Monday, December 27, 2010

Farrah's Foundation

Fawcett funded cancer charity

December 15 2010 at 03:34am
Associated Press

The late Farrah Fawcett donated a substantial amount of money to facilitate the creation of a cancer charity.

Farrah Fawcett donated over $3.3-million to set up her cancer charity. Documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) show the late actress – who passed away aged 62 in June 2009 – bequeathed two separate contributions of $3,269,169 and $50,000 to the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, which she set up while battling anal cancer.

According to, actor Harrison Ford was one of the first people to donate to the charity, handing over a personal cheque for $5,000.  Financial records show the foundation donated $85,000 to two charities last year, The Angeles Clinic Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The documents reveal the foundation is currently worth at least $5 million.
Following her death, it was revealed Farrah had left the bulk of her $10 million savings to troubled son Redmond O’Neal, 24, while her long-term partner Ryan O’Neal was excluded from her will completely.  In June, Farrah’s friends and family – including Ryan, Redmond, Ryan's daughter Tatum O'Neal and best friend Alana Stewart – gathered at the new offices of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, and pledged to continue the work started by the late star.

Alana said: “If I can help carry on Farrah's mission for the foundation, it's an honour for me. I feel almost like she's a guardian angel watching over me, and I feel like she's smiling down on us and very happy that she died for a cause.”  “She felt that she could help a lot of people and she could give a lot of people inspiration, courage and hope. “ - Bang Media International

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