We’re so grateful for you, Miami! You came together to raise over $50,000! The grants we fund at Wendy Walk directly advance sarcoma research — and it’s all thanks to you. We are determined that, with your continued support, we can change the reality of a sarcoma diagnosis. We welcomed Dr. Jonathan Trent of the Sylvester Cancer Center and Dr. W. Gregory Sawyer of the University of Florida at the Walk. The funds we raise help fulfill research grants for top medical professionals like these, who are dedicated to finding a cure for sarcoma. Every year we award the Purple Shoe[...]
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Spring is in the air and nothing says spring like a ripe, juicy watermelon. Eating Well Through Cancer author, Holly Clegg, shared her go-to spring 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[...]
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After a summer of healthy eating and exercise, Janice was on the road to better health when she noticed a small lump in her lower left abdomen. She assumed it was scar tissue from a past surgery, but decided to see her doctor six months later after it had grown to the size of a baseball. Shortly after undergoing surgery to remove what her doctors thought was a hernia, Janice found out she had cancer. Specifically, it was a malignant solitary fibrous tumor, a form of soft tissue sarcoma. Janice was 39-years-old when she was diagnosed. “I had never heard[...]
An analysis of more than 800 patients found that the one-size-fits-all approach to “aftercare” for localized soft tissue sarcoma is misguided. Local recurrence and distant metastasis occur in a non-constant fashion in the years after treatment, and a time- and risk-adapted strategy for aftercare is warranted. “Aftercare is something that we all do every day in our clinical work,” said Florian Posch, MD, MSc, of the Medical University of Graz in Austria. Because there is no established standard-of-care for soft-tissue sarcoma aftercare, Posch and colleagues conducted a study with the hypothesis that “the rate is much more informative than the[...]
Looking for a last-minute meal? Easy and satisfying, this one-pot soup fulfills the craving for a terrific homemade dish. Holly Clegg’s Chicken Tortilla Soup Makes 8 (1-cup) servings Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 3 corn tortillas, cut into small pieces 5 cups fat-free chicken broth, divided 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 2 cups shredded skinless rotisserie chicken breast 1 cup frozen corn 1 (4-ounce) can green chilies 1 cup red enchilada sauce Directions: In large nonstick pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté onion, garlic, and[...]
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[...]