Birmingham, UK resident Kerry Hamilton opened up to us about her ongoing battle with Leiomyosarcoma. Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Kerry. I work as a territory sales manager for a spectacle company, which I absolutely love. I’m a naturally positive person with a great family and a super special group of friends. I like to get the best out of every situation… and to laugh a good laugh. I’m also a tomboy who loves getting outdoors with my rescue dog, Lady, and also enjoys the occasional chance to get glammed up for a night out[...]
Actress and advocate for sarcoma awareness Peri Gilpin opened up to us about her mother’s battle with Leiomyosarcoma and her experience with Wendy Walk. How did you first become aware of sarcoma cancer? I am not sure… I learned that my mother had cancer in November of 1983 a couple of days before her 42nd birthday. It was several years later that I realized it was a sarcoma cancer. What kind of sarcoma was your mom diagnosed with? My mother was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma. She was told it started in the wall of her uterus and metastasized by her hysterectomy. Where[...]
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[...]
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,[...]
“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.”
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 –[...]
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[...]
Read about American Ninja Warrior Arianne Missimer and her fierce battle with liposarcoma here.
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.