Kaitlyn Tarpey and Sal Borea are very excited to be participating in this year’s Dancing with the Stars with Donate Life CT. Having known each other since the 6th grade, neither of them can confidently say that the other is any good at ballroom dancing. (Though Sal was a pretty good D1 Soccer Defender at University of Vermont and Kaitlyn was a pretty good Miss Connecticut placing Top Ten at Miss America). Sal and Kaitlyn came to know Donate Life through attending the gala last year, and when asked to dance they couldn’t turn down the competition! This event is especially near to Kaitlyn’s heart as she was invited to attend the 2016 event a month after her Miss America sister, Cara McCollum of New Jersey, passed away. Cara is remembered as an intelligent titleholder who consistently gave more of herself than necessary, including her organs after she passed. Kaitlyn and Sal are dancing in Cara’s honor and hoping to raise money and awareness for the importance of organ donation.
Sal and Kaitlyn have a 6 pound chihuahua named Bruno who enjoys stealing Sal’s socks. They enjoy golfing, cooking together and watching Suits. Kaitlyn is an HR Consultant and Sal is a Medical Device Sales Rep.
CT Coalition for Organ & Tissue Donation, dba, Donate Life Connecticut
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278 Durham, CT 06422
Physical Address (No mail deliveries accepted): 16 Main St Durham, CT 06422