my goal and together we can take a stand for young people affected by cancer. 

So with a charity close to my heart, and Tara looking down upon me, I will be fundraising and cutting my hair to support this cause.

Thank you for your love and support!

Love Chloe x

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Why am I doing this fundraiser?

Saturday 11th Sep
My motivation to participate in this fundraiser is my beautiful friend, Tara Neilsen.
Tara and I met in 2019 when we both started at St Mary's Senior High School. We had a bunch of classes together, and some free periods together which were often spent with Tara culturing me about all things drama, musical theatre, Taylor Swift and sharing our love for the band 5 Seconds of Summer. She had a passion for performing and her talent was truly a gift.
Throughout year 11, Tara experienced extreme pains in her arm, which was originally diagnosed as tendonitis. Overtime, her pain worsened and eventually she had to undergo various tests and procedures, all despite her fear of needles. Eventually, a lump was detected in her elbow, which was later diagnosed at Epithelioid Sarcoma, a rare, slow growing type of soft tissue cancer. She underwent radiation while constantly persevering and continuing to do the things that were important to her, such as drama performances, school work and spending time at the theatre wherever possible. Tara was always studious, hard working, determined, bright and kind despite the challenges she was faced with. 
As 2020 rolled around and we tumbled into the intense world that was year 12, combined with the impacts of COVID-19, Tara's lung collapsed. She spent lots of time in and out of hospital, then had more tests, scans and procedures, Eventually, this revealed that the cancer had spread to her lungs. Determined as always, she sat some of her trial HSC exams before her lung collapsed for the second time. Weeks later, Tara began chemotherapy and despite the rollercoaster of cancer, her brightness never dimmed. She was constantly radiating kindness, positivity and warmth through everything. 
We graduated at the end of 2020, and Tara had graduated with multiple early entries to various universities and was named as a distinguished achiever for her HSC results, despite the impacts cancer had on her final school years. Tara was always a force to be reckoned with.
During Christmas and New Year's Eve of 2020, Tara celebrated her milestones and the challenges she had overcome, but unfortunately it was revealed that her chemo wasn't working.
In January of 2021, she was experiencing deliberating migraines that would last days, and excruciating neck pain that radiated in her head and neck. The cancer had spread to her brain, and was spreading aggressively. Despite this, Tara, determined and strong as always, started her dream university course, a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education in Drama and English at University of Sydney. 
Meetings with doctors revealed Tara would have roughly a year of her life left. Four weeks later, Tara passed away, a month before her 18th birthday. 
Tara was intelligent, warmhearted, generous, selfless and was constantly radiating kindness. She was determined to give everything her absolute all, and poured her heart and soul into all her projects. She was inspiring, strong, courageous and I have never met anyone as brave as her.

Throughout her battle with cancer, Canteen provided immense counselling support and helped her connect with others on the same journey. Tara was a part of the Canteen leadership team, which saw her advocating for Canteen. 
I know how much she valued this organisation and appreciated their support during her cancer journey, and the treatments she received. I want to support Canteen as I know the service provides essential, care, comfort and support to teenagers and their families suffering from cancer. I know how much Canteen meant to Tara, but most of all I am doing it in honour of Tara.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1,000

Endeavour Energy

Brave effort Chloe!

$515

Statewide Mortuary Transfers Pty Ltd

$500

Cables Wake Park

Fuck cancer

$480

Everyone At Chloe’s Shave

This is the group effort from everyone that witnessed Chloe doing the big cut!! Great job Chloe, we are all in awe of your bravery, and inspired by the way you honoured Tara 🧚🏻🌻💛

$265

Kay Atkins

Good luck Chloe- what a wonderful effort.

$254

Sheridan Mcmahon

Hey Chloe, this is such an amazing tribute to your friend. I saw that you were a couple of hundred dollars shy of $10,000 so I thought I’d even up there numbers! We’ve been a 2 year cancer journey in our household so I know how important the support of loved ones is to those dealing with cancer. Here’s to you and here’s to Tara.

$250

Ally

The day has come - sorry I can’t be there tomorrow Chloe. 💛🌻 I’ll be there in spirit (and so will Tara) xxxx

$212

Maddison Hoole

So proud of you Chloe, literally so amazing 🥰

$212

Jaime & Belinda Posadas

No words can describe how super proud of you we are beautiful girl!! Only wish we could have met Tara xoxo

$200

Reece Whatman

Shave it all ahahaha, in all seriousness super proud of you and it looks like you need to change your goal again 😁

$166

Jarrah Bland

$127.20

Tricia Hitchen

Hey Chloe, it's Ally - my beautiful Auntie Trish gave me some money to donate to my favourite charity, love you, i know Tara is sooooo proud of you like we all are - good luck tomorrow xxx

$109.18

Robert Thomas Armstrong

$106

Catherine Posadas

Very proud of you for always helping others with a kind heart 💖🌻 May Tara always watch over you and continue to rest peacefully in Neverland 🧚

$106

Wissam Makhoul

Well done Chloe

$106

Heavenly Celebrations

Well done Chloe .. xx

$106

Rob L

Good stuff Chloe

$106

Reece Whatman

$106

Mick & Sarah Andrews

Good on you Chloe!

$106

Mick + Alana

Hey Chloe, short hair is awesome anyway. Well done smashing your goal!!!

$106

Noah Posadas

keep putting that positivity into the world cloz. you’re truly the most kindhearted and warm person i know!!

$106

Mark King

$106

Tom & Leah Howe

Well done Chloe. Tara would be very proud of you

$106

Daniel Kenneally

$106

Seth Taylor

$106

Garry Carter

Cancer has been a part of my life for a long time with both family and close friends. My family admires your courage for putting your hand up to help in the way we can. Love The Carter family ❤️

$106

Maddison Hoole

$106

Catriona Stockwell

You’re inspirational Chloe. So sorry to hear the story of Tara - how utterly devastating for you. Best wishes Catriona - Charlie’s mum

$106

John Friesdam

Chloe, it was amazing meeting you and your wonderful family at Studio 10 today. You are truly an inspiration - I'm sure that Tara is smiling down on you!

$106

Mitch, Jade And Emi

Good work Chloe! X

$106

Kyle Malcolm

Well done Chloe. Your Dad is justifiably proud.

$106

Glen Barlow

Hi Chloe, I work with Jamie and this is such a great cause that is close to my heart having lost my own sister to this cruel disease many years ago. Well done.

$100

Mitch & Prue

$100

Sonya Finlay

Cancer is the most scariest experience. Chloe, what a beautiful way to honour your friends memory and support other teens and their families during a difficult time.

$100

Allen Okulicz

I’m sure Tara is very proud of you.

$100

Brett Worsley

$95.40

Leah Havord

Well done, Chloe! What a fantastic initiative for a wonderful organisation in memory of a beautiful young woman - all the best for your fundraising. <3

$85

Anonymous

Tara would be so proud of you 🌻🧚🏼💛

$85

Pma Global Matched

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$84.80

Jessica Beards

Hey Chloe, I’m so so proud of u!! I know Tara is looking down with big smiles and I know that she would be so proud of u too!!!

$75

Anonymous

$53

Angelique’s Nanny

Good girl

$53

Caroline Posadas

You are such a beautiful caring person and I’m happy to help with your fundraising Good luck with your goal beautiful love you heaps xo 🥰😘

$53

Gary Posadas

Keep up the good work Chloe !

$53

Zac P

Hey Stinky. I’m very proud to call you my cousin, you never cease to shine and amaze. Love you dude xo

$53

Percy Plunkett

Great work!

$53

Liam C

What a beautiful way to celebrate your friends life Chloe. ❤️

$53

Danielle Ervine

Thank you Chloe for celebrating Tara’s memory so beautifully❤️❤️

$53

Amanda Raiti

Great job Chloe

$53

Sarah Woods

$53

The Kiernans

Well done Chloe in honour of Tara (tinky)

$53

Collette & Anthony Langford

You are so incredibly brave Chloe. What a beautiful thing you are doing in honour of your dear friend Tara 💝💝

$53

Bec

you’re so inspiring chlo and i am lucky to know such a caring and giving person. can’t wait to see you rock the new hairstyle xxx

$53

Monique Holmes

Tara, you are always in our hearts 💛

$53

Cass Smith

💛💛💛

$53

Pete & Mel Gunther

So proud of you Chloe!

$53

Liv Desmond

You are an inspiration 💓💓💓

$53

Anonymous

$53

Virginia And Nutty

🧚🏻‍♀️🧚🏻‍♀️💛💛💚💚

$53

Nick

$53

Anonymous - Westmead Hospital

$53

Kim Evans

Good on you Chloe! Tara would be so proud of you!

$53

Kate Harrison

U are Amazing Chloe , bring on all the new styles we are going to be able to do 😘

$53

Nina Thompson

$53

Peter Nichols

Credit to you Chloe, this is an amazing initiative! All the best with it!

$53

Bruce @ Westmead

Well done Chloe

$53

Emily Moyse

You are such a beautiful person doing such a beautiful thing. Tara would be so proud of you xx

$53

Shayne At Statewide

Love your work

$53

Aunty Meri

Good cause to get behind. Well done, Chloe (and supporters).

$53

Anonymous

$53

Josh Stubbs

stay strong chloe. ❤️

$53

Zahlie Vidler

you are amazing chlo, so proud of you❤️

$53

Aleksija Canak

very proud of you chlo xxxx

$53

Annika Neilsen

$53

Anonymous

$53

Dowton Family

$50

Corrina Garbutt-young

$50

Troy & Kylie King

Good onya Chloe.

$50

Daniel Posadas

You go girlfriend.

$50

Beau Radford

$50

Paige Evans

so proud of you girl !!

$50

Hannah P

Your truely such a giving person, blessed to know you

$50

Jo Gibson

Very proud of you Chloe

$42.40

Kylie Breaden

Great idea Chloe. Tara will be cheering you on. :)

$34.98

Julianne Evans

Hi Chloe, Thank you for this opportunity to support you as you honour Tara and raise awareness of Canteen's support to so many. Congrats on the strength you have sourced on this journey. ♡

$31.80

Fryirs Family

Fabulous effort!

$31.80

Melissa Neilsen

Chloe, I sure Tara is watching down upon from Neverland she would truely appreciate you doing this

$31.80

Sophie Parker

Such amazing work Chloe! 💕

$31.80

Kristy Swanbrough

❤️

$31.80

Doreen Rawsthorne

Thank you for your support to Tara

$31.80

Miluse Machytka

You're very brave. Thank you for what you have done

$31.80

Champion-kennedy Family Family

$31.80

Bianca Baniya

$31.80

Roshelle Smith

Sorry for your loss💞

$31.80

Jess Roet

Love what you’re doing chlo!! So so special you’re amazing 🤍🦋✨

$31.80

Chloe Carter

Such a beautiful cause and even better for our beautiful Tara xx

$31.80

Maxine

Great job Chloe xo

$31.80

Juliette

$31.80

Stacey Jane

You go girl!

$31.80

Pma Global Matched

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$31.80

Kristy Richardson

I knew Taras family, she taught my daughter dancing, she was a beautiful soul taken way too soon. So happy you are doing this for her. Well done.

$31.80

Pma Global Matched

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$31.80

Hayley Faber

$31.80

Robert Greco

Wonderful love thanks Chloe Robbie G

$31.80

Anonymous

Thank you so much, Chloe. Tara will forever be in our hearts 💛🧚🏼‍♀️

$31.80

The Morris Family

$31.80

Tanya Spisiakova

$31.80

Jazmin

❤️

$31.80

Amanda Beltrame

👍💐

$31.80

Anonymous

$31.80

Victoria Harry

Love your work Chole 😁😁❤ Love you tara 💛 🌻🌼

$31.80

Dylan Pathiranage

$30

Olivia Debs

love u and edna ❤️

$30

Jay Lilley

$30

Libby Posadas

Well done Chloe! Love Lib, Adam and Tilda xo

$30

Corrina Garbutt-young

Love you and I’m so so proud !!!

$30

Mitchell Baker

Good work Chloe!

$30

Anonymous

$26.50

Flabby Posadas

Such a good cause. You’re beautiful xoxo

$26.50

Harrison

$26

Tam & Maddie

Good cause sweetheart. Well done.

$25

Maddy Wallace

YOURE INCREDIBLE so proud of you you absolute legend ❤️❤️❤️

$21.20

Anne Marsh

$21.20

Elizabeth Posadas

❤️

$21.20

Areeba Ahmed

$21.20

Rachel And Family

It is a truly amazing and wonderful thing that you are doing.

$21.20

Steve Miller

All the best with your fund raising for such a great cause

$21.20

Jessica Watkins

$21.20

Tom Nieser

So brave and courageous for such an important cause :)

$21.20

Emily Beggs

I’m sorry for the loss of Tara. I met her once and she was the most lovely and caring girl I’ve ever met!! I stand against cancer 100%❤️

$21.20

Kathleen Vingerhoed

You go girl!! You are such a beautiful person and a true friend!! xx

$21.20

Trevings

The Trevings are so proud of you and what you are trying to achieve. Ever little bit helps.

$21.20

Alice Chitos

$21.20

Isabella N

$21.20

Pma Global Matched

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$21.20

Anonymous

$21.20

Sheree Everard

You are amazing Chloe, Tara was lucky to have a beautiful friend like you

$21.20

Olivia Irons :)

$21.20

Beggs Family

The most selfless and giving person with the biggest heart ❤️

$21.20

Fiona Stanley

Well done Chloe. From The Stanley Family xxx

$21.20

Harrison

$21.20

Amie Harry

Honestly love your work Chloe. I think you are absolutely an amazing person and tara would be so proud of what your doing ❤❤

$21.20

Pma Global Matched

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$21.20

Jordan Mcdonnell

$21.20

Nick Orchard

You got this Chloe! :)

$21.20

Anonymous

$21.20

Maddy Mccarthy

Proud of you xx you go gf

$21.20

Jess Toms

$21.20

Mia Vanoostwaard

Proud of you !!

$21.20

Chris Dwyer

$21.20

Lauren Harris

$21.20

Cat

you’re an inspiration ❤️

$21.20

Belinda Burke

You have a heart of gold Chloe….

$21.20

Manori

For our beautiful Tinkerbell… Tara.

$20

Jade Posadas

so proud of you Chloe🧡

$20

Alex Barnes

$20

Cobdob

$20

Robyn

$20

Olivia Pesavento

$20

Anonymous

$20

Siobhan Stevens

$20

Eve

❤️❤️

$20

Kylie M

Well done what awesome friend you are doing this Chloe for your beautiful friend 😘

$20

Monique Rice

so proud of you xoxo

$15.90

Abby

🌻💫🧚🏻‍♀️💖✨

$15.90

Bek Lord

You’re amazing! Very proud ❤️

$15.90

Hayley Small

$15.90

Charlie Workman

Chloe this is amazing you are amazing your friend would be so proud of you ❤️

$15

Nicole Rooney

You’re a legend Chloe! I lost my mum to cancer so this is close to my heart! I’m so sorry about Tara but I love your work and bet she does too!

$15

Belle Powell

$10.60

Tatyana Elisara

Great initiative sis, supporting you all the way ❤️❤️❤️

$10.60

Anonymous

I’m so grateful for the work that angels like you do everyday ❤️.

$10.60

Lisa Treglown

$10.60

Pma Global Matched

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$10.60

Taylah Paroz

$10.60

Allen

I ain’t no donkey

$10.60

Anonymous

You amaze me chloe, tara would be honoured 💗

$10.60

Anonymous

$10

Verma’s

So proud of you Chloe ❤️

$10

Pma Global Matched

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$10

Rhiannon Barbara

$10

Aimee D

Well done Chloe !

$10

Pma Global Matched

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$10

Leilani Balewai

ur an amazing person for doing this, im so sorry about Tara, she sounded like an amazing girl. I found one of your rocks on my walk and I’m so glad I did! I hope you reach your goal <3

$10

Anonymous

so proud of you chloe, you’re so inspiring xx

$10

Lauren Paolini

$5.30

Sam

Well done

$5

Kiara

So proud of what your doing chloe x

$1.06

Eve Watsons Brother