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.
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.[...]
Participating in one of our Wendy Walks in an excellent way to support sarcoma research and raise awareness for rare sarcoma cancers. Last year, our Wendy Walks raised over $200,000 for sarcoma research! Register Now for one of our upcoming walk: Wendy Walk Miami– 4/8/18 at 10:00 AM at Palm Island Park Wendy Walk NYC– 5/6/18 at 10:00 AM at Tavern on the Green Here are some fast facts about our Walks: Tickets sold in 2016: Los Angeles: 524, NYC: 400, Miami: 450 With the money we raised… we will give several grants including a grant to the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy’s sarcoma project at Fred Hutchinson[...]
Participating in one of our Wendy Walks is an excellent way to support sarcoma research and raise awareness for rare sarcoma cancers. In Miami Beach, Dr. Jonathan Trent, Director of the Sarcoma Medical Research Program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Miami delivered our keynote address. In New York City, we heard from Dr. David Geller, Wendy Walk Grant Recipient, and Co-Director of Orthopedic Oncology at Montefiore Health System. In Los Angeles, we look forward to hearing from Dr. Arun Singh, from the Sarcoma Service Division of Hematology-Oncology at UCLA. We hope you can join us! Wendy Walk[...]
Wendy Walk thrives because of our dedicated volunteers. Many of our volunteers have been connected to the cause since the beginning. We wanted to tell you about Carrie and Lauren Pollare a mother/daughter team from Pacific Palisades who have helped to manage and expand Wendy Walk since it started. When Wendy Landes and her family moved to Pacific Palisades in 1994 Carrie Pollare welcomed Wendy into the community, and Lauren Pollare (Carrie’s 8 year old daughter) became best friends with Wendy’s daughter Ali. Ali and Wendy remained close with Lauren and Carrie throughout elementary school, middle school and college. When[...]
A tribute to my mother by Adina Zaiontz. My Mom, Lucy Zaiontz, passed away at the age of 62 after a difficult battle with Liposarcoma cancer. My mom spent her life trying to lift us up to a better one. Her example and hard work still helps and inspires us now and will continue always. My mom was born, Lucy (“Lusia”) Shusterman in Moscow, USSR, during a snowstorm on a cold winter night on April 14, 1952. The oldest of three kids, Lucy’s mom, Klara Balabir was a prominent surgeon and her father, Joseph Shusterman was a Soviet war hero and[...]
On Sunday April 17, 2016, 500 people walked around Palm and Hibiscus Islands in order to raise funds and awareness for Sarcoma, a very rare form of cancer. The crowd gathered at Palm Island Park to register, hear speeches, and sample delicious food and juice. Miami Beach Commissioners Grecco, Malakoff & Steinberg kicked off the day with a proclamation from the City of Miami Beach proclaiming April 17, 2016 Wendy Walk Day. We then heard from the founders of Wendy Walk (Ali, Matt, and Jackie) and from Dr. Jonathan Trent, the Director of the Sarcoma Medical Research Program at Sylvester[...]