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 for sarcoma.
- SFA awarded a half million dollars through our annual Sarcoma Innovation Research Grant Program, providing individual sarcoma researchers throughout the United States with the funding spark vital to unlocking the secrets of sarcoma.
- Fueling the discovery of new therapies for sarcoma patients, the SFA designated an additional quarter of a million dollars in collaborative, interdisciplinary research through our alliances with medical centers, as well as through the Sarcoma Specialized Program of Research Excellence.
- Partnering with others in the community, the SFA is funding a groundbreaking clinical trial with a breakthrough therapeutic that unleashes the power of the immune system, changing the landscape of cancer and providing real hope to patients.
While we have made many strides over the years, we cannot continue to have such a strong impact without your continued support. Federal funding for sarcoma research is very limited, with less than 1% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget directed toward sarcoma.
You are Critical to our Cause
The SFA has made it a priority to fill this funding gap, but we must do more! Only with more research can we stop this insidious disease in its tracks – a disease that attacks anytime without warning.
You can help us move closer to new and better therapies by making a tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $100, $500 or more to support the Sarcoma Foundation of America’s mission to find the cure in our time. Do something today by making a charitable contribution to the SFA.
Please share this letter with a friend and ask them to do the same.
Bert Thomas, PhD, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Sarcoma Foundation of America