Walking with Strength, Courage and Hope for the Cure to Rare Sarcoma Cancers
NY1: Ali Landes Organizes Walk Against Cancer
May 4, 2012 This is a story about how you can save someone’s life – through your attitude. For the Landes family, that attitude is the reason they’re here today, enjoying a walk in the park on a spring afternoon. Three years ago, this family was devastated by the words everyone dreads to hear. “Mom has cancer and she’s going to have to start chemo,” Ali Landes remembers her father telling the family. “It was one of the first times that I was just hysterical.” Click here to read the full story and see the video
Business Insider: These Kids Have Raised A Million Dollars To Help Save Their Mom’s Life
May 4, 2012 Wendy Landes, 56, was a renowned mediation lawyer, avid tennis player, active part of her Los Angeles community, mother of three, wife of 29 years, rock of her family—until one day when everything changed. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-these-3-kids-have-raised-a-million-dollars-to-help-save-their-moms-life-2012-5#ixzz1vBfD4GoJ
April 15, 2012 In 2008, junior Jackie Landes’ mother, Wendy Landes, was diagnosed with liposarcoma. Liposarcoma is a rare form of tissue cancer that results in the growth of malignant soft tissue tumors, usually in the abdominal cavity and extremities. The disease has no cure, but its symptoms are treatable. Most people who are diagnosed with liposarcoma receive a short prognosis. The prognosis, however, depends on the degree of the tumor. Three years, three siblings and nearly $500,000 later, Jackie and her family are still working to find a cure for her mother’s illness. Read more: http://www.themiamihurricane.com/2012/04/15/organization-raises-funds-for-rare-cancer/
April 3, 2012 Read online: http://issuu.com/cnews/docs/south_miami_news_4.3.2012/20?viewMode=presentation
April 10, 2012 The event was created by family members of L.A. resident Wendy Landes, 56, who sufferers from liposarcoma, a rare and currently incurable cancer. Co-chairs for the Miami Walk (there are also events in NY and LA) are Michael and Stephanie Rosen, Wendy’s brother and sister-in-law and Wendy’s daughter, Jackie Landes, a junior at University of Miami. Several UM sorority and fraternity members will participate. In addition, celebs including Sugar Ray Leonard, Maria Shriver and Katie Couric have spoken out in support of the organization. Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/08/2740986_p2/two-galas-on-the-same-night-raise.html#storylink=cpy
April 11, 2012 The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative has awarded a $250,000 grant to fund a new collaborative research study on myxoid liposarcoma. The grant brings together researchers from Canada, the Netherlands and the United States in a two-year study of this rare cancer. Myxoid liposarcomas account for about 10% of all soft tissue sarcomas, which are rare cancers of the connective tissues. They typically affect adults between the ages of 30 and 50 years old and are prone to metastasize (spread throughout the body). There are currently no effective systemic therapies for the disease, which can be highly lethal. Read More: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/4/prweb9383687.htm
April 12, 2012 The third annual Wendy Walk to fund liposarcoma research will be held May 6 in Los Angeles and also in Miami and New York City. Matt, Ali and Jackie Landes founded the Walk in 2010 for their mother, Palisadian Wendy Landes, who was diagnosed in 2008 with dedifferentiated liposarcoma. Read more: http://www.palisadespost.com/news/content.php?id=7428
The Wendy Walk 2012