Tara Takes Part in Underwear Run for Charity, Reveals Recent Breast Cancer Scare

TNA Knockout, Tara, took part in a charitable run this past week in Chicago. But unlike normal marathons, this one came with a twist: Participants dressed down in their underwear!

The Undie Dash took place on Thursday and raised money for breast and ovarian cancer care, a cause that is close to Tara’s heart.

Speaking to CBS Chicago, Tara — real name Lisa Marie Varon — admitted she recently had a cancer scare of her own.

She told the local station:

“I had my scare actually six months ago, finding a little cyst in my right breast and it scared me so much and thank goodness I caught it just in time.”

You can read more of the article here, and check out pictures of the Undie Dash here.

Thoughts: Lisa shows considerable compassion for several charitable causes, including dog rescue which she regularly promotes on Twitter. Very commendable of her to use her fame in a positive way. Hopefully this will encourage female fans of wrestling to also get checked for lumps etc. and look out for their own health.

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  • art

    she keeps getting cancer scares…i hope she never gets it my mum had breast cancer & what she went through i wish on no one…

    women & men should check themselves regularly its easy to check her lumps..

    • art

      for lumps not her..

  • nathaniel

    Remember her blog about her being so proud of being a champion that she would walk around with the belt? Look at the photo; Tara’s actually wearing her KO Tag Title belt at the run.

  • StraightEdgeGirl84

    Thankfully she did catch it in time. I like all the charity work that wrestlers do especially on their own time or after they are done wrestling.

  • http://youtube.com/user/xblutoxic xblutoxic

    thankfully, she catch it. <3

  • WWFoverWWE

    thank God she’s okay and caught it in time, God bless :)

  • Lita-Sault-666

    Caught it in time & celebrated with an underwear race with a fit fella :L. A real cougar ;) <3

    • nathaniel

      I think she celebrated it first with the fella who gave her that wedding ring on her finger back in the 90’s.

      • WWFoverWWE

        yeah but we all know our cougar can’t just stay with one fella, she has to spread the love ;)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/dsanchez96?feature=mhum sanchezdiego96

    I love Tara. She seems like such a good person. And I’m glad she caught the cyst on time.

  • melina prez

    Good thats shes better !

  • astarr

    This poor woman keeps having cancer scares! At least they are all close calls and not worse. She’s been incredibly lucky so far all things considered.

  • Rhawk

    I hope Lisa never officially gets any kind of cancer, especially Breast Cancer, because even though you can get rid of it, it may still linger inside the person. In which case it did with my very own mother, she had breast cancer a few years back and removed it, and everything was just as good as it used to be, until the cancer was detected again and it became a tuma under her arm, leaving her left arm and hand completely paralyzed ever since. Of course that same tuma went into her bones and gave her sub-bone cancer, and from this she picked up SIGNS of alzheimer’s, or as we used to joke aboutit before this whole siuation, valzheimer’s, since my mother was named Valerie. And then as if it couldn’t get any worse, May 4th 2009, Valerie Hawkins, ged 48, passes away in her sleep… nice way to fcuk up my life God!

    But eiter way my situation proves that even though cancer can be curable, it doesn’t always work, and in this case I hope no one, especially someone like Tara, gets any traces of it. I’m so glad for her contribution to any sort of charities and this is one of the main reason why I respect her so much. =-)

    • Taylor

      I hope you’re doing well. I hope the experience has made you stronger if anything. It’s terrible and heartbreaking to lose parents, especially when they are far below the normal age of death.

      In Lisa Marie’s case, she’s very fortunate to have detected the cyst early. I pray for a day when there will be a cure to many of the cancers currently present.

    • art

      @Rhawk my nan passed of bone cancer & it was really hard..i just like to think their in a better place & dont have to feel no pain…

    • laqisha

      I’m sorry to hear about your mother…..I hope nobody goes through it.