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Car wash to benefit for 7-year-old cancer patient

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From page A5 | May 31, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD —A car wash is scheduled Saturday to help cover medical expenses for a Fairfield girl who’s receiving treatment for cancer.

Taliyah Sweeting, 7, was diagnosed with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of soft tissue cancer, a week after her most-recent birthday, according to information on a GoFundMe page set up on her behalf. She began chemotherapy treatments a little more that a month ago at Oakland Children’s Hospital.

It’s a 40-week course of treatment, according to the child’s GoFundMe page.

The car wash begins at 9 a.m. at Carl’s Junior, 2380 N. Texas St. in Fairfield. It continues to 3 p.m.

Maria Jackson, who’s helping to coordinate the event, said a number of community groups have pulled together to make the car wash possible. They include The Harvest Unit Gathering Souls, which goes by Operation THUGS; the North Bay Panthers Youth Sports Organization; In-Famed Car Club; and local Avon, It Works and Scentsy distributors.

Jackson said a Pink Heels fire truck will be on display during the car wash.

Family and friends said any money raised at the car wash of through the GoFundMe page will be used to help cover out-of-pocket expenses related to Taliyah’s medical treatments in Oakland.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.
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