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Emily Ferguson: MAY HER MEMORY BE A BLESSING: May 30, 1976 – January 20, 2018

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THE STORY:

Emily Ferguson passed away quietly at home on January 20th with her loving husband by her side. Though she faced many challenges, Emily’s brave, sweet, selfless and generous ways always shone through. Even as she battled for her life, Emily worked to raise awareness and funds for HairToStay, so that others could have the option that she had - to make cancer a more private, and perhaps less traumatizing, journey.  

We are incredibly honored and grateful that Emily and her family have chosen HairToStay as a fitting way to honor Emily’s memory. We thank you for continuing Emily’s legacy of generosity with your contribution.  

Below you will find Emily’s own words… 

Six years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and chemotherapy was a part of my treatment. I’d heard about scalp cooling, but didn’t know anyone who had used it. I was already overwhelmed, so I decided against it. But, like most people, I didn't realize just how awful it would be to lose my hair. It can take years for the hair to grow back to normal - mine took two slow years to return to its regular shoulder length.

Losing my hair also invaded my privacy, announcing my diagnosis to the world around me. Complete strangers took my hair loss as permission to ask questions or offer unsolicited comments about my very private health. 

In June I started chemo again, but this time I decided to use cold caps.  After six months I’ve kept 75% of my hair. It's so much easier this time—mentally and emotionally—to live life with my hair. I can go for walks, travel to visit friends, and even swim in the ocean with my kids without anyone knowing that I am fighting cancer. Having a full head of hair helps me, and especially my children, forget the fight I'm facing and feel normal. It helps me stay positive, which is another key to success. Each week when my friends, the “cappers,” come to help put on the cold caps, I feel surrounded by love.

I hope to help make scalp cooling an option for as many people as possible by supporting HairToStay, a nonprofit organization that helps fund scalp cooling for patients who could not otherwise afford it. 

All of the money raised on this page will go directly to HairToStay. I hope you'll join me in supporting this great cause that can truly change people's lives!

—Emily Ferguson

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To This Fundraiser

$28,840

MONEY RAISED
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  • Donn and Lane Perno

     

  • Sarah and Harvey

     

  • Carol M. Curtis

    $50

  • Anne & Dave Genova

    $100

  • Amanda Easterlin

    $100

  • Lynn Morgan

    $100

  • Erin and Jack Cay

    $100

  • The McKnight Family

    $500

  • Susan and Frank Virgin

     

  • Mary Ella and Frank Hill

     

  • Blair ison mann

    $250

  • Susan S. Wilson

     

  • Karen Taylor

    $100

  • Jim and Becky Dockter

    $250

  • Jennifer DiBerardino

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • John & Terri Alston

     

  • PBD Worldwide

     

  • Anna Muir

    $250

  • Nancy & Chris Suh

     

  • Mita and Nandan Sheth

     

  • Stacy (Kuhlkin) Longo

    $100

  • Headmaster of Atlanta International School

    $100

  • Rand and Seth Hagen

     

  • Julie and To Bradbury

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Praveen and Veena Reddy

     

  • Erin and Jack Cay

    $100

  • Molly and John Jamieson and Family

     

  • edy gervin

     

  • Sara and Jonathan Hartley

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jen & Joe Gotch

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Melanie McKnight

    $50

  • Kate & Brooks Castellaw

     

  • Amy and Louis Alterman

    $250

  • Debbie and Scott Meyerhoff

     

  • Kerri and Shervin Oskouei

     

  • Olen & Suzanne Scott

     

  • Kappy and William deButts

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Michael and Edith Rogers

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Hanges Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Poer Family

    $100

  • Caroline Kibler

     

  • Courtney Rollauer izquierdo

    $500

  • Janie Ballou

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Emily Furgeson

    $50

  • Yamada Family

    $50

  • David and Karen Carter

    $250

  • Alden and Carter Potts

     

  • Trinity School Community

     

  • Lindsey G. Churchill

    $100

  • Heather Wimberley Marineau

    $25

  • Richard Catalano

    $500

  • Josh and Ellie Weiss

     

  • Elinor and Rob Douglass

     

  • Michael Bellach

    $500

  • Caroline Tilghman Packard

    $100

  • Amanda Brady and family

    $100

  • Kelly and Curt McGill

     

  • Woody and Henry Oakey

     

  • Tiffany and Fraser Gough

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Molly McCarty Dunnington

     

  • Lisa Siculiano Paciorek

     

  • Lynn Guyton, Savana Wehunt & Miranda Parker

     

  • Meg and Mike Ruen & family

     

  • Reid Culpepper

    $25

  • Emily's PDC ALTA Team

    $620

  • The Trinity School 6th Grade Leadership Class

    $300

  • Louisa D'Antignac

     

  • Ellen and Kevin Dotts

    $100

  • The Pound family

    $250

  • Adrienne Calderone

    $500

  • Anne Needham

     

  • Maggie Wallace

    $50

  • Elizabeth Orth

    $100

  • Gayle and Jimmy Alston

    $250

  • Preston Menning

     

  • Sarah and Harvey Hill

     

  • Saunders Glenn Bohan

     

  • Darby, Dale and Helen Sands

     

  • Randy and Elizabeth Gregson

     

  • Katherine Gray

     

  • Debby and Ben Banerjee

    $50

  • Libby and Robert Alexander

    $500

  • Carolyn and Lem Hewes

     

  • Pamela Carton Murtha and Patrick Murtha

     

  • Kevin and Liz Moran

    $1,000

  • erin gray morton

    $500

  • The Bender Family

     

  • Dorothy Hines

    $250

  • Emily Levy Heimermann and Barbara Levy

     

  • Elizabeth Roberts

    $250

  • Catherine Newbill

    $25

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The Team: $28,840 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jackie Ashton

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Mary Kelly Speed

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Donor Comments

Catherine Newbill

Catherine Newbill

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Emily 5 months ago

Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts

DONATION: $250

In Memory of Emily Ferguson on her 42nd Birthday 5/30 2 years ago

Emily Levy Heimermann and Barbara Levy

Emily Levy Heimermann and Barbara Levy

In memory of Emily Hill Ferguson 2 years ago

Dorothy Hines

Dorothy Hines

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

The Bender Family

The Bender Family

In memory of Emily Ferguson 2 years ago

erin gray morton

erin gray morton

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Kevin and Liz Moran

Kevin and Liz Moran

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Pamela Carton Murtha and Patrick Murtha

Pamela Carton Murtha and Patrick Murtha

In loving memory of Emily. 2 years ago

Carolyn and Lem Hewes

Carolyn and Lem Hewes

2 years ago

Libby and Robert Alexander

Libby and Robert Alexander

DONATION: $500

In memory of Emily Ferguson 2 years ago