Compiled by Brian Park
Pipes Cafe in San Clemente is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20 for one of their employees who is currently battling cancer.
Tara Tortarolo, a San Clemente resident, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cervical cancer, just two weeks after she and her new husband, Dylan, were married on Aug. 23. The cancer has since spread to her liver, and after tests and hospital stays, Tortarolo is now beginning chemotherapy treatment.
To support Tortarolo, her family and friends, including her extended family at Pipes Cafe, have formed Team Tara. On Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Team Tara invites the community to enjoy a meal at the restaurant and will be selling baked goods from Jongewaard’s Bake n Broil. All proceeds will go toward Tara’s medical expenses.
Pipes Café is located at 2017 S. El Camino Real.
Team Tara has also set up a donation page, www.crowdrise.com/helptarawintheraceagainstcancer.