Race to Cure Sarcoma Philadelphia – Emilie’s Story

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Race to Cure Sarcoma<sup>TM</sup> Philadelphia 2016The Race to Cure SarcomaTM Philadelphia is just around the corner! On October 30, 2016, patients, survivors, family, friends, healthcare providers and other concerned individuals will come together to raise awareness and funds for sarcoma research.

One of our volunteers and team captains, Emilie Joly, shares why she’s involved.


Emilie pic waivedI care about supporting the Sarcoma Foundation of America and participating in their Race to Cure SarcomaTM Philadelphia because I lost my mom to leiomyosarcoma in 2013, just THREE months after her diagnosis.

When she was diagnosed, I scrambled to find out more information and treatment options. Before her diagnosis I had never heard of it. I struggled to find much information about leiomyosarcoma, and it seemed even more difficult to find treatment options in the Lehigh Valley/Philadelphia area.

My whole family, including my mom, felt pretty hopeless with the lack of information available. It’s important to me to help raise money for research in her memory because while it’s considered “rare,” millions of people are affected by sarcoma – patients, friends, family, communities and loved ones – and no one should feel as if their situation is hopeless. Please help me, and others affected by sarcoma, keep hope alive!

Together we will move mountains to make this happen.



Start a Team, Join an Existing Team or Race as an Individual.

Take the first step towards a cure for Sarcoma at the Race to Cure SarcomaTM Philadelphia, October 30, 2016, at Warminster Community Park.

Funds raised will help support sarcoma cancer research locally, at the Sarcoma Center at Fox Chase Cancer Center, and across the country.



Can’t attend?

You can still help take a step toward the cure by making a donation to the Race to Cure SarcomaTM Philadelphia.