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Walking with Strength, Courage and Hope for the Cure to Rare Sarcoma Cancers
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The 4th annual Swing & Strut for Sarcoma in honor of Mickey Stachel, who passed away from sarcoma in 2012, surpassed 100 participants for the first time in the event’s history. Every year this event serves as a means to raise awareness of sarcoma and funds for research of this rare, aggressive form of cancer. It’s also a celebration of Mickey – his kindness, humor, generosity, and caring nature. This year the Swing & Strut for Sarcoma raised over $11,000. Proceeds will support a grant to research immunotherapy, an innovative cancer treatment approach, at Stanford University. We are grateful that Mickey’s life continues[...]
Sarcoma Survivors: Diana’s Story
Diana’s Story I was working as an ER nurse, and life was going quite smoothly for me and my family. One morning, as I was getting out of bed, my hand happened to brush against an unfamiliar lump on the side of my left leg, just 4 inches above the knee. It was painless, about half the size of a Silly Putty egg, and was easy to wiggle around. It seemed to have come out of nowhere. Alarmed, I called my doctor and got in to her office that morning to get it checked out. She examined it, and said,[...]
Cooking with Cancer: Holly Clegg’s Easy Watermelon Tomato Salad
Nothing is better than a ripe, juicy watermelon. Eating Well Through Cancer author, Holly Clegg, shared her go-to summer salad recipe with us. Complete with fresh tomatoes, basil, and watermelon, this salad is light, simple, and packed with antioxidants. Water accounts for over 90% of watermelon’s weight, but this fruit is rich in potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It’s also an incredible source of lycopene, an antioxidant known to help reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers. Holly Clegg’s Easy Watermelon Tomato Salad Makes 10 (1/2-cup) servings Ingredients: 4 cups scooped out watermelon balls or chunks 1/2 cup chopped red[...]
Sarcoma Survivor: Cheryl Fox
“The scariest thing doctors have ever told me? Probably that this just keeps recurring… There really is no cure” – Cheryl Fox Sarcoma survivor Cheryl Fox opens up about her liposarcoma diagnosis, treatment, and staying strong – both emotionally and physically. “Wendy Walk means a sense of community, a sense of support… They’re there, their heart’s in the right place, and [it’s] all about helping people.”
Join Us for the 4th Annual Swing & Strut for Sarcoma Saturday, August 5th, at 12:30 PM!
Calling all Ohioans! Join us for the 4th annual Swing & Strut for Sarcoma in honor of Mickey Stachel, who passed away from sarcoma in August of 2012. This event serves as a means to raise awareness of sarcoma and funds for research of this rare, aggressive form of cancer. It’s also a celebration of Mickey – his kindness, humor, generosity, and caring nature. What: 18-hole golf scramble or 5K walk, followed by children’s activities, a picnic, and a raffle Where: The Sanctuary Golf Club, 2017 Applegrove St. NW, North Canton, OH 44720 When: August 5, 2017 Ticket Options: $90 –[...]
Wendy Walk 2017: An Overview
More than 1,000 individuals – including patients and survivors – gathered in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles to raise awareness of sarcoma and funds to support research to find a cure for this rare, aggressive form of cancer that impacted the life of Wendy Landes. The Wendy Walk Foundation has raised over $3.65 million to date. From coast to coast, togetherness was a prevalent theme at each of this year’s Wendy Walks. Whether led by a survivor or walking in memory of a loved one, teams showed up in droves. Keynote speakers included Dr. Jonathan Trent of the Sylvester Cancer Center in[...]
Arianne Missimer’s Story: An unyielding battle of body and mind
Read about American Ninja Warrior Arianne Missimer and her fierce battle with liposarcoma here.
Ideal Woman Highlights the Wendy Walk
Wendy Walk is pleased to partner with local Los Angeles artist, Allie Pohl, on her Ideal Woman project. Read Ali Landes’ Ideal Woman interview here.
Wendy Walk in Los Angeles 2016
Marie’s Story: “I want to inspire people”
My name is Marie Chronopoulos. I’m from Yeppoon QLD Australia. In July of 2008 I was diagnosed with myxoid liposarcoma. I was 41 years old. I had 4 children, a wonderful partner and a career that was everything I had ever wanted. My entire world came crashing in around me as the doctors delivered the devastating news. I had discovered a tiny little lump on my collar bone. That little lump on my collar bone, which I thought may have been a cyst, would turn my entire world around. A biopsy was performed and the results came back as myxoid liposarcoma.[...]