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Our History

Taraboom was incorporated March of 2003 in memory of Scott & Sheri's daughter Tara and was registered with Revenue Canada (June 2003).

Taraboom has the heart and desire to aid families whose children have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness.

Tara, at the young age of seven, sadly lost her fight to a terminal brain stem glioma (tumour). A terrible form of cancer with a very short to nil life expectancy.  Diagnosed in August of 2002, the Houstons were devastated with the life altering news as well were their family and friends.

Tara fought and survived her condition for six months, five months longer than the medical system had given her. With the vengeance of parents not ever giving up or accepting this terrible fate, to find a cure and save her life became the family's mission.

A promising and hopeful clinical trial was in progress in the United States, "Houstons go to Houston." It was the only hope they had for their daughter's survival.

A public appeal was made to help raise the funds for this very expensive treatment. The incredible communities in which the Houstons are so proud to call home, came through strong, and with great determination to help them help their little girl.

Sadly, too good too late, and with Tara's heart breaking passing, February 2003, some of the funds were left behind. These funds were put into Taraboom once registered, to be used in aid of helping other families as the Houstons were personally helped.

Taraboom - over the years!

The Houstons

Tara atop of her pal Buddy with Mom,
Dad, Josh and the girls, Molly & Dixie close by.

Taraboom then began as Her foundation, Her legacy, and Her families strength!

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tara wear

Wear your support! With our new logo that has been received with great review and popularity comes an endless array of items you can order to "wear your support."

  • t-shirts
  • golf shirts
  • sweats
  • jackets
    .....and more!

Contact Harley to order and wear our heart on your sleeve.


Sponsorship is a great way to increase your corporate visibility. Whether sponsoring the foundation overall or as an event sponsor, our opportunities are rewarding!


Paula Chatterson
Corporate Connection



Taraboom... touching some pretty special lives, including your own!

Rewarding volunteer opportunities await you. Contact us today!


Paula Chatterson,
Volunteer Coordinator


Corporate Sponsors


P.O. Box 20171,
St. Thomas, ON N5P 4H4

ph: 519-631-5359



Provincial award

June Callwood Award 2014

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Tara "Boom" Houston Children's Foundation

Registered Charity No. 89137-4001-RR0001


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