Stand Up to Sarcoma Gala

The Sarcoma Foundation of America’s 19th annual fundraising gala, Stand Up to Sarcoma, will now be a virtual event on September 28. 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.  View our past award recipients here.

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 2022 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. The evening will take place on an interactive virtual event platform, and include a compelling program, silent auction, virtual photo booth and entertainment.

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.


DATE:  September 28, 2021


Courage Award

Team Langbein
Chicago Race to Cure Sarcoma

Trent Williams
San Francisco 49ers

Compassionate Care Award

Lauren Fleming, LCSW
Oncology Social Worker, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Vision of Hope Award

Epizyme, Inc

Nobility in Science Award

Eugenie Kleinerman, MD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Committee Members:
Brian Billeck Tara Geisser Jennifer Goodwin Justin Green
Jordan Greenberg Louise Higgins Alexandra “Lexie” Lewis Jonathan Lewis, MD, PhD
Michael Lewis Dan Rosenthal Evan Ruggiero Darren Tipton
Jessy Tolkan WD Sheila Yellin