Sarcoma Foundation of America Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Interested in holding a fundraising event?  Contact SFA Chapter Manager Patrice Guzman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 301-253-8687.  She will help you get started and answer any questions you may have.  The SFA has tools that you can use, as well as guidelines and suggestions, that will help make the most of your fundraising activities.  You can also set up an online fundraising page at CrowdRise.

Because of the grassroots nature of the SFA, we are relying on your local ingenuity to develop ideas for fundraising for sarcoma research. Rest assured that we will help facilitate your efforts so that you can have a successful event!  Possible fundraising ideas include a cocktail reception, happy hour, wine tasting, bowling tournament, lemonade stand, garage sale, car wash, local run/walk, golf tournament, or gala.

Below is a list of upcoming fundraising events throughout the U.S. that are raising vital funds for sarcoma research. Please get involved!


Monna’s Heart Birthday Celebration

Jun 09, 2014 • Nationwide

image Monna Jones, who was diagnosed and has been battling pulmonary artery sarcoma since 2009, is turning 50 in July. In honor of her birthday, as well as Sarcoma Awareness month, Monna is requesting that you donate to the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) in lieu of birthday gifts.

The mission of the SFA is to advocate for sarcoma patients by funding research and increasing awareness of this rare and aggressive cancer.

Please consider a tax deductible donation in honor of Monna – one of many brave and resilient sarcoma warriors!!

DONATE HERE




image“Monna’s Heart”

Made with Love in Honor of my Beloved friend Monna who is a Sarcoma Cancer of the Heart Survivor and Warrior!

The Monna’s heart quilt will be raffled off on Saturday, July 12, 2014. For information on how to enter for your chance to win this inspirational quilt, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Queen 84”x92”
100% cotton fabric and batting

Raffle Ticket Cost- $5.00


Find a Cure for Sarcoma

Jul 01, 2014 • Nationwide

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Kelly Frey’s Fundraiser: Find a Cure for Sarcoma

Late in the summer of 2012, we were told that my mom had advanced metastatic sarcoma.  My mom had always been lucky to have really good health, so this was quite unexpected. 

She went through very intesnse chemo treatments, radiation and trial drugs.  I went with her when she had her head shaved and was fitted for a wig.  I remember having a hard time telling her which one I liked best because she looked beautiful in each one she tried on.  She handled losing her hair with grace and embraced her new ‘hair-do.’

Sarcoma is not a well-known cancer and thus, is not as well-funded for treatment research.  For us, though, we now know it well and treatment research and new innovations are what kept us going. 

My mom lost her battle in October of 2013.  We miss her every single day and continue to fight for others so they don’t lose their loved ones.

If you are able, I hope you will consider donating to the Sarcoma Foundation of America through my fundraiser.

Kelly Frey’s Fundraiser: Find a Cure for Sarcoma


10th Annual Marcia Brodsky Charity Golf Outing

Aug 01, 2014 • New York

8:00 AM

Stonebridge Golf Club
Smithtown, NY


On behalf of the Brodsky Family, thank you for your support of the 10th Annual Marcia Brodsky Charity Golf Outing. Your love, friendship and commitment to this special event is greatly appreciated. Your donation will support others in their fight against this dreaded disease.

Mike Brodsky



Sarcoma Climb of Kilimanjaro in Memory of David Brenneman

Aug 16, 2014 • Nationwide

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My husband, David, battled valiantly a rare and aggressive form of sarcoma for 15 months. August 31, 2014 will mark the first anniversary of his passing. While he was still in the early weeks of cancer treatment and we had plenty of hope that he would beat this devastating disease, he and I had planned to take on a physical challenge to celebrate the success of his treatment and simultaneously raise awareness and funds for this rare cancer, which receives practically no public attention or funding. After David’s death, I decided to carry out our original plan and climb Kilimanjaro in August 2014. I dedicate this trek to David’s invincible spirit and intend to channel any funds I raise directly to the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), whose goal is to find the cure in our time.

Please join me on this journey and follow along via my blog, http://www.amountaintoclimb.org

With many thanks for your support,
Mina

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT MINA’S EFFORTS


7th Annual Birdie Tourney Golf Scramble

Aug 18, 2014 • Michigan

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Please join us for the 7th Annual Birdie Golf Tourney on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Clio Country Club. This year’s event will continue to support a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, Sarcoma Cancer Research. The event is held in memory of our daughter, Mary Beth Knox, who died from Ewings Sarcoma in 2007.

The tournament will begin with a continental breakfast, registration and a shotgun start at 10:00 am. Lunch will be served at two locations on the course. We will also have prizes, a 50/50 Raffle and a tournament contest.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Sarcoma Foundation of America in Mary Beth’s name.

Please join us for what is sure to be another great day of fun and golf. Together we can make a difference. Thanks for being a part of our team! —Mike and Mary Jo Knox and Family

9:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
RAIN OR SHINE

Clio Country Club
13141 N. Linden Road
Clio, Michigan 48420

Download brochure here

FOR QUESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (810) 687-2193



2nd Annual Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma Golf Outing

Aug 23, 2014 • Pennsylvania

Event Time: Registration starts at 12:30pm

Location: Willowbrook Country Club in Apollo, PA

This is the second annual Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma Golf Outing. The event is being held to help bring about awareness and the symptoms of sarcoma. Golf is a scramble event, with a semi-formal dinner to follow, with prizes and a brief introduction to sarcoma from local physicians from university of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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2nd Annual Swing Against Sarcoma

Sep 20, 2014 • Pennsylvania

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Swing Against Sarcoma, Bud Lawall Memorial Golf Outing, which will be held on September 20, 2014, at the Bucks Club in Jamison, PA. Harry “Bud” Lawall Jr. was a man like no other. He was an orthotist/prosthetist by trade, but also carpenter, fisherman, golfer, husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Let’s continue to follow Bud’s words of wisdom, “Keep your head up.”

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION, SPONSORSHIP, and/or DINNER DETAILS


1st Annual St. Louis Cure Sarcoma 5k Run/Walk

Oct 05, 2014 • Missouri

The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) was established as a 501(c)3 charitable organization in 2001 to advocate for increased research to find new and better therapies with which to treat patients with sarcoma. In partnership with the Siteman Cancer Center, the SFA will be kicking off the inaugural 1st Annual St. Louis Cure Sarcoma 5K Walk/Run.

The St. Louis Cure Sarcoma 5K Walk/Run, and events like it around the country, have played a significant role in SFA’s ability to invest over $5 million toward sarcoma research, advocacy and education. You can make a positive impact toward the cure for sarcoma by registering to participate in 2014 inaugural event! We will see you there!

The mission of the St. Louis Cure Sarcoma 5K Run/Walk is to create awareness about this extremely rare disease, generate funding for much needed research and provide a place for families impacted by sarcoma to meet. The 1st Annual STLCS race will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 9:00 AM (Check-in at 7:30 AM). 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit research for this often aggressive cancer. The proceeds will be split evenly between the Sarcoma Foundation of America and Siteman Cancer Center for local sarcoma research conducted by Brian Van Tine, MD, PhD.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR TO REGISTER


7th Annual Florida 5K Run/Walk for a Sarcoma Cure

Oct 19, 2014 • Florida

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The 7th Annual Florida 5K Run/Walk for a Sarcoma Cure will take place at Central Park in Plantation, Florida on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 5:45 am.

Funds raised through this race will support the Sarcoma Foundation of America and its mission to increase research, awareness, education to better benefit sarcoma patients, their families and caretakers.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFO


Andrea Wysocki Inspirational Necklaces

Dec 31, 2014 • Nationwide

Sterling silver jewelry made by Andrea Wysocki Jewelry. These inspirational necklaces were designed with sarcoma patients and families in mind. Chose from either a horizontal or vertical bar and put the word of your choice on it for yourself or a loved one. You can choose a word up to 8 letters long for the horizontal necklace and 6 long for the vertical. Some suggestions are hope, faith, love, believe, courage, strength, survivor.

$14 from each of the horizontal necklaces and $12 from each of the vertical necklaces will be donated to the Sarcoma Foundation of America.

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