Beating Sarcoma to the Finish Line

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Beating Sarcoma to the Finish Line

SFA is honored to announce that, Marissa Friedman, a sarcoma survivor, runner, and Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) volunteer, kicked off the SFA’s inaugural year participating in the San Francisco Marathon on, June 16, 2013. In May 2012, at 27 years old, Marissa was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma which is found in only 800 people annually. Already a runner, she was registered for the 2012 San Francisco Marathon.  Instead of spending the summer training, she was receiving chemotherapy treatment and undergoing surgery to remove the tumor which was wrapped around her femoral artery. Marissa’s strength, determination, and refusal to be…  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 »