Bring Hope to Sarcoma Warriors This Holiday Season

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Bring Hope to Sarcoma Warriors This Holiday Season

Dear Friend of the Sarcoma Foundation of America, What do the Holidays Mean to you? “Sarcomas are bad, bad, actors.” The doctor’s solemn warning still echoes in my head and reverberates through my whole body this time of year… nearly 20 years after he uttered the words. The holiday season can bring excitement and anticipation as well as fond memories of frenzied shopping trips, festive parties, and spending time with loved ones. But for me, sketchy images from a raw, colorless day in November of 1998 also flash through my mind. “Your son has a rare aggressive cancer called alveolar…  Read More »

Join the Sarcoma Foundation of America on #GivingTuesday

Join the Sarcoma Foundation of America on Tuesday, November 28 for Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity. The Sarcoma Foundation of America is proud take part in Giving Tuesday.   We invite you to join us and help celebrate Giving Tuesday!  Thanks to the generosity of Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, your gift to the Sarcoma Foundation of America will have an even greater impact on Giving Tuesday! Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are teaming up to…  Read More »

Teen Comedy Contest for the #CureSarcoma Cause

 Today’s post was written by Sara Jade Alan, a sarcoma survivor and author. On the evening of November 17, at Smoky Hill High School, Colorado’s first-ever Teen Comedy Contest was held. In a cafeteria transformed by talented teen techies into a theater space complete with stage lighting, over fifty students from six high school improv troupes around the Denver metro area gathered together. They brought their energy, excitement, and chops for making-stuff-up-on-the-spot, all to benefit a great cause…and to compete for improv glory. With troupe names like the Flustered Mustards (Heritage HS), Method to Madness (Cherokee Trail HS), Regular Irregulars (East…  Read More »

The Healing Power of Comedy

 Today’s post was written by Sara Jade Alan, a sarcoma survivor and author.   In 2005, I was in my twenties and living and performing comedy in New York City. I had just completed an eight-month yoga-teacher training program when I discovered a lump on my outer left thigh. I thought it would be nothing, but I went to see an orthopedic doctor about it to make sure. He coolly told me: tumor. I remember walking out of his office onto the blustery NYC street, the giant X-ray envelope whipping around in my hands like a sail—as if to warn, the…  Read More »

Meet the Researcher – Andrew Koff, PhD

Andrew Koff, PhD, Member and Professor, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center   2014 Heidi Connery Memorial Research Grant: “Proteomic and genomic approaches to understanding intrinsic and acquired resistance to CDK4 inhibition therapy in well differentiated/dedifferentiated liposarcoma”   PLEASE DESCRIBE THE FOCUS OF THE RESEARCH PERFORMED IN YOUR LAB. The laboratory of cell cycle regulation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is interested in identifying the genes and proteins that regulate the transition of cells from quiescence, a reversible type of proliferative exit, to senescence, a more stable irreversible type of proliferative exit.  Proliferation associated with a deregulated cell cycle…  Read More »

2017 Artwork Contest Winners

The results of our 2017 Children’s Sarcoma Artwork Contest are in and it’s a tie! Congratulations to both Alli and Ellie, 11-year-old twins. They created their pieces in memory of their beloved brother, Brice. Brice passed away from Epithelioid Sarcoma. Alli’s artwork will be featured on the SFA’s 2017 holiday card. Ellie’s work will be used for new SFA note cards. Both Alli and Ellie’s artwork is now featured in our SFA shop!  Visit http://www.cafepress.com/curesarcoma and click on the “Children’s Artwork” tab to see the newest merchandise with Alli and Ellie’s designs. Thank you again to everyone who submitted their art. All…  Read More »

Race to Cure Sarcoma Milwaukee Fundraiser – Portillo’s

Join us on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 5 pm – 8 pm at the Portillo’s located at 17685 W. Bluemound Rd in Brookfield, WI 53005.  Bring this flyer or show it on your smart phone and 20% of proceeds will benefit the Race to Cure Sarcoma™ Milwaukee! Haven’t signed up for the race yet? Visit support.curesarcoma.org/milwaukee for details and registration information.

Sarcoma Foundation of Announces 2017 Research Grants

  DAMASCUS, Md. – May 24, 2017 – The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), an organization dedicated to increased awareness and research for sarcoma, today announced that it has awarded $500,000 in research funds to deserving scientists at institutions across the United States as part of its 2017 SFA Research Grant program. Ten research grants, each worth $50,000, have been awarded to researchers who have made it their mission to study sarcoma, a rare cancer that arises in the body’s soft tissue and bone. All proposals are peer reviewed by members of the SFA Medical Advisory Board who award the…  Read More »

It’s Been a Privilege

 Today’s post was written by Bert E. Thomas IV, PhD, MBA, CEO of the Sarcoma Foundation of America. This is my last week at the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA). Over the last three years it has been my privilege to serve the sarcoma patient community through my role at the SFA. I have meet so many amazing patients, caregivers, doctors and researchers in that time. I have been moved by the challenges that each face, the perseverance that they demonstrate in their individual and collective efforts to achieve better patient outcomes, and the hope and optimism that the sarcoma community…  Read More »

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.  Last year, she wrote a blog about how kids can help in our efforts to raise money for sarcoma research.  She has once again chosen to serve as a guest blogger during her time in the office.   By Caleigh   Have you ever wondered about the Sarcoma Foundation of…  Read More »