Tamara Martin is Dying of Cancer and Forwarding an Email Will Get Financial Support for Her Care-Fiction!


Summary of eRumor:  

This says it has been forwarded by a person who has compassion for a girl who is dying of cancer.  It alleges that the American Cancer Society is donating 6 cents for the girl’s treatment for every email that is forwarded about her story.  Then there is a short note which says it is from “Tamara Martin,” the cancer victim herself.

The Truth:

Whether Tamara Martin exists and has cancer, we can’t confirm, but the email is false and circulating it won’t help anyone.  The American Cancer Society has told TruthOrFiction.com that it does not participate in any fund-raising efforts involving forwarded emails and there isn’t any way for an organization to track the hundreds of emails that would get forwarded anyway.

This email is a collection of bits and pieces of a couple of other messages making the rounds right now that are also false fund-raising appeals for children with cancer.

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

OK Listen. I Just Spent 13 hours Getting Screen Names So That I Could Help a Little Girl So Read The Bottom

This isn’t a chain letter…

OK everyone. This isn’t a chain letter, but a chance for all of us to save a little girl that’s dying of a serious and
fatal form of cancer. Please send this to everyone you know…or don’t know at that. This little girl has 6 months left to live, and as her dying wish, she wanted to send a chain letter telling everyone to live their life
to the fullest, since she never will. She’ll never make it to prom, graduate from high school, or get married and have a family of her own. But by you sending this to as many people as possible, you can give her and her family a little hope, because with every name that this is sent to, the American cancer society will donate 6 cents per name to her treatment and recovery plan. One guy sent this to 500 people! So, I know that everyone can send it to at least 5 or 6. Come on everyone…And if you’re too damn selfish to waste 10-15 minutes scrolling this and forwarding it to EVERYONE, (more than one person): you’re one sick puppy, and two: just think it could be you one day…and it’s not even your $money$, just your time. I know that ya’ll will impress me!

I love ya’ll !!!!!


<< Hello. My name is Tamara Martin and I have severe lung cancer due to second hand smoke. This chain was a final attend to get me healthy again. Every letter sent gets 6 cents. Please send this to 10 people. (by the way for those who take 2 minutes to send this, what comes around goes around.)

Pixxie509- i sent this to 83 people so i gave this girl $49.80
try to do the same