The foundation's first fundraiser began in April 2012. Tara loved to run in the Jersey Shore Grand Prix races. THF made t-shirts that read "I Run 4 Tara." This was our way to remember her and get the foundation off the ground. We continued that tradition this year and raised over $1000 in 2013. The proceeds were again donated to the West Freehold School where Tara taught to benefit the special education department.
The Tara Hansen Foundation hosted its 1st Annual Octoberfest, An Event to Prevent on October 20, 2012. Featuring local beers, wines and food for tasting, we hosted over 190 people and raised more than $16,000.
The foundation recently held To Have and To Hold; Maternal Safety and the Delivery of Safe Patient care. Co-sponsored with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the conference took place November 6, 2013 and hosted nearly 300 interprofessional learners.
The foundation hosted its first golf outing, Tee it up for Tara, July 8, 2013. Taking place at Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck, NJ, THF raised over $35,000 for their fight to improve maternal healthcare.