SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -Shannon Fonti was diagnosed with Hurthle Cell Thyroid Cancer in March of 2008 at the age of 11. She had her thyroid removed during two separate surgeries at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in March 2008. In June 2013, cancer was found in her femur and back and Shannon was given radioactive iodine treatments in June and for many months after, as well as visits with scores of doctors.  Shannon is a 17 year old high school senior and continues her battle each and every day. Learn more about Shannon’s story by clicking the link below:

Shannon’s FACE (Fight Against Cancer Everyday) Team will be participating in the Four Seasons Parkway Run & Walk on Sunday, September 28th in Philadelphia at Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Shannon will be one of the 10 ambassadors selected this year, and she takes this honor very seriously. Shannon is asking for support for her team. The money raised will continue research and survivorship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Donations can be made online by clicking on the link below; it is safe and easy and will make a difference for children who have cancer.

Shannon has also assisted in organizing a Tricky Tray sponsored by the Lions Club which will be held on Saturday, October 4th at the South Plainfield Rescue Squad. If any business is interested in donating products or services for this event, please contact Richard Fonti at 973-418-3261 or email him at

All participation will be acknowledged in the program for the event.  The South Plainfield Lions Club is recognized as a 501 c-3 not-for-profit corporation.  As such your donation is tax deductible under the amount permissible by law. Their tax identification number is 22-2942861.