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About Tara Hensley

Hi, my name is Tara and I am an alumni of Virginia Tech. I graduated in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in urban planning and then stayed for a few more years to get my master's degree in the same field. For my specific concentration in graduate school, I chose to study international development. I loved reading and researching about different ways to help people: micro-lending schemes in India, digging wells in Africa, fair farming practices in South America. However, it eventually occurred to me that it would be a lot more practical to think global and act local. And by local, I mean, of course, riding my bike across the entire United States.

I love riding my bike. I have a ten year old small mountain bike that I have arduously rode around Blacksburg for the past few years. I cannot think of anything better than finally getting a road bike, learning how to clip in my shoes, and taking it across America in support of this cause. I want to camp in the rain, see the sunrise over the desert, and drink at least one milkshake every day. The amazing part is that I can experience all of this. There are so many people in the world that suffer from MS and other chronic conditions who are not able to take advantage of opportunities such as this. I hope that my small sacrifice of time and money this summer will go a long way in making their day-to-day lives easier.

Tara Hensley's Fundraising

TRANSAM 2010 TEAM TOTAL: $100764

ALL 2010 TEAMS TOTAL: $100764

RAISED: $4415
Jill & Ernie Cross $300.00
Bobby Hensley $200.00
Gordon Holley $187.00
Laurie Langston $150.00
Steve Guiffre $150.00
Brian Palmer $100.00
Carol Rogers $100.00
Donna Herron $100.00
Gary Puckett $100.00
Jeffrey Black $100.00
John McGibeny $100.00
Jonathan Conrad $100.00
Michael Mundie $100.00
Mitchell Peterson $100.00
Raymond Brooks Jr. $100.00
Stephanie Oldani $100.00
Tammi Holley $100.00
Teresa Ingerson $100.00
Terri McGibeny $100.00
Alison Skaggs $80.00
Amber Kostka $75.00
Hokie House Fundraiser $73.00
Jeremy Archey $69.00
Zachary Kaye $60.00
Abbe Ingerson $50.00
Brandon Ayers $50.00
Cynthia Robertson $50.00
Jason Miller $50.00
John Cosimano $50.00
Johnny Evans $50.00
Judy Hammond $50.00
Karen Brooks $50.00
Kevin Nelson $50.00
Kimberly Theisen $50.00
Loretta Silvia $50.00
Nick Oceanak $50.00
Ralph Westphal Jr $50.00
Ronald Lampkins $50.00
Sarah Smith $50.00
Susan Everett $50.00
Trudy & Mallory Palmer $50.00
Trudy Hensley $50.00
Ryan Fehr $35.00
Bailey Palmer $30.00
Kiersten Mueller $30.00
Ryan Pritchard $30.00
Christopher Ian Phelps $25.00
Clifford LaBelle $25.00
Jennifer Stanley $25.00
John Pownall $25.00
Katherine Hagan $25.00
Kim Blanks $25.00
Margaret Meehan $25.00
Mari Tenga $25.00
Ollie Marques $25.00
Paul Banks $25.00
Robert Barrett Jr $25.00
Tracie Rieger $25.00
Atiyeh Davis $20.00
Bart Kaup $20.00
Benjamin Chidester $20.00
Eric Coles $20.00
Eric Kennedy $20.00
Evan Stewart $20.00
Jessica Maitland $20.00
Jillian Southard $20.00
Michael Dalton $20.00
Patrick Scoville $20.00
Sarah Davis $20.00
Tim Curtis $20.00
Jamie Adkins $10.00
Jessica Crockett $10.00
Kevin Mahoney $10.00
Krista Patrick $10.00
Lauren Trainor $10.00
Marie Robinson $10.00
Parker Langston $10.00
Taylor Hensley $10.00
James Landsheft $6.00
Eric Grant $5.00
Shelby Frank $5.00
Steven Elkins $5.00
William Kostka $5.00