Posts Tagged ‘sarcoma foundation’

American Income Life Supports Sarcoma Foundation

American Income Life Supports Sarcoma Foundation Donations will help fund research and education POMPANO BEACH, FL SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 — American Income Life Insurance Company, headquartered in Waco, TX, in partnership with State General Agents Tom Williams and David Zophin, donated $10,000 to the Sarcoma Foundation of America (South Florida Chapter) as part of the Company’s Closer to the Heart program of charitable giving. Tom Williams, State General Agent of the Williams-Zophin Agency, representing American Income Life in the south Florida region, presented the donation to Bert Thomas, CEO of Sarcoma Foundation of America at Williams-Zophin’s main office in Pompano…  Read More »

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

  Did you know that sarcomas represent 1% of all cancers but 15% of all childhood cancers?   September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For many children that means back to school and all the excitement it brings.  But instead of worrying about new clothes and school supplies, children fighting sarcoma are dealing with terrifying visits to the hospital for surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments.   You can help change that!  Your contribution to the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) will provide hope to a young boy like Damon, whose doctors discovered osteosarcoma in his left arm when he was just 9…  Read More »

2015 Sarcoma Foundation of America Honorees

Every year, the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) honors those who have demonstrated strength and perseverance in their battle with sarcoma. On April 30, during the 13th Annual Sarcoma Foundation of America fundraiser, A Celebration of Life, the SFA will honor 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 been.   Richard Gorlick, MD – Nobility…  Read More »

You are Critical to our Cause

A message from Sarcoma Foundation of America CEO, Bert Thomas, PhD, MBA Dear Friend of the Sarcoma Foundation of America, As we approach the end of another year, the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) would like to take a moment to thank you. Because of supporters like you, the SFA has been able to invest more than $5 million over the past 11 years in much needed sarcoma research. You have made the SFA the leading voice for sarcoma patients! Thanks to your generous donations this year, the Sarcoma Foundation of America has made substantial investments over the course of 2014 to advance toward the cure…  Read More »

Mike Judge vs. Ewing’s Sarcoma

By guest blogger, Mike Judge On August 29, 2013, I was diagnosed with cancer. Ewing’s sarcoma to be exact. What I thought was just a strained triceps ended up being cancer. I didn’t think that it was even possible to have a primary cancer in an extremity. Sarcoma? I had never heard that word in my life until I walked into the orthopedic surgeon’s office on July 26, 2013. I complained of pain that got worse over my freshman year of college at Penn State  and noticed a lump in my triceps muscle towards the end of the year. Was…  Read More »

An Open Letter to Miles 2 Give

By Tony Ferlenda, SFA CEO Tomorrow you will complete your courageous and compelling run across the country.  Congratulations!  Your journey has been an incredible thing to witness.  And you have incredible stories to go along with that journey.  Along the way you’ve received an education, you’ve educated others, and you’ve made an impact that you may never completely understand.  You’ve said that the highlight has been the people that you’ve met.  The patients, survivors, families, doctors, nurses and strangers on the street. That’s when you really feel the impact. You think you know, but you have no idea. I’ve used…  Read More »

The Love of My Life…

By Cookie Rumely, Guest Blogger The love of my life, Paul Rumely, was diagnosed nine years ago with a soft tissue sarcoma.  Sarcoma?  We had never even heard of the disease and his was so rare that there were hardly any statistics. Approximately one year later, after having fought an amazingly courageous battle, Paul passed away at age 59 in 2005, with even the most notable doctor imaginable in charge of his case. Since 2005, it has been my great pleasure and honor to be involved with the Sarcoma Foundation of America in his memory.  I just couldn’t imagine not…  Read More »

Thank You!

As we quickly approach the end of 2012, we at the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) would like to take a moment to reflect on some of the major accomplishments achieved over the past year. These successes are possible because of you!  Because of the wonderful contributions made by SFA supporters like you, we are able to move more rapidly toward our shared goal – eradicating sarcoma. Earlier this week, Mark Thornton, President of the SFA Board of Directors, sent a letter to SFA members and donors thanking them for the role that they played in the successes that the…  Read More »