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A Celebration of Life

 Today’s post was written by Bert E. Thomas IV, PhD, MBA, CEO of the Sarcoma Foundation of America.   Each year, the Sarcoma Foundation of America holds its annual gala, “A Celebration of Life,” in New York City to raise money to support our sarcoma research efforts.  This evening serves as… Read More

My Sarcoma Story – Joey

Note: Joey’s story was shared by his mother, Linda. Joey’s Story: My son Joey, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in February 2009. A large tumor in his knee proved to be malignant. I had never heard of this disease and was sure that whatever it was, he could beat it. We began… Read More

In memory of Laura Elizabeth Manikas

Laura Elizabeth Manikas (Cottrell), age 56, a longtime resident of Lockport and Homer Glen, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her husband and children on Saturday, March 11, 2017. She is survived by her loving family; husband George Manikas; children Stephanie, Emily and George Manikas; brother Bill (Stephanie)… Read More

In memory of Jay Bontatibus

Jay Bontatibus, age 52, of Los Angeles, CA, and formerly of Cheshire, CT, entered into rest on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at St. John’s Heath Center in Santa Monica, CA. Jay was born on July 31, 1964, in Cheshire, son of Michael and Frances Bontatibus. Jay had a big heart… Read More

In memory of Diane N. Whipple

Our mother’s wish was to help find a cure and alternative treatment for sarcoma patients. This form of cancer is minimally researched and underfunded in the cancer community and as Diane’s wish, we would like to raise funds in her honor to help find a cure. Diane Novotny Whipple, 55,… Read More

Rare Disease Day 2017

 Today’s post was written by Bert E. Thomas IV, PhD, MBA, CEO of the Sarcoma Foundation of America.   Two years ago, I wrote a blog post in honor of Rare Disease Day.  Entitled, “Shedding Light on the Forgotten Cancer,” it was a piece meant to raise awareness for a little… Read More

My Sarcoma Story – Kimberly

  Kimberly’s Story: June 20, 2016. This was the day that I first heard the word Sarcoma. It was 3 am, and I woke up to get a glass of water and saw an email on my phone from Quest – the results of my biopsy. I opened it, thinking it… Read More

My Sarcoma Story – Evan

  Note: Evan’s story was shared by his wife, Felicia. Evan’s Story: My husband Evan and I are parents to two young children, a 1-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son. After experiencing some intermittent pain in his left ankle, in December 2015 Evan got an MRI which revealed a mass in his… Read More

A Window of Hope

 Today’s post was written by Bert E. Thomas IV, PhD, MBA, CEO of the Sarcoma Foundation of America.   There was a long period of time where there seemed to be little to no progress in finding ways to battle the forgotten cancer known as sarcoma. This period of time lasted… Read More

My Sarcoma Story – Donna

  Donna’s Story: My story starts in 2014. My husband and I were in the process of renewing our life insurance. My broker was on me about getting an MRI on my leg. If Mike Spena had not pushed me to get my MRI done, I would definitely not be writing my… Read More

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