Cat's Traveling Prom Dress Fund
Catherine was truly a beautiful person inside and out. She was the very best part of us. We loved her zest for life, her huge heart, her determination, her loyalty, her desire and ability to make everyone comfortable and at ease, her generosity, her brilliant smile, her quick wit and her amazing singing voice. Catherine was very dedicated to her faith and was a first grade CCD teacher at St. Agnes Parish in Arlington, MA. She was Student Council President, captain of the field hockey team, rowed crew, sang in her high school's honors Madrigals chorus and acted in the high school plays. We are so proud of Catherine and the way, at 16, she handled her Stage IV cancer diagnosis with such maturity, grace, optimism and hope. Never will we meet a stronger or braver person. Catherine leaves behind an incredible spirit and legacy. Catherine is our warrior. Our hero. Our angel.
Catherine left behind her mother and father, two beautiful younger brothers, her grandparents, many aunts and uncles, cousins and, of course, amazing friends who would wear her prom dress to honor Catherine's memory!
Catherine J. Malatesta Scholarship
This scholarship has been established for two local high school students, a male and a female, who choose a four year college or university, and whose experience in high school mirrored Catherine’s in that they excelled at varsity sports, the performing arts and were natural leaders and/or volunteers.
Please consider a donation in Catherine's memory to carry on her legacy and to enable other students to pursue the dream of college that Catherine could not.
Thank you so very much for your consideration!
Jennifer Goodwin & Gregg Malatesta
Thank you so much for your very generous donation to Catherine's gofundme account. Currently we are using these funds for operating expenses for the a CATpella Festival to Belt Out Cancer. Your donation will help us to ensure that 100% of the proceeds from tickets purchased and online auction items bid on will go directly to the Sarcoma Foundation of America or the Catherine J. Malatesta Scholarship Fund. You can't imagine how helpful this is as we strive to make inroads into detecting sarcoma cancer before it presents as Stage IV and in finding a cure. We so appreciate your donating in Catherine's memory.
Thank you again for thinking of us and for remembering Catherine. We hope you can attend a CATpella 2018.
Jen and Gregg
Jennifer and Gregg