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Working and Learning at the SFA

Today’s blog was written by Caleigh during her time at the Sarcoma Foundation of America’s office for “Take Your Child to Work” day.  Caleigh, a 3rd grader, is the daughter of Lori Hoffman, SFA’s Senior Manager of Public Policy and External Affairs. This is Caleigh’s third year helping out at the SFA…. Read More

Racing Toward a Cure for Sarcoma

 Today’s post was written by Bert E. Thomas IV, PhD, MBA, CEO of the Sarcoma Foundation of America.   In the three years that I have been with the Sarcoma Foundation of America, I have had the privilege of serving the sarcoma community. An important part of my job as CEO… Read More

In memory of Donna DelVecchio

Donna (Hesser) DelVecchio finally found peace Friday, April 14, 2017, after a long and valiant fight with sarcoma cancer. Initially diagnosed with cancer in August of 2014, doctors in January 2015, gave her only a few weeks to live. Her faith and desire to be with family and friends gave… Read More

In memory of Nicholas Baylock

Nicholas Baylock July 7, 1993 – March 28, 2017 Nick passed away on Tuesday, March 28, after a long, tough battle with sarcoma. His life was cut too short at just 23 years old but he loved every moment of it. When asked how he wanted to be remembered he… Read More

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

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