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Walking with Strength, Courage and Hope for the Cure to Rare Sarcoma Cancers
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WSJ: One Family’s Cancer Rallying Effort Becomes a Legacy
Fundraising Walk Created by Landes Family Raises Millions       Read the full story by WSJ’s Melanie Grayce West at Wall Street Journal Online  
University of Miami TV Covers Wendy Walk Spin
Watch the University of Miami TV segment on our amazingly successful spin event at FlyWheel Miami February 1st     
$250K Grant Funds a Global Collaborative Research Study on Myxoid Liposarcoma
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 the full[...]
As a lawyer, Wendy brought her heart to her profession by dedicating herself to divorce mediation, insistent that just because a couple divorces they don’t need to be enemies and create a hostile environment for themselves and their children. Wendy’s children have followed her example—bringing their hearts and their incredible love for their mom—to focus on the fight to help cure liposarcoma. Like all advocates, they are passionate—and their commitment to this cause continues. Read More at GoodHousekeeping.com
Wendy Landes, the symbol for the annual Wendy Walk that raises funds for liposarcoma, passed away this March. “She was an incredible human being,” said Alex Norton, a member of the Wendy Walk executive board. “She lived life to the fullest and never pitied herself.” Read More
The fourth annual Wendy Walk Miami 5K, to raise funds for liposarcoma cancer research, will go on as planned on April 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Palm Island Park in Miami Beach. The event was created by family members of Los Angeles resident Wendy Landes, 58, who suffered from the rare and currently incurable cancer. Wendy passed away March 14 after bravely fighting the disease since 2008. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/26/3307561/beach-buzz-wendy-walk-to-fund.html#storylink=cpy
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