Meet Jonathan Yip – 2016 Courage Award Recipient

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Meet Jonathan Yip – 2016 Courage Award Recipient

        In 2010, Jonathan Yip was diagnosed with osteosarcoma after returning from a carefree summer in China. Taking time off from his studies at Harvard, Jonathan underwent chemotherapy and surgery over the course of the next 10 months. At the end of his treatment, thanks to the dedication and expertise of his team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, including Dr. John Healey and Jody Roth, RN, Jonathan emerged cancer free and leg intact. A week after chemotherapy ended, bald and with a cane, Jonathan went to Washington, DC to intern at the White House National Economic…  Read More »

Meet Bonnie Newman-Myers – 2016 Courage Award Recipient

    Bonnie Newman was 19 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer for the first time. A semester in school was delayed for treatment, but she eventually graduated from college and spent the following summer on a backpacking adventure through Europe with her twin sister. The second time she was diagnosed, Bonnie was a new hire at a large Wall Street firm and the youngest woman accepted into their Broker/Financial Advisors training program. Only 6 weeks into her new position, she found out her cancer had returned and spread. After surgery, chemotherapy, and a long recovery, she returned…  Read More »

Meet Nathan Greenberg – 2016 Courage Award Recipient

    Nathan Greenberg was just 21 years old, captain of the Union College Men’s lacrosse team, and eager to head into his senior year of college.  At this moment in his life, Nathan had everything figured out and was looking forward to one final summer of fun before the real world.  However, one week before he headed back for his senior year,  he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in his left hip. After two surgeries, 13 rounds of chemotherapy, and countless trips to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Nathan was able to complete his treatment. Because of his positive…  Read More »

Sarcoma Foundation of America Announces 14th Annual Fundraising Gala

– John H. Healey, MD, and Advaxis Immunotherapies among the honorees at the “Celebration of Life”-   DAMASCUS, Md.  – April 14, 2016 – The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) today announced that the 14th Annual SFA New York fundraising gala, “A Celebration of Life,” will take place on May 12, 2016, at Guastavino’s, 409 E 59th Street, New York, NY.  The New York event raises money to fund innovative sarcoma research that will lead to the development of new and better therapies for sarcoma patients. “A Celebration of Life” will honor those who have battled sarcoma, as well as…  Read More »

SFA Courage Awards

2014 Sarcoma Foundation of America Courage Award Recipients Every year, the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) honors those who have demonstrated strength and perseverance in their battle with sarcoma.  On May 5, during the 12th Annual Sarcoma Foundation of America Gala, the SFA will present Courage Awards to some very deserving individuals who have inspired other sarcoma patients by demonstrating that they do not have to be physically, emotionally or spiritually defeated by sarcoma. We are pleased to introduce you to this inspiring group of people.  We hope that you will be as touched by their stories as we have…  Read More »