Save the date for the Sarcoma Foundation of America’s 20th annual fundraising gala, Stand Up to Sarcoma, which will be held on September 28, 2022, at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Join us as we gather to honor those who are making a difference in the sarcoma community.

Stand Up to Sarcoma is a signature event of the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), highlighting outstanding sarcoma advocates with the Courage Award. SFA will also be honoring a researcher or doctor investigating groundbreaking research with the Nobility in Science Award and recognizing an organization or person in recognition of the honoree’s efforts to advance the care and treatment of sarcoma, bringing hope to patients and survivors with the Vision of Hope Award.  The Compassionate Care Award recognizes a patient/nurse navigator (clinical/nurse, community health worker, social worker in the role of a navigator) for his or her outstanding contributions to patient care, support or education.  These international awards are the highest honor SFA bestows and are awarded each year at the Stand Up to Sarcoma Gala.  

Along with these recognitions, this gala serves as a signature event of the organization in two important ways:

  1. It is a primary fundraising event for the organization; It is the premier event that best highlights the mission of the Sarcoma Foundation of America.
  2. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the 2023 research and patient education programs; Funding sarcoma research grants and educating patients about novel therapies and empowering them to be better advocates for their care.

SFA relies on the devotion and support of donors and friends to continue working to find new and better therapies, and ultimately the cure, for sarcoma. Your support will aide in the effort to fund research and provide resources for the sarcoma community. 

We hope you will join the SFA community to honor outstanding and inspirational leaders who proudly represent the important work of SFA while raising money for much needed research.

LOCATION: Edison Ballroom, New York, NY

DATE:  Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Vision of Hope Award

Adaptimmune Therapeutics

Nobility in Science Award

Crystal Mackall, MD
Ernest and Amelia Gallo Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Stanford University

Compassionate Care Award

Devon Ciampa, LCSW-C, OSW-C
Clinical Social Worker, The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, AYA Patient Navigator for Johns Hopkins through the Ulman Foundation

Courage Award


Amira Yunis Courage Award

Todd Barron